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"It just looks to me like he wanted to force a shutdown." -- No kidding.
10/24/2010 - During a live debate, Dayton was asked by Tom Hauser (KSTP), "If you can't get the tax increases you want and you can't get the legislature to go along with the vision you have, how far would you be willing to go? Would you allow Gov't to shutdown in order to try to get things the way you see them?" Dayton responded with, "No, I would not shut gov't down, Tom." 2/9/2011, Dayton pledged to NOT shutdown the Gov't. -- Lying HYPOCRITE!
@palsar - Look at both sides of the picture instead of taking your party line. Dayton has presented 6 versions of a balanced budget and each time the GOP turn it down because they are directed to do so by Grover and Sutton. All the GOP had to do was to accept any one of the reasonable budgets that were presented, but they were dead set on a shutdown. In this article we read about the troubles that state employees are having making ends meet, but yet Zellers and the rest of the puppets are still receiving their paychecks. Now that is a true HYPOCRITE!! We all know that the optimum budget will be a blend of revenues and cuts, now if we can only get that through their thick heads this will all be over.
Sorry guys, thats gotta be tough. Hope ya can make ends meet til they get this settled.
23,000 state employees are out of work and our Governor and do-nothing legislature are still getting paid....for doing absolutely nothing. Brilliant.
Reading these comment since the shutdown started reminds me of Jeopardy..."I'll take the blame game for $500, Alex."
"Brain drain" ... gotta love it!
"Dayton has presented 6 versions of a balanced budget and each time the GOP turn it down because they are directed to do so by Grover and Sutton." -- No, the GOP candidates ran on the "NO TAX INCREASE" platform and they WON the majority. They are doing exactly what they said they'd do. Gov. Goofy on the other hand is doing exactly what he said he WON'T do.
too many other people have been laid off, where is the concern for them? just because they are not public employees this paper doesn't care?
Nobody to blame but little markie.First time in life he has heard no.A 12% percent increase and biggest budget ever not enough for greedy Dems.Call the Governor and tell him state Government is big enough.
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