One by one, bars get tapped out

  • Article by: ERIC ROPER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 12, 2011 - 10:58 PM
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sbuffalo45Jul. 12, 11 9:40 PM

That's why we need to tax the rich and make them pay their fair share. We have had economic troubles in this country for several years, and many economists believe that the rich are responsible. They are hoarding their money. If we can redistribute this wealth, then the workers can create more prosperity through the economic multipler effect.

Truckman182Jul. 12, 11 9:41 PM

Governor Dayton sign the Republican budget and open the state back up. The economy of the state was already fragile to begin with. Now you are essentially torpedo'ing the lives and livelihood of thousands of Minnesotans.

spendmoreJul. 12, 11 9:45 PM

"The governor keeps insisting he wants more revenue, but if he doesn't instruct his administration to address this issue, he'll be chasing revenue out of the state," - Punishment time. Gov Trust Fund doesn't care about the businesses or who gets hurt. He only cares about increasing taxes. Once again, the state shoots itself in the foot to get its way, more pain to follow!

skol12Jul. 12, 11 9:45 PM

Get on it Dayton. It would be the first thing you've done since receiving a whopping 40% of the vote. You weren't put into office via mandate. Sign the budget and move on.

forpeopleJul. 12, 11 9:48 PM

The truckers can't use rest stops, no one can get a driver's license, birth certificates are not available for those needing passports and businesses are driven out of business. All of this is the result of Republican extremists in the legislature who are willing to hurt the middle class and small business owners without blinking an eyelash. All the Republicans care about is protecting the rich.

darkelfJul. 12, 11 9:48 PM

don't like it? start yelling at your representative (you know, the person who's supposed to be working on your behalf, whether you voted for them or not) to compromise and get a budget done. and since the GOP likes to talk about running the state like a business, what happens to a company board which so completely fails its fiduciary duty that the company is forced to shut down? hint, they're not commended for their ideology.

humph010Jul. 12, 11 9:48 PM

This IS the GOP strategy for less government!!I'm sure these bar owners will be thanking the GOP for the shutdown . . .for offering them the experience to live within their budgets. When their business dives, employees get laid off, then they also be thankful for no small business government loans, no unemployment assistance. What next does the GOP offer to create a job/business climate here in Minnesota?

coacherJul. 12, 11 9:50 PM

As much as some would like to argue who caused this, one person vetoed all the passed budget bills, refuses to call the legislature back for a lights on bill and even after he was offered all of his education funding, he went up to St. Cloud today and campaigned for education funding. Not a rational point on his part. If the state workers want to work, simply call your union leader and pass the message this has gone on long enough and that the Governor should call back the Legislature for a lights on bill.

phoilandJul. 12, 11 9:50 PM

Gee, if this thing keeps going they may lose access to two vital avenues of compromise: the beer summit and the smoke-filled back room.

commoncent4Jul. 12, 11 9:51 PM

Dayton needs to stop his temper tantrum and erratic behavior. Sign a lights on bill and let the people get back to work. You know, something he's never done.


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