Short take: How Minnesotans would have fixed the budget

  • Article by: LORI STURDEVANT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 26, 2011 - 8:38 PM
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r1100rsl2Jul. 26, 11 7:38 PM

Dear Lori, Please accept the fact that the legislature and the governor chose not to follow your advice on the budget. Each additional article concerning this sounds like sour grapes on your part. I'm sure you can find additional liberal causes to pursue until we revisit this one next election.

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ranger1873Jul. 26, 11 7:49 PM

Lori: Give. It. Up.

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wrosierJul. 26, 11 7:49 PM

r1100rsl2Jul. 26, 11 7:38 PM Dear Lori, Please accept the fact that the legislature and the governor chose not to follow your advice on the budget. Each additional article concerning this sounds like sour grapes on your part. I'm sure you can find additional liberal causes to pursue until we revisit this one next election........................I am sure that the majority of Minnesotan's are awaiting the next election. Is Grover going to come up with a new pldge this time or keep the same one? Will it be public knowledge again? Can't wait to see all the "One and Done" Tea-party people.

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Don9539Jul. 26, 11 8:05 PM

Of those who preferred a tax increase, did they favor a tax increase on themselves or on some other person?

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xenonimusJul. 26, 11 9:00 PM

Really Lori? 130 people isn't much of a sampling. What about the demographics of these participants? Did they represent an accurate cross section of the public? Given the results, I seriously doubt it. Look Lori, it's time to put on your big-girl pants and accept that the budget debate is over and done with for this bienium. Move on.

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wrosierJul. 26, 11 9:27 PM

xenonimusJul. 26, 11 9:00 PM Look Lori, it's time to put on your big-girl pants and accept that the budget debate is over and done with for this bienium. Move on...................I don't think so, the memory of how this legislature shut down our state over Grover's pledge will remain with us for a long time. T-paw and the "Tea-party's "kick the can" and "borrow/shift and spend" actions will require us to re-visit this issue next budget cycle. But before the next budget cycle there is another election. Wanna guess how that is going to go? BYE BYE Tea-publicans !!

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rogerwa1Jul. 26, 1111:08 PM

Its great that this fit the narrative. The tax rates are fine. WE need policies that drive growth. Dayton and friends are doing the opposite. The bias if this paper and its columnists never fail to amaze me.

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righteeeoooJul. 26, 1111:17 PM

YUP... 83% preferred tax increases... But only if those tax increases are for others to pay....

How many of those 83% preferred to pay higher taxes themselves???

Lori is just another liberal who plays the propaganda game with numbers without really knowing what those numbers mean....

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hallock53Jul. 26, 1111:31 PM

The public is still ahead of the GOP, no surprise there. I hope they remember come 2012. And you CAN call me biased if you want. At least I'm biased toward the poor and the middle class instead of the top 2%.

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ispacecowboyJul. 27, 1112:19 AM

Unless the tax increase question in a poll is worded: are you willing to pay more taxes personally to balance the budget, the polls that show tax increase are favored as the solution are irrelevant. Expecting others to pay more in taxes when you personally are not willing to is a not an option.

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