GOP debates supermajority to raise taxes

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  • Updated: January 14, 2012 - 5:41 PM
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sadsadsadJan. 14, 12 5:13 PM

The GOP needs to get their own parties money problems in order first before they tell the State what to do.

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jlefevreJan. 14, 12 5:34 PM

A simple majority of the state legislature should be able to plan budgets as necessary for the changing needs of the state. To require a supermajority is to give ultimate power over the budget to a minority, which doesn't sound like democracy to me.

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chevyedfJan. 14, 12 5:56 PM

You don't need revenue according to the party of deficit! You just can't make this stuff up!

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mondaveauJan. 14, 12 6:00 PM

sadsadsad-They're not telling anyone to do anything. They're putting a measure up for a vote. This kind of thing bothers you only if you're accustomed to taking OPM. Get over it and go earn your own.

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dranderson99Jan. 14, 12 6:02 PM

The teapublicans are talking about a supermajority because they know they will lose their majority status in the legislature in the next election.

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wildfoxJan. 14, 12 6:02 PM

We need a constitutional amendment that states in order to get a constitutional amendment it would require a 60 percent "supermajority" vote of legislators. The GOP uses constitutional amendments for their own personal beliefs and wishes. We shouldn't be amending the constitution every time the GOP wants to get through an unpopular issue, like the gay marriage ban. This ballot initiative will fail. It was a complete waste of legislative time. Maybe we could have avoided a gov shutdown if the cons would stick to budget issues.

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crystalbayJan. 14, 12 6:04 PM

Oh goody!!! Now Minnesota can join the ranks of Washington gridlock and get nothing done at all! We can even emulate California and completely ruin our economy! I say: watch out for the few Republicans who are pushing this insanity even as most GOPers are completely and vehemently oppose to it as they need to be removed from office.

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wildfoxJan. 14, 12 6:08 PM

Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove. "It's important. It's important to me." ... It may be best to look at what the people of MN feel is important ... not yourself. Also it may be prudent for cons to get their own finances in order before trying to "fix" the states budget problems. I am glad to see some of the states GOP are pulling the reigns on Zellers and Co. it makes me feel like there can be fair representation on both sides. Thank you to the cautious GOP reps.

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tacyrayJan. 14, 12 6:08 PM

It follows that the GOP should also agree that a supermajority should be needed to cut taxes. But I'm not holding my breath for that.

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outoftheboxJan. 14, 12 6:32 PM

Mr. Zellers, do you also want a super majority to raise revenue within your own party? How about a super majority to decrease taxes? Do you favor a super majority to reduce services? Or is this just a one way street?

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