GOP wants to phase out business property taxes

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 14, 2012 - 9:30 PM
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Lowrie02Feb. 14, 1210:19 PM

if the GOP had their way there would be no taxes and we would be living like the Hatfields and McCoys!

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scttolnFeb. 14, 1210:41 PM

There is omly one comment that can be made...."are they nuts?" If anything, they should be looking at raising business property taxes to pay for qall the service that they consume.

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dougl35534Feb. 14, 1211:50 PM

I suppose they'll try to pass it as an amendment also. Of course it needs to be offset by something..Hmmm..what to offset it with. Ok, since the GOP is so concern with what goes on in other peoples bedrooms, maybe the create a "bedroom fee". sounds stupid eh? No worse then anything else the GOP wants or is suggesting.

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ammunraFeb. 15, 1212:22 AM

"Davids, R-Preston, called the rebate program "very generous."" -- Oh, yes, all the people renting in Minnesota are just laughing their way to the banks, making out like bandits because of that rebate. Seriously, what planet does he live on?

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martiankingFeb. 15, 1212:57 AM

Honestly, who the hell is going to pay for all the bills the state needs to pay for goods and services? More fees on the 99 percent of us I guess.

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swmnguyFeb. 15, 12 6:07 AM

So, raising taxes on people who rent their homes to fund a tax cut for corporations that own real estate. Corporate personhood is more important to these people than human personhood.

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luzhishenFeb. 15, 12 6:20 AM

And the rest will pay nothing because Grover, the No Taxes Elf will appear and wave his magic wand to make the extra taxes that the rest of us will have to pay magically disappear.

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outoftheboxFeb. 15, 12 6:21 AM

Shoudn't we need a super majority to reduce taxes?

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texas_technomanFeb. 15, 12 7:15 AM

Don't these "property owners" use the same public services as homeowners? Why should they not have to pay, but all the rest of us do? In many cases, the "business" is just leasing the property anyway....not owning, so the "job creater" already is not paying property taxes. If the GOP wants to attract business to the state, they should focus on the income tax.....that's what keeps businesses away from Mn, their exec's don't want to pay the high state income taxes.

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dejudgeFeb. 15, 12 7:20 AM

As usual, Republican leaders have no ideas that do anything for the average taxpayer. VOTE these fools out!

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