Dayton gets last word as he vetoes reworked GOP tax cuts

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON and MIKE KASZUBA , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: May 15, 2012 - 8:01 AM

Some had hoped he'd sign bill as thanks for GOP stadium support.

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mcleanmMay. 14, 12 9:15 PM

Note to the GOP. You guys need to take Negotiating 101. Nothing personal but you guys suck at this.

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ranger1873May. 14, 12 9:16 PM

He'll raise taxes on his buddy Zygi Wilf instead. Oh, wait. He lives in New Jersey. Never mind.

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savagedruidsMay. 14, 12 9:26 PM

Too heavily towards business, hmmm. Yeah wouldn't want any agreements that heavily favor business.

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savagedruidsMay. 14, 12 9:29 PM

Was this a GOP tax bill or a bipartisan tax bill. How many dems voted for it. I think MarkD might have set a new veto record for bipartisan bills.

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davestrib00May. 14, 12 9:30 PM

I'll give Dayton props for standing by his beliefs, but I think he was a bit hypocritical spending so much time on a football stadium and so little working on our economy. Yes the Republicans were giving breaks to businesses, but the tax breaks for the most part were related to investments and growth by business. They were incentives to get the economy moving and theoretically that would generate additional tax revenues. No disagreement that everyone has been hurt by the economy, but this was a pretty small investment. Very sad to see both parties did in and accomplish so little. Even sadder that our governor didn't spend more time on this.

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codger1016May. 14, 1210:09 PM

Government works best and things get accomplished when two sides sit down together and negotiate. That happened with the stadium, did not happen with the tax bill.

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hodgsoglMay. 14, 1210:10 PM

Too bad we don't have a recall process in place in Minnesota.

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bjames3May. 14, 1210:15 PM

Dear Governor Dayton, please send the moneys you would have allocated towards investments by small businesses and job growth initiatives over to MnDOT. They can use it to paint the signs that can go up at our borders with this public service announcement: "Dear Business leaders, thanks for visiting Minnesota land of 10,000 lakes and taxes. We really don't have anything to offer you so if you will just continue on down I-94, I-90 and I35W and take your jobs and investments to Texas, Virginia, North and South Dakota, Florida, and Wisconsin. We in the State Government really don't get business up here and we thought we'd let you know so we don't waste your valuable time nor ours."

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kingtutskyMay. 14, 1210:18 PM

Dayton is no fan of small business. That is where real economic growth comes from. But no help from the big spender.

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jimiekMay. 14, 1210:19 PM

So these businesses are going to move to South Dakota where they don't even have regular air service? I think not. You get what you pay for in this world.

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