Businesses: Plan to tax services a 'killer'

  • Article by: DAVID PHELPS and JENNIFER BJORHUS , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: January 24, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Foes say Dayton's revenue proposal would hurt jobs, punish small companies and be a nightmare for firms trying to compete out of state.

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Flash_GordonJan. 23, 13 9:42 PM

Most of the howling is coming from special interest groups who would be affected by the changes.

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wbgleasonJan. 23, 1310:00 PM

Ha, ha, ha, Charlie. Surely you are joking. You claim "economists" support your position and cite a spokesman from the non-partisan - ha, ha, ha, again - Tax Foundation. The Tax Foundation has received funding from ExxonMobil and from conservative political groups such as the Koch Family Foundations, the Earhart Foundation,[20] and Citizens for a Sound Economy. Try harder to find a real economist, please.

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onelesscarJan. 23, 1310:03 PM

Hmmm, I voted for Dayton, but I'm not sure about this one. I think MN should look to cut entitlement spending. Often, I feel we are getting taken advantage of.

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offmylawnJan. 23, 1310:04 PM

Everyone who claims a particular tax is bad (and they may well be right), needs to say what tax should be increased instead.

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tacotonyJan. 23, 1310:15 PM

All these arguments against new sales taxes really caught me off guard.

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brianjapanJan. 23, 1310:16 PM

Way to go Mr Dayton. Make the business community angry. Can't you just reel in spending a little?

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sunnyreaderJan. 23, 1310:17 PM

If I go to a luxury shop and spend 800 dollars for a dress, I can afford the extra money in sales tax. If I hire an electrician or plumber it is most likely that I've got a crisis going in my house and am going to be hit hard with a bill that I really can't afford. I really don't feel it's fair to be taxed on that, or with a car repair. If I need a lawyer as an individual, it is also likely to be more necessity than luxury. Not crazy about this idea. It needs some more thought.

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william16Jan. 23, 1310:17 PM

If this proposal somehow squeaks through, there will be a wave of professionals (attorneys, accountants, p.r. pros and others) who will set up shop just across the border in Wisconsin.

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mplsjimJan. 23, 1310:17 PM

Powerful groups overwhelm the common man in today's world -- we end up paying the piper, and taking all the risk, while they walk away with their Lexus lifestyles.

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rookie6886Jan. 23, 1310:23 PM

Welcome to a DFL monopoly on politics in the state, folks. Thank you to all the 'Yes' amendment voters who have created this nightmare by voting in all the lefties. But hey, as long as we can throw more money at things, I'm sure the government can take care of everyone who will be laid off due to the lack of hiring, right?

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