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The business community zeroes in on the part it really, really doesn't like.
It would be more constructive for the business community to be more clear what they want from the government in resources and services rather than continuing wo whine about paying for taxes. After a while it gets kinda old.
We need cutting edge businesses in this state, what we need to get them is a top notch work force. Education plays a part. Perhaps something like partial government sponsorship of apprenticeship could help as well. The business community should know best what would help them. Having the two sides work together to find that solution would be a novel idea in the state and the country.
Lori, Could you please detail all the cuts Dayton is proposing in his effort to "fix" our budget and deficit?
Look at him. Listen to him.does he inspire confidence and leadership?
Running a profitable business always seems so easy when it is explained by people who have never run one. Curiously, it seems like the only people speaking for economic growth are business people. Shouldn't everyone care about economic growth?
Mark, you have a hypothesis that there is a rising "demand for govt services". What are the facts behind that? We live in a nice state, have good roads, parks, infrastructure and pay a healthy tax rate for it. Who is demanding MORE govt services?
There is a demand for more services? Then can someone tell me why, when Dayton manufaured a government shutdown, did NO oNE even notice? In what reality is the "governor" existing?
The man does not have a clue about anything.
Governor Dayton and the DFL are introducing legislation to increase the state minimum wage. For the sake of [minimizing] arguments let's state that this topic has pro and con merits. However, note also that many union contracts have triggers which raise union pay structures automatically when the minimum wage is increased. Note that this is not an anti-union assessment. However, it is an indicator of political payback and the recognition that while the GOP is consistently blasted for political cronyism, the DFL plays the same game.
#) Increases in ANY kind of tax NEVER spur economic growth...it only STIFLES it. #2) When the Minnesota State Sales Tax was passed into law in the mid 1960's it was originally intended to be a TEMPORARY TAX (yeah, right). All these years later, not only have we had increases in this tax rate, we obviously still have it. Now liberal tax and spend democrats headed by Governor Dayton want to expand and spread that tax to fund more of their big government spending scams and schemes. Too much tax money is NEVER ENOUGH for these people! We have a spending problem on a state and federal level, NOT a "not taxing enough" problem. I'm fed up with these hucksters. TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!!! THANK YOU!!!
They talk about a spending problem and being taxed too much but I don't think they ever laid out the cuts they would make even when they told Minnesotans there was waste in state government to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. They did raise fees and "fees", constantly attempted to raise money with gambling schemes, and borrowed more and more money. That to me seems to indicate that they needed money. Which is exactly what they say they don't need.
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