Dayton takes his tax and spending proposals on the road

  • Article by: Baird Helgeson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 21, 2013 - 5:35 AM

He told a friendly, feisty Duluth crowd that raising taxes on high earners and smokers makes sense. But other DFLers have other ideas.

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MN4MNMar. 20, 13 9:17 PM

If he proposes that he will empty his trust fund, I'll maybe vote for him.... But it's hard to vote for a person who goes against the "1%" when he is there. Cut some spending is the common sense. You can't just keep taxing without cutting spending.

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sammy5542612Mar. 20, 13 9:24 PM

People should show more respect to our leader, Mark Dayton! He knows that workers like myself grow frustrated when they see someone driving a Cadillac. We want the drive Cadillacs also! We need to take from those who have money and give it to those people who do not, in the name of social justice! For those who try to sneak their assets out of our state, I say we tax them even more!

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thedanmanMar. 20, 13 9:24 PM

"raising taxes on high earners and smokers makes sense." Really? In which universe? And I belong to neither group.

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Thenry8999Mar. 20, 13 9:27 PM

“I am in the middle class, so that idea doesn’t bother me one bit,” said Betty Weske, an 80-year-old retiree from Moose Lake.....Perfect example of a typical Democratic voter...as long as someone else pays and not me, that's all I care about

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SpringerguyMar. 20, 13 9:38 PM

I sure hope that someone asks him why we don't raise taxes on wealthy heirs that keep their family legacy funds sheltered in tax advantaged trusts that are domiciled out of state. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how in the world this guy can parrot the "fairness" bit when his own family is the biggest violator of not paying their "fair share" under his own definition. Seems like so many of these politicians that were born with a silver spoon in their mouths are quick to go after the money others earn but are very selfish about giving up the money they were given. Don't tell me they aren't breaking laws because I realize that - it's really all about paying their fair share. Some others that don't pay their "fair" share - oh, the name Kennedy, Rockefeller or Kerry ring a bell?

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mn2niceMar. 20, 13 9:40 PM

'“All of us close to minimum wage are right on the edge,” said Jeff Dianoski, a mechanic and pack-a-day smoker from Detroit Lakes. “If they raise the tax a little bit, I can’t take that. I am going to have to quit. They should find the money somewhere else.”' Hey, Jeff. That is exactly what they would like you to do, and ya know what, if you do you will live longer for it.

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colenickmainMar. 20, 1310:09 PM

Gov. TrustFund - Your proposal does offer a balanced approach because it doesn't cut spending. It doesn't even curb the rate of increased spending. Your "fair" approach is all Keynesian theory with real-world disastrous consequences to the economic vitality of this state...which hurts real Minnesotans. Folks, we need to stand with one voice to tell this trust fund baby wannabe autocrat that he needs to curb spending...NOW!

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sek2undrstndMar. 20, 1310:16 PM

We all benefit when we ALL benefit. Governor Dayton is working hard to give everyone economic freedom and grow our economy.

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sek2undrstndMar. 20, 1310:19 PM

posted by colenickmain "Gov. TrustFund - Your proposal does offer a balanced approach because it doesn't cut spending. It doesn't even curb the rate of increased spending. Your "fair" approach is all Keynesian theory with real-world disastrous consequences to the economic vitality of this state"......... You want to do what they are doing in Europe? You want their double-digit unemployment? You want their double-dip recessions? You want their declining wages? Another failed conservative proposal.

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garagewineMar. 20, 1310:20 PM

2014, Mark. Remember it. We certainly will.

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