Tax-happy DFL will do Minnesota harm

  • Article by: Jason Lewis
  • Updated: March 30, 2013 - 5:22 PM

Check what’s going on in states that show restraint. You might prefer it.

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chavistaMar. 30, 13 5:43 PM

Wow Jason, let's be just like North Carolina where they still fly the Stars and Bars in the capitol. Their unemployment rate is currently 9.4% and ours is 5.5%, golly gee wish we could have more unemployed. North Carolina receives $1.08 per person from the federal government, we receive $0.72 per person. And what about all the money those folks make. Minnesota averages about $43,000 and North Carolina $36,000 (2010) figures, today Minnesota is a lot higher. Jason, quit writing columns about finances, budgets, taxes, and money, you have absolutely no knowledge or credibility in the subject!

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goferfanzMar. 30, 13 6:45 PM

Hmmmm. How about READING the column? It explains how NC has just moved to GOP control, and hopes to turn around the misery left by the Dems. Meanwhile, the DFL here rode an Obama wave into power, so MN citizens are left to wonder if the rather robust economy will now tank in the wake of DFL control.......

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stcroixdiverMar. 30, 13 7:00 PM

Chavista- I guess you can understand then, what decades of Democratic party rule have done for North Carolina? Not much.

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pumiceMar. 30, 13 7:13 PM

According to Mr. Lewis' retelling of "Looting the Plutocrats": "The Democrats’ greedy hand assumes it’s 'fair' to tax one set of Minnesotans and not others." Setting aside the obligatory and gratuitous quote marks, does Mr. Lewis think anyone will not notice that he has shamelessly transferred the accusation of not taxing workers from the realm of federal income tax to the state??? Really, Mr. Lewis, have you no sense of decency?

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marsbonfireMar. 30, 13 7:41 PM

Gee, yet another regurgitated anti-tax diatribe by the same hack radio talk show host. Wake me when it's over...

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chuckdancerMar. 30, 1310:09 PM

Why is it the dollar in tax that is the critical dollar? I guess the guy wants to continue borrowing and shifting money around to make it look like the budget is balanced.

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middleman711Mar. 30, 1310:41 PM

Even the Beatles rued the greed of the Taxman.

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tooty123Mar. 31, 13 1:35 AM

Did Jason move to another state??? Now, he is back again?? If Minnesota was such an "evil" state, why are you back??

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cstoney48Mar. 31, 13 7:30 AM

If low taxes and less regulation were the criteria for prosperity, then Mississippi and Alabama would be the pace setters for the nation. And how are they doing these days??? You get what you pay for...

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offtherecordMar. 31, 13 7:39 AM

Even Bill Maher is seeing the light: Maher said, "You know what? Rich people - I'm sure you'd agree with this - actually do pay the freight in this country."

"I just saw these statistics," he continued, "I mean, something like 70 percent. And here in California, I just want to say liberals - you could actually lose me. It's outrageous what we're paying - over 50 percent. I'm willing to pay my share, but yeah, it's ridiculous."

The DFL is not only power hungry but they have an insatiable appetite for taking and spending other peoples money. They have controlled this state for 38 of 40 years and are intent on destroying it.

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