Warehousing companies fight expanded sales tax

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: June 18, 2013 - 4:29 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Some Minnesota businesses that would be subject to a new sales tax expansion are loudly complaining that it would put them at a competitive disadvantage, and they're trying to get parts of it repealed.

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MNSports24Jun. 18, 13 2:03 PM

Voters asked for increased taxes, now we must live with it! Minnesota waves goodbye to businesses as we raise over $2 billion to pay off unions. According to this legislature and governor, increased taxes without a single cut is the way to go. Absolutely crazy!

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feduplvJun. 18, 13 2:14 PM

Read the article....this should be creating jobs, but not in MN. Rather than worry about finding a way to find another revenue source how about reduce some of the huge spending increase, tax and spend, and tax and spend, doesn't seem to be a good long-term policy

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Harry_PotterJun. 18, 13 2:39 PM

Walker doesn't have to find a way now to create jobs in Wisconsin....Dayton is doing it for him.

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totaltruthJun. 18, 13 2:40 PM

Let's see now....

Amazon will quit paying all of its bloggers in the state....

Many large warehouses will now be relocating to other states...

My own business (and the jobs associated with it) are now in the process of moving to another state due to a lobbyist cutting down on competition...

Did Dayton actually run in the last election promising to push jobs out of the state??? That must be why so many people voted for him !!!

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catxmdmnJun. 18, 13 4:02 PM

I have created and sold businesses on all coasts and here in MN, and by experience, common sense, logic and history, (all eliminates that should be an electoral must - but it seems that these characteristics are not found in our officials) I agree that is one of the worst states for businesses to operate let alone survive. There is no honor nor shame in what these elected officials have done and continue to do. Thanks to the government, our Selfish/Idiotic Unions, people who's heads are buried you know where, and all our free handouts we see more and more businesses leaving. Now having another Yeng Yang in charge along with the other Yeng Yangs running the show we should now see this state crumble unless drastic changes are made. When all the businesses leave - then where will all the jobs be - where will the taxes come from - what happens to the government jobs - what happens to the free handouts - I do not think that are government and the other people understand what they are doing to this state. Well thats OK for them as the all have pensions and or government supported jobs. Wake up and clean up your act. With no businesses there will be no jobs. Make the government employees work for a living. (I know there are some that do - and those are also the ones that security complain about the waste and lazy workers) Stop all the free handouts. Start taking things to a public vote - because you elected officials have show how poor of a job they do and can not be trusted with matters that affect all of us. Have some Honor - quit taking away from hard working people and giving it top those that don't. Quit thinking that you can sweep the problems under the rug by stealing from the hard working people and giving it to those that take it. All that said - I do believe taxing Amazon is correct - as they pay no tax as others who operate here do. But also know how and what Amazon has done to some small businesses. Do some research on how they operate and buy products - leaving the original seller with no product. Nobody writes about that. Well enough said - my partner has already moved one of our companies to WI and I will be moving the rest of them over the next few years. You can thank - your government - let them take credit.

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la55122Jun. 18, 13 4:06 PM

The legislature is truly full of "people with deluded states of mind". They don't want to do anything, in the meantime, businesses will leave. Try plugging that into your tax revenue plans. The Governor needs to call a special session to fix this before plans are finalized to move thousands of jobs out of state.

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andersj9Jun. 18, 13 5:07 PM

We recently balanced the $600 million deficit with a $ 2 billion increase. What part of a $300 million adjustment needs to be found? Greedy hogs.

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omitfactsJun. 18, 13 6:13 PM

"We've actually begun the process of looking for facilities in other states," Smith said. "We've actually worked with a real estate agent already. We gave him the list of four or five states to look at."-----------------------------------------Way to go, Dayton!

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IHATELOGINS0Jun. 18, 13 6:45 PM

Let 'em all leave....who needs 'em anyway. Dems will just raise taxes on whoever is still left here to make up the difference, oh and the smokers too will needs to pay more, since they are still not paying enough to cover their damage...or so I hear everytime more taxes are wanted...sigh....

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jpcooperJun. 18, 13 8:55 PM

House Tax Chair Ann Lenczewski said she is willing to revisit the sales tax changes next session. But she wants the Senate to figure out how to plug the roughly $300 million revenue hole that would result from repealing both changes.

Easy, cut $300 million from the 2 Billion spending spree starting in 2014!

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