Minnesota's economic outlook will ratchet up the political rhetoric

  • Article by: Baird Helgeson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 4, 2013 - 9:22 PM

Only thing certain with today’s forecast is debate that will follow.

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dave9398Dec. 4, 13 9:34 PM

"Dayton has said that if Republicans had dropped their earlier opposition to tax increases, the state would have emerged from the downturn with mammoth surpluses." --- the fact that Dayton thinks hoarding private funds and taking them out of the economy is somehow a good thing just shows how clueless he actually is.

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falcon1681Dec. 4, 1310:35 PM

Yeah, because the Republican plan of massive tax cuts, wild spending sprees and kicking the payment can down the road worked so fantastically well for us....

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gemie1Dec. 4, 1310:38 PM

This coming from the guy that had everything handed to him on a silver platter, because his last name is Dayton. Not against personal wealth, but I am against someone who makes it sound so trivial taxing people. Sometimes it has to be done, but not when the Governor and his buddies spend money like it does grow on trees.

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elmore1Dec. 4, 1310:43 PM

Dayton continues to act like a schoolyard brat. He is spending money like a drunken sailor just to get back at the GOP. We need a mature, common sense, moderate Guv next time....

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gemie1Dec. 4, 1311:05 PM

Elmore1, you are a 100 percent correct we need a moderate governor.

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nathanhaleDec. 5, 1312:00 AM

The fifth paragraph of this story should get an award for the least objective paragraph in the history of journalism. Was this supposed to be an op-ed or a straight news story?

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milkman53Dec. 5, 13 5:33 AM

What part of our current good fortune is the result of Republican policies? Look at what their ideas are doing in Wisconsin.

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windigolakeDec. 5, 13 6:00 AM

"Under former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a DFL-controlled Legislature, the state drained its budget reserves and borrowed heavily from schools to balance the budget. They cut aid to local governments and trimmed increases to higher education spending. Tuition soared, and property taxes rose even as land values fell." The fifth paragraph is entirely accurate. You don't like it that Pawlenty engineered the economic problems of Minnesota that Dayton has remedied? Too bad.

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supervon2Dec. 5, 13 6:09 AM

What happens now is the public Unions line up and start telling the media that the increase belongs to them and it's "Their" money. When this happened to Ventura he gave the money back to the taxpayers. Dayton will roll over and give the Unions the biggest pay increase in modern history. Just watch.

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dentesterDec. 5, 13 6:43 AM

Borrowing money is temporary. It eventually gets paid back. Raising taxes, especially by governments controlled by democrats, is permanent. They never reduce taxes on the people once they see all the votes they can buy with it.

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