Times have been tough for Minnesotans. The Green Bay Packers beat the Vikings twice last year and now in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is seriously committed to bringing the state budget under control while our Governor Dayton has only proposed raising taxes and spending.
Governor Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature have shown great courage by breaking the stranglehold public employee unions have had on city, county and state budgets as a first step in bringing Wisconsin’s budget under control. Governor Dayton’s budget proposals have been employed for many years, both in Minnesota and at the national level. They have brought us to the financial crisis in which we now find ourselves.
The federal government has generated an unfathomable debt and is broke. Many states, including Minnesota, are in various stages of “brokenness.” The only way to fix that is to start spending significantly less than our income. We all have to live that way, but somehow we have not required our governments to do the same. As a result we have mortgaged our children’s and grandchildren’s futures, something our grandparents did not do to us. Are we less worthy parents and grandparents than ours were?