Budgeting 2011

Dear Editor:

Let’s see if we can understand the process. 1) Democrat Governor Mark Dayton did not propose a budget; 2) Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature did not propose a budget; 3) Republicans in the legislature did propose and pass a budget that would have increased overall state spending 6 percent without tax increases on one of the most heavily taxed states in the U.S.; 4) Democrat Governor Mark Dayton vetoed this budget because it did not raise taxes and its spending priorities were “not Minnesota,” “not Minnesota,” “not Minnesota”, …; 5) Democrat Governor Mark Dayton is seriously proposing to spend hundreds of millions of our tax dollars on an entertainment facility (read Viking Stadium) that would be used infrequently by less than 2 percent of our state’s population.

See, it all makes perfect sense.

David Greer
Cambridge

  • Larry Ilu

    Well, David, you supply only half of the information needed. The 6% “raise” would come from what “cuts”? If revenue is not raised and you already are in deficit, tell me where they get the 6% monies from? As far as the new Vikings statium goes, it has been printed, talked about and proven that the city and state use the Metrodome over 300 days a year. I think that will total more than 2% of the population.

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