About the easiest thing for a Minnesota politician to be is compassionate with someone else's money--yours! So as the leaders of the Census Bureau's 7th highest per capita tax state gather at the Capitol to once again bust any parameters on limited government and fiscal responsibility, it's time for the peasants to grab the pitchforks and take to the Capitol steps.
Remember, Minnesota’s biennial budget now totals nearly $35 billion, more than our neighbors in Wisconsin even though they have 400,000 more folks. Last year we spent the state surplus of $2.2 billion resulting in back to back increases in the the last two biennial budgets of 12.4% and 9.8% respectively.
Of course, the "progressives" (as liberals now refer to themselves) disguise their government greed with some bemusing tactics, such as the spurious claim that adjusted for inflation, Minnesota's general fund isn't actually large enough at $35 billion. Hmm…interesting inflation calculator they've got there. Going back a decade and using the Federal Reserve's online version and this budget has far outstripped the general increase in the price of goods and services. Not even close.
Nevertheless, even during an election year, federal and state officials Democrats are actually planning further tax hikes.
Chief Justice, John Marshall once said, "the power to tax is the power to destroy." By putting the government budget ahead of the family budget, these career politicians have caused undue hardship for the average Minnesota household And the only way to combat the spender's special interest lobbies, especially in a bonding year at the state capitol, is to reduce the amount of taxpayer funded goodies they're able to hand out. It is, after all, your money.
Let me urge you to join Minnesota's Tax Cut Coalition today by signing the petition below and by joining us in St. Paul in 2009. By registering you can even choose the state tax cut you think would be most beneficial to you and your family. Our website will keep a running tally of your vote and we here at KTLK will keep you updated on our progress. So join today and we’ll see you in St. Paul in April!
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