Elections have consequences [UPDATED]Published 10:25am Thursday, November 15, 2012 Updated 12:28pm Thursday, November 15, 2012
Now that the dust has settled after the election of 2012, you may be asking yourself “What just happened?”
On both the national and state levels the majority of the voters decided that it was better to vote for entitlements and handouts instead of capitalism.
The idea of more taxes and more spending continues at a runaway pace, as we continue to hand our children and grandchildren a national debt which will forever be a heavy weight around their neck.
Gone are the days of “a good day’s work for a good day’s pay” as now we collectively agree that it is better to let the government provide for the citizenry. Hopefully you do not agree with this idea, but unfortunately, those who voted as a whole sent this message to Washington, D.C. and Saint Paul.
Two years ago Mark Dayton who ran for Minnesota’s governor as the DFL candidate, and to this day Governor Mark Dayton continues to say that he wants to raise taxes in Minnesota.
He says that he wants to raise the taxes of the rich, which would be a bad idea as those are the people who provide the employment to the middle and lower income level job holders. Any tax increase on anyone is a tax increase to all.
Now with the DFL tax and spend controlled House of Representatives and Senate, what could possibly stop him?
Will he keep his promise and change the business climate in Minnesota? If he gets the blessings of his fellow Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature, he will. Prices will continue to soar and your paycheck will plummet to a lower level.
This is not a rosy picture, but just reality. Two years from now will we be asking “What happened to my paycheck and Minnesota’s economy?”
Elections do have consequences, and sometimes a nation and state get just what they deserve.
Brent E. Frazier