Governor Dayton, ‘How serious are you?’Published 11:57am Friday, August 16, 2013
This past legislative session saw unprecedented tax increases. These tax increases were something I and many others, were very opposed too.
These huge tax increases happened even though surplus revenues were coming into the state coffers. The DFL leadership is “counting on you to forget” who is to blame.
These tax increases are starting to hit Minnesotans and Minnesota Business, at the worst of times.
Crop prices are nowhere near where they were at this time last year.
However, the DFL along with Governor Dayton, have now taxed farmers, as if prices were unchanged.
New warehouse taxes and taxes on labor are adding cost to farmers dealing with these low prices.
There is an opportunity for the Democrats to get things right.
Gov. Dayton has begun the discussion of having a special session this fall to address the devastating storms that occurred this past spring.
While those topics should remain at the forefront of the session, this is a golden opportunity to repeal these taxes.
Gov. Dayton himself recently acknowledged that these taxes should be repealed but not until it’s convenient for him in 2014.
So I ask you Governor, if you are serious about repealing these taxes why not now?
Minnesotans need to know, that the DFL controlled legislature along with Gov. Dayton can repeal these tax increases at the very same time and on the same day, when we all come together to deal with the storm funding.
With both parties agreeing these are bad taxes, let’s see just how “serious” our Governor is.
I encourage every Minnesotan to call their legislator, and tell them that after we take care of the folks devastated by these storms we also in a bipartisan fashion, repeal these two simple tax increases.
Democrats and Republicans agree on this.
The DFL is in total control; let’s see just how serious they are in getting this done.