A top secret mission to lure a Fortune 500 Company to Minnesota was exposed last night. DFL Governor Mark Dayton and the DFL Controlled Legislature have been proposing tax increase after tax increase and regulations to regulate regulations so far this year, which have been highlighted as job killing anti-business friendly by Republicans.
Well, in what may be an accident, the DFL leaders in the State have been trying to use Republican ideas to draw in a major company. They’ve proposed exempting this new company from the DFL agenda the rest of the businesses would be forced to deal with, plus handing them taxpayer money that would come from their competitors and the citizens of Minnesota.
Minnesota may aid biotech firm after covert courtship
Following a hush-hush courtship, top Minnesota lawmakers acknowledged Tuesday, April 16, that they are compiling a multimillion-dollar package of public subsidies and tax breaks to encourage an Illinois-based pharmaceutical firm to add 200 high-paying jobs and undertake a substantial construction project in their state.
The extent of the public offerings is becoming known months into a high-level recruitment. The name of the company, Baxter Healthcare Corp., had been constrained by a confidentiality agreement entered into by Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration. Even lawmakers who have begun voting on the package didn’t know which firm would benefit.
The Legislature is advancing a sales tax exemption, a $5 million forgivable loan and possibly more from a package that state officials have been trying to quietly assemble.
Its almost as if Democrats didn’t realize that this ‘covert affair’ would see the light of day.
This perfectly debunks Mark Dayton’s own rhetoric that businesses wouldn’t leave the state because of higher taxes and costs of doing business in Minnesota as pure partisan fodder. Democrats love to say their high taxes and costly regulations won’t drive away job creators, but they have been caught red handed trying to exempt a job creator from their own policies to get them to move here.
So everyone that is already employing Minnesotans has to pay more, and if you even think of leaving, the DFL will demonize you. But they are signing confidentiality agreements to hide the fact that they know that lower taxes and business friendly policies can attract businesses to Minnesota. AKA what Republicans want to do for everyone….
Can we now agree that the DFL is admitting that they are no friend to jobs and business?