The Minnesota budget has increased 200% over the last 20 years. I created this chart that shows the growth is Minnesota’s general fund spending since 1992. I included the percent increase because its shocking. (Budget numbers are from MMB)
Governor Dayton is proposing 2 different spending numbers.
Proposed budget: $42,497,000
Transportation plan: 10 year spending: $8.731 / 10 = $0.8731 per year making his budget actually: $43,370,000
His budget, and the extra taxes on top of his budget for his transportation plan which is the only way he will fix our crumbling roads and bridges, would add either a 7% increase or a 10% spending increase.
Oh I know. a $10 billion increase in State Spending since Dayton took office “sounds” like a lot of money……..
Take a look at what Minnesota’s budget since 1992 would look like with just cost of living adjustments.
Albeit, he only has one day to do it, I personally wouldn’t tempt Mark Dayton to see how much taxpayer money he could hand out to his friends in 24 hours with out any Legislative approval or oversight.
Why would it be wrong to hand out pay raises with out Legislative oversight and approval on 364 days of the year, but OK on just one?
Gov. Mark Dayton isn’t revealing what kind of raises he’ll grant agency commissioners under a bill that gives him a one-day window to decide.
Dayton made it clear Thursday he’ll sign a bill negotiated with the House, Senate and his administration. Both chambers are due to take final votes later in the day.
The bill wipes out big raises he awarded to his cabinet last month, but lets him give new ones on July 1. After that, any commissioner pay hikes would need legislative approval. Asked about his intentions, The Democratic governor would only say: “Ask me on June 30th.”
You can’t claim to be compassionate if you support barbarism like this.
There are already a million abortions each year in the US. Are we now going to be the abortion provider to the world?
Think of it. We already take the lives of a million innocent lives each year. We are being forced to open our borders to people from poverty stricken countries and we are going to welcome them with free abortions.
What exactly are we trying to tell the world about what makes us tick?
I guess this is what fundamentally transforming America looks like.
Finally, there is a limit on the total amount that a candidate’s committee can receive from certain types of donors. This limit is called the “special source limit”. The donors included in this limit are often called “special sources”, and include political committees and funds, lobbyists, and associations not registered with the Board. Contributions from large donors no longer count toward the special source limit.
Aggregate special source limits for the 2015-2016 election cycle segment
Secretary of State, State Auditor
But they used to. A Federal Judge struck down the law for the 2014 election cycle. A damning new report from Institute for Justice shines a spotlight on which 2014 Minnesota Governor candidate benefitted the most, Democrat Mark Dayton or Republican Jeff Johnson.
(Source: MPR Blog: Capitol View) According to the group’s analysis, one or both candidates in half of Minnesota’s legislative and statewide races benefited from the rule’s suspension. That includes Gov. Mark Dayton, who raised $744,000 more than he would have under the old rules. His opponent Republican Jeff Johnson raised $25,000 more than he would have under the old rules.
That means major donors, as in people who can write checks for over $500 to $1,000 overwhelmingly supported Mark Dayton in the 2014 election.
That flies contrary to every single thing the DFL and Minnesota media portray about political contributors. Spread this one far and wide folks because the data backs up critics of this left wing talking point that the GOP is the party of the rich.
Many of us have long since believed that the party of the rich is the DFL. They are supported by a bunch rich people who have theirs already, which is why they don’t mind the massive tax increases and regulatory burdens that make it nearly impossible for the average business owner to ever make it, let alone try to employ people in this state. (IE: really support the middle class.)
The MPR blog post headline shrieks of more of the same old usual bias we’ve come to expect. After all, it was a blog post by Catherine Richert. The numbers in the report show that Mark Dayton had a HUGE advantage due to the law change. In fact Dayton quadrupled what he could have received from this group of citizens under old rules.
Dayton major donor contributions in 2014. Newly allowed: $744,000 + Old limit: $313,000 = $1,057,000 total major donors.
Johnson major donor contributions in 2014. Newly allowed: $25,000 + Old limit: $313,000 = $338,000 total major donors.
Dayton raised $759,000 more dollars from wealthy donors than Jeff Johnson.
Democrats like Al Franken & Barrack Obama are pushing very strongly for Net Neutrality. I instinctively cringe when a Democrat demands something. More often than not, I am right and they are trying to squash freedom and productivity.
As the secrets of their Net Neutrality push are being revealed, the deal looks to be even worse. Like how the “fixed” health insurance, they are looking to their socialist friends across the pond for a socialist answer to unchecked freedom of speech.
In a joint column, Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai and Federal Election Commission member Lee Goodman, leveled the boom on the Obama-favored regulations, essentially charging that it will muck up the freedom the nation has come to expect from the Internet.
Noting recent votes on the issue that ended in a political deadlock, the two wrote, “these close votes and the risk of idiosyncratic case-by-case enforcement inevitably discourage citizens and groups from speaking freely online about politics.”
Bottom line, they warned: “Internet freedom works. It is difficult to imagine where we would be today had the government micromanaged the Internet for the past two decades as it does Amtrak and the U.S. Postal Service. Neither of us wants to find out where the Internet will be two decades from now if the federal government tightens its regulatory grip. We don’t need to shift control of the Internet to bureaucracies in Washington. Let’s leave the power where it belongs — with the American people. When it comes to Americans’ ability to access online content or offer political speech online, there isn’t anything broken for the government to “fix.” To paraphrase President Ronald Reagan, Internet regulation isn’t the solution to a problem. Internet regulation is the problem.”
If only Minnesota voters know Al Franken was a stark raving mad left wing Marxist…..
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A new proposal from Sen. Al Franken would allow all workers to earn sick time if they or a family member are under the weather.
Franken says 43 million workers don’t have paid sick days, and many are forced to come to work when they don’t feel well.
What about the employers who have already had taxes raised by Franken? What about the employers who have already had their regulations raised by Franken? What about the employers who have already had their material costs raised by Franken? Do we need to bring up Obamacare’s burden on employers too?
I know most elected Democrats have never had to make a payroll as a business owner, but do they really believe that money grows on trees?