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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Fight the DFL Tax Onslaught

Given all of the proposed tax increases and nanny state regulations that will increase government growth and spending, please remember that there is a huge tax cut rally on the steps of the Capitol on Saturday April 14 at noon. Rumor has it that some tree huggers are going to try to crash the party so it's important that as many freedom loving conservatives as possible show up.

The rally is being sponsored and organized by Jason Lewis's Tax Cut Coalition. From Jason's web page:
About the easiest thing for a Minnesota politician to be is compassionate with someone else's money---usually yours! So as the leaders of the Census Bureau's 6th 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 declare loud and clear, "Not this time you don't!"

Remember, the last biennial budget went up a whopping 12.4%. It now totals $32 billion dollars, almost doubling over the last decade. How is it Wisconsin has 400,000 more people yet spends less that Minnesota? I'll tell you how, from Arne Carlson to Jesse Ventura to Tim Pawlenty, too many governors have capitulated to liberal legislators (and their cheerleaders in the media) intent on spending the over collection of taxes called budget surpluses. And now, with a DFL dominated legislature totally divorced from any fiscal reality, they're set to spend the surplus again---only this time it's in the billions!

Of course, the "progressives" (as they 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 $32 billion per biennium. 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.

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 (dare we include the 'children' too?). And there is only one way to stop it: permanent tax reduction. In fact, the only way to combat the spender's special interest lobbies is to reduce the amount of taxpayer funded goodies they're able to hand out-year in and year out. It is after all, your money.
Please check out Jason's page and sign the petition that will be presented to the Governor.

Keep up the heat on the big spenders and we'll see you on the 14th!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree -- the DFL shouldn't tax us. They should use the same strategy that the Republicans used to screw the middle class in the past two legislative sessions -- "user fees"!!! No folks, those billions AREN'T taxes! Hehe, don't you love how stupid Minnesotans are . . . when the pubs do it it ain't new taxes because they just change up the lingo!

Especially clever was the "borrow and spend" solution Pawlenty used to fix roads -- just shift the costs off onto our children and grandchildren! That's right, screw 'em!

I just love being a Republican!!

4/23/2007 10:51 PM  
Blogger Right Hook said...

If you read some of our previous posts you will find that we are just as against RINOs and "fees" as much as we are against confiscatory taxation. Although the biggest offenders tend to be DFLers, the battle is more conservative vs. liberal than Republican vs. Democrat. In this session the DFL is in charge and the leadership is driving Taxapalooza '07.

I'm not happy with a lot Pawlenty has done, but in many cases bonding to fix the roads makes economic sense when the state can lock in an interest rate that costs the state less over time than spending current revenues. Spreading out the payments over time isn't necessarily "screwing" our children and grandchildren as they will be using the road infrastructure in the future when much of the debt has been paid off.

The problem isn't taxing. The problem is spending too much.

4/24/2007 7:22 AM  

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