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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Tax Cut Rally this Saturday at Noon

If you haven't done your taxes yet now would be a good time. They have to be done by next Tuesday anyway and doing them now will also get you in the proper mood for the tax cut rally this Saturday on the Capitol steps at noon.

Approximately 7000 people showed up last year and the showing probably helped give Governor Pawlenty the political cover and courage to carry through with the multitude of vetoes that spoiled the DFL festival. This year the goal is 10,000 people to drive the same message home.

For those of you who have not joined the Tax Cut Coalition yet, here is the e-mail that Conservative talk show host and rally organizer Jason Lewis sent out to the troops:
Dear Tax Cut Coalition Member:

I'm happy to announce the finalized plans for our 2008 Tax Cut Rally on the Capitol Steps. You did a great job last year, and this year looks to be even better. We're planning a better stage with a more concise program; more booths for taxpayer friendly groups to hand out information; and even parking assistance (see below).

So please plan on attending, and recruit your friends, as it is more important than ever to rally for tax relief in St. Paul on the Capitol steps, Noon, Saturday April 12th. That's Noon in St. Paul on the 12th of April 2008! We need you, your family needs you, and the Minnesota taxpayer needs you.

Speakers this year will include: Jason Lewis, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. John Kline, House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, Phil Krinkie, Jeff Davis and others.

There will be a free shuttle to the Capitol courtesy of the Richfield Bus Company and Heartland Tours and Travel, you can check out their website at http://www.heartlandtoursandtravel.net. To access the shuttle you will need to park in the main lot of Midway Stadium (Home of the St. Paul Saints). Midway Stadium is located at 1771 Energy Park Drive in St. Paul near the Fairgrounds. The shuttle will run between Midway and the Capitol from 10am 11:45am. Then after the Rally from the Capitol to Midway Stadium from 1:30 2:30pm, only people who parked at Midway Stadium can use the shuttle.

As you know, Minnesota liberals voted this year to raise your gas, license, and sales taxes $6.6 billion. Supposedly for transportation, yet there was little attempt by legislators to reform the trunk highway funding formula, which would have sent more existing money to the most congested metro highways. There was also no effort to replace the tax increase with bonding funds which would have provided a steady stream of transportation funding as these massive bills are passed every two years. Instead, this year's $1 billion bonding bill will be reserved for local pork, such as bike and hiking paths, convention centers, ski jumps, polar bear exhibits, and of course mass transit, all the while Minnesota taxpayers see their burden rise yet again.

Remember, Minnesota's biennial budget now totals nearly $35 billion, more than our neighbors in Wisconsin even though they have 400,000 more folks. Had we not spent last year's state surplus of $2.2 billion (resulting in back to back increases in the last two biennial budgets of 12.4% and 9.8% respectively), we might not be faced with a pending state budget deficit now totaling almost a billion dollars. You can be sure that further tax hikes--probably income taxes--are being planned as I write this, even though, according to the latest Census figures, Minnesota still has the 6th highest per capita state tax burden in the nation.

And it's going up even further unless we do something about it.

By the way, I haven't even mentioned what the politicians in Washington have planned in the way of tax increases. Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama has already proposed $1.4 trillion in new spending over the next five years. Taxes on just the so-called rich won't begin to cover that--so grab your wallets.

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. And the only way to combat the spenders' special interest lobbies, especially in an election year, is to make certain your voice is heard. It is, after all, your money.

As always, thanks.

Jason Lewis, Host
Weekdays 4 - 7PM
100.3 K-Talk
This year with a DFL created deficit there are sure to be many more tax hikes sent to the Governor and the mainstream media cheerleaders will be pressuring him to sign them into law and avoid a special session. More than ever we need to encourage the GOP members in the legislature to oppose any tax increases and to make sure the Governor has his veto pen ready for any tax increases that make it to his desk.

Spread the word. Truly enough is enough!

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Blogger Force50 said...

I was there. Took lots of pictures. Amazed at size of crowd. Star Tribune lied about it the next day and said there were only 1,000 attendees. They showed a narrow angle photo of a kid holding a sign. A wide angle from above would have revealed the lie.

4/15/2008 2:59 PM  
Blogger Right Hook said...

I was also there and am amazed at the lie the libs can get away with concerning the size. A more realistic estimate, according to people who have studied the photos, is in the 3000-5000 range.

Considering the global warming weather this was phenominal attendance (believe me, it was freakin' cold!).

4/15/2008 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg has come out with a Crunch Index for measuring the impact of taxes on driving down the economy. He is right on!

10/12/2011 9:13 AM  

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