Dayton’s Mission Accomplished

The Mission:

Step 1: Induce a government shutdown specifically to cause pain among those dependent on government.

Step 2:  Get a compliant media to fix blame on the legislature;

Sylvia Hernandez Cruz holds her 5-year-old daughter on her lap and practices letters, as she sits on a couch in the small rambler she rents on the edge of Moorhead.

Cruz says she’s trying to plan for a possible state government shutdown. She’s trying to stock up on basic grocery items, and making sure her son’s asthma prescription is filled before the end of the month. She’s not sure if she will be able to afford those things next month.

“I’m pretty much making it month to month. That’s the situation I’m in,” said Cruz.

Cruz is among the thousands of Minnesotans who receive food assistance and medical assistance. She’s most worried about medical costs. She doesn’t know where she would come up with the $200 a month to pay for her son’s asthma medication.

Cruz says she’s e-mailed her local legislator, Republican Rep. Morrie Lanning. But she feels helpless following the budget standoff in the news.

…notwithstanding that the legislature submitted a balanced budget, and Governor Dayton’s latest attempt is a solid billion dollars off.

Step 3: Lather, rinse, repeat until the DFL tells them to stop.

25 thoughts on “Dayton’s Mission Accomplished

  1. After viewing the latest soundbite from the DemonRAT propaganda machine, WDFL I have to state that this idiot looks like he’s about to lose it, if he hasn’t already.

  2. “I’m pretty much making it month to month. That’s the situation I’m in,” said Cruz.

    That pretty much speaks for the majority. The solution, however, is not to punish the “rich” by chasing them and their capital out of the state. Unfortunately, that’s the side of the debate the major media players will choose to pursue.

  3. It’s MPR, what do you expect? From the article:
    “I don’t think they look at the big picture,” said Cruz. “I think they’re kind of being greedy a little bit, trying to prove who’s right or who’s wrong or who’s got more power.”
    She expects other people to work and pay her bills and it’s these other people that are greedy?

    “It’s possible Cruz won’t feel the effects of a government shutdown if the aid she gets is ruled an essential service. That won’t be decided until a judge rules on the issue June 23.”
    So she will receive all essential services. What’s the problem?

  4. “Lather, rinse, repeat until the DFL tells them to stop.”

    And, demagogue. Let the whining begin. There is no “stop” button on this cycle. Line the victims up and roll the tape. The Left has a fresh kill and they’re programmed to “gorge.”

  5. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: They (the DFL, the Unions, the Media) are overplaying their hands. When they start bitching about shutting down the state mental hospital (which WON’T happen, we all know that)…they’ve officially jumped-the-shark.

    And for Idiot Doggie, I will ask one simple question.

    Who vetoed the bills that would have kept the funding open, and kept little Billy getting his asthma meds?

  6. I’ve changed my dynamic when talking to economically illiterate libturds regarding their “tax the rich” mantra.

    I merely ask them if they are employed and if they like their jobs. So far, 7 have said yes and yes. I then ask this; “OK, let’s say the CEO of your company gets taxed an additional 10%. He evaluates his finances, etc. and decides that he has to reduce his staff by 1 person to comply. Would you be willing to lose your job so that CEO could pay the increase in taxes which Dipshit Dayton wants to use to allow some union shmuck to retire at 55 with full salary and benefits?” Shuts ‘em up every time!

  7. Are there any news outlets that are actually covering what Governor Dayton is doing and not doing with regard to the shutdown? Any of them actually reporting the real differences between the vetoed budget and the Governors latest attempt at budgeting? Any one of them reporting anything deviating from a DFL-Approved story line?

  8. Only in the Victory Gin soaked world of DeeGee can an increase of thousands of millions of dollars be considered a cut.

  9. Troy, there is another ad being run to counter the crock of ca ca Alliance for a Better Minnesota has been running. This one actually presents something anathema to Dayton, the DFL and the local media (pardon the multiple redundancies): FACTS. Inconvenient FACTS. Like the budget Dayton vetoed actually raised spending to historic levels.

    If I was in the lege, I would introduce a bill to tax department store heirs.

  10. “If I was in the lege, I would introduce a bill to tax department store heirs.”

    And ex media types; i.e. the Cowles family!

  11. Here’s an idea Dayton is floating: Tax all churches except the GLBT-friendly, earth-friendly, Jesus was a Great Philsopher, liberation theology, God-is-within-me, Islamist and/or Open Door practitioners of unicorns and rainbows.

    For the rest of ‘em, the Minnesota Department of Revenue will ask for office space at the churches.

    Cardinal Dayton will close the disparity gap in no time. The bonus will be instead of wine and bread, the state will offer Tacos and Xanax.

  12. “FACTS. Like the budget Dayton vetoed actually raised spending to historic levels.”

    Let’s see if DogGone has the courage to fact check your work, Kermit.

  13. Perhaps we should could public radio subsidies to pay for little Miss Cruz’s drugs.

  14. I have to state that this idiot looks like he’s about to lose it, if he hasn’t already.

    So will Governor Prettnor-Solon sign this deal? Inquiring minds want to know. Also lets start a pool about when Dayton checks into Hazelden again. I originally said Halloween, now I’m moving it up to August 1st. What are your predictions everyone?

  15. Hey bosshoss429, if terminating some smuck’s job will increase the company’s bottom line, that will happen tax or no tax – if the CEO has the best interests of the company in mind. If terminating Mr. Smuck’s job will harm the company’s bottom line, the CEO would be a poor CEO indeed to do so.

    How, exactly, are such actions connected with what the CEO’s personal income tax is or will be? CEO actions are based upon the company’s bottom line, not on the amount of taxes (s)he will have to pay. Even in an “S” corporation, the taxes are taken from the net profit. Better bottom line – more tax. Poorer bottom line – less tax. The only way that the profitibility of the company stops being the primary factor is if the tax rate exceeds 100%.

    “Shuts ‘em up every time.”

    Really? Not any more.

  16. In a world where employees cost nothing and taxes have no impact on profitability, your example makes perfect sense Leslie Hittner.

    I plan to travel to your fantasy world on my unicorn and hire a million employees to increase my companys bottom line!

  17. Leslie, any comment on how Governor Dayton is inducing a government shutdown specifically to cause pain among those dependent on government?

    Les? Les? anybody? Bueller?

  18. Terry, only do so IF they improve the bottom line, because employees DO cost something – in my world and yours.

  19. Well, not surprising that Leslie was too chicken to answer my question about the actual topic.

    Here is some more schoolin for ya boy; if a company has to pay a higher tax rate they usually will try to cut cost to compensate and usually the easiest way to cut cost is to employ FEWER people to do the same output.
    Taxes and regulation are a necessary drain on the economy.

    Again, Leslie, any comment on how Governor Dayton is inducing a government shutdown specifically to cause pain among those dependent on government?

  20. Ooh! Ooh! I know!
    Democrats hate poor people. It’s hard to tax folks that gots no money.

  21. K-Rod, if I held stock in that company and the CEO only looked for efficiencies (fewer people to get the same output) when there was a change in the tax rates, I’d ask for his resignation. The example is bogus.

    As far as Dayton is concerned, I cannot get into his head like the rest of you. All I know is that neither the legislature nor the governor have been able to talk TO each other. They both are talking PAST each other. I personally will hold BOTH branches of our state government and BOTH parties accountable when I next approach a voting booth.

    (The last time I heard a person taunt another by calling him a “chicken” it was two 5th graders who were talking.)

  22. But in Leslie Hittners Magical World, tax code changes can have no effect on profitability.

  23. Oh, but it does, but the calculation of the taxes paid comes out of the before-tax net profits. The “effect” you refer to would be negative only if the tax rate exceeded 100% and it’s a long way from that! My contention is that increasing efficiency to pay those taxes by firing an employee is a bogus argument because increasing efficiency – however it is done – increases profits and even if tax rates remain unchanged, money paid in taxes goes up. Production efficiency is not a function of taxes. It is a function of operations (I am referring strictly to income taxes, not sales or use taxes.)

    It’s a bogus argument, gentlemen. Except when talking to the choir, you will have to find another in order to make your point.

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