Today is the opening day of the legislative session. And, as the media tell us with barely-concealed glee, the DFL has a Chicago-like stranglehold on all power in Minnesota this session.
So here are my fearless predictions:
Budget: $40 Billion.
Taxes: Broadly up, with a little window-dressing of “progressivism” to further the class war narrative.
Local Government Aid: Like the alcoholic nephew that keeps hitting his parents up for money “for car repairs/bus fare/new clothes”, Minneapolis and Saint Paul and Duluth will be back begging for more money from the parts of the state that actually work to feed the monkeys on their respective backs. Like your brother’s enabler of a wife, the DFL will go “oh, we can’t just cut you loose!”, and give them what they want.
Daycare unionization: It’ll be rammed through like Roosevelt’s declaration of war. All that union political support don’t come cheap; the purple shirts WANT RESULTS, capisce? With a nod to Scorsese, (audio NSFW) “Day care providers don’t want to unionize? F**k you, pay up! Economy running slow? F**k you, pay up! Parents don’t want it, can’t afford it, and unionizing independent contractors makes no sense? F**k you, pay up!” Look for Dayton to sic the state patrol on non-complying providers by the beginning of next year.
Election Law: Look for the 15 person vouching limit to be raised to eleventy billion. Look for questioning a voter’s qualifications to be re-classifed a felony hate crime.
Gay Marriage: The issue that put the DFL in office?