Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
The Governor was savagely taunted for telling taxpayers their Legislators need a raise. Could that have been:
- Because although the Legislature has been in session since January 8, we still don’t have a budget or even a plan for one?
- Because although they are nearly two BILLION dollars short of a balanced budget, they’re giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens?
- Because they wasted months trying to infringe on Constitutionally protected rights?
- Because now, three weeks from the end of the session, they finally consider freedom to use medical marijuana, that the Governor promises to veto?
No, Governor Dayton, the Legislators don’t need a pay raise.
Now go away, or we shall taunt you a second time!
It’s not just that it’s been a do-nothing legislature – although it has. Seriously – there is serious talk that the Legislature, which is fully controlled by the DFL, will have to go into special session anyway.
No, it’s that everything they’ve done this session has been extreme, divisive and destructive.