As Gary Gross notes, the DFL seems at the very least to be floating as a trial balloon that they’re doubling down on the warehouse tax.
It’s outside the scope Governor
Dayton Messinger wanted for the special session.
I’m torn on this one.
On the one hand, I think that if the warehouse tax goes into effect, it’s going to be a disaster. And the DFL, and its Praetorian Guard, the media – will spin it – the job losses, the dislocation, the businesses heading across the Saint Croix, the Red, and Duluth Harbor – as a Republican problem because…well…because Gay Marriage, for the Children. Or something like that.
On the other hand, this absolutely is the Democrats’ fault. “Governor” Dayton signed it, I suspect, without
even bothering to get Bob Hume to Ask Carrie Lucking to ask Alida for permission to read it reading it. Being a Democrat, and a couple generations removed from the generation of Daytons who knew anything about running businesses, it didn’t matter to him.
This is the sort of issue that conservatives – Republicans – should win big, provided that we’re in a party that has the equipment and expertise to fight a message war.
So can you see why I’m worried?