Governor Dayton says “the buck stops” with him in re MNSure:
— Gov. Mark Dayton [said] that he ultimately feels responsible for the success or failure of [MNSure].
Dayton apologized for problems Minnesotans are having on the state’s health care exchange. The governor is promising to fix multiple website problems, as soon as possible.
“I apologize to those Minnesotans who have been seriously inconvenienced or are distraught by the failures of MNsure. It’s unacceptable,” Dayton said Thursday.“Did I cause? I don’t think I caused the problems at MNsure and I did everything I could to prevent them,” he said. “Ultimately the buck stops here.”
Oh, yeah – you read that right; the story came out last December.
Before MNSure’s current woes – the cratering of the code, and Preferred One’s bailing out of the whole debacle.
So – when Governor Dayton says “the buck stops here”, does he mean it like he did…:
- during the Vikings Stadium fiasco, where he committed the state’s taxpayers to hundreds of millions of dollars, then told the Legislature to “deal with it”, a la Michael Scott?
- during the Minimum Wage fiasco, when signed a deeply flawed bill, and then publicly wavered a few months later when his spawn told him they were having trouble making ends meet at their posh Minneapolis restaurant?
- during the last Budget session, when he served as an untrained mouthpiece for the public employee unions that put him in power?
Because none of those, nor his behavior in re MNSure, involve actually stopping any bucks.