Pawlenty: Tax Bill Sleeps With Fishes

Pawlenty vetoes the DFL’s tax bill on before going fishing.

And – wonder of wonders – although the DFL’s Recovery Confiscation bill passed in both houses, the GOP closed ranks and stood its ground against the DFL’s rapacious assault in both chambers.

Bob Collins at NewsCut:

Under the Legislature’s plan, taxes would rise on alcohol, credit card companies that charge high interest rates and couples earning more than $250,000.

Send your local GOP rep a note of thanks; phone calls are best.  Also to the two Dems in the Senate (Sparks and Tomassoni) and the sole DFLer of principle in the House (Pelowski).  All of them can expect immense pressure from the Tics and their hordes of kept groups to override the veto.

The House can — and will, probably — try to override the veto and most of the media experts focus on the need to get three Republicans to defect to their side, presuming that all the DFLers vote for the override. But will they?

Well, we lost six last year. Hopefully the caucuses learned their lesson last year.

It’s a good day!

12 thoughts on “Pawlenty: Tax Bill Sleeps With Fishes

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  2. Fair enough, but what’s with all the biased language in your reporting? I thought you were against bias.

    Looking forward to long-winded snotty response(s)

  3. Dave, it’s a blog. He’s not DFL Don Shelby, pretending to be objective.
    Sorry that was so concise.

  4. Someone get dave a box of tissues. Given his rhetorical foot-stamping (“go ahead, have the last word”), whining and repeated concerns about snot, I think he’s going to need a few. The tissues will also be a benefit to him since any one of them, when added to one of his previous blurts, would immediately double the heft of his argument.

  5. Fair enough, but what’s with all the biased language in your reporting? I thought you were against bias.

    Nope. I’m honest about mine; I am biased. I believe that conservatism is almost always right about social and political issues.

    Looking forward to long-winded snotty response(s)

    Because you have been such a model of civility, and deserve so much better?

  6. Isn’t that convenient! You complain of bias, practice it, then move the goalpost. Nothing quite like being part of the solution, is there? lol Love your civility too, there Mitch.

  7. Isn’t that convenient! You complain of bias, practice it, then move the goalpost.

    Not at all. Try to follow here.

    The mainstream media – “journalism”, like I was taught to do way back when – is supposed to leave bias out of its reporting. Bias, supposedly, is bad. Or was, at one point.

    I, on this blog, am not a journalist. I’m a partisan advocate. Bias is not only OK, but expected.

    Do you see the difference yet?

    Nothing quite like being part of the solution, is there?

    I’m voicing opinions. That is all. The “solution” comes from all the different points of view reaching the inevitable compromises that happen in a pluralistic civil society – we hope.

    lol Love your civility too, there Mitch.

    You’re the one who has done nothing but toss off insults from your first comment on. The obverse of the Golden Rule; you reap what you sow. You sowed bile and ugliness; getting the vapors when you get it back is bad form.

  8. David can’t seem to tell the difference between the front page and the editorial section. To be honest, though, there are many paid journalists who can’t tell the difference either.

  9. You know, very few acts done at 3 am are laudable. This one was an exception. Kudos, Pawlenty.

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