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!