Let’s flash back:
2012: Heading for what looks like a tough mid-term, Governor
Messinger Dayton promises he’ll lower property taxes for “middle class Minnesotans”…
…many of whom seem blissfully, gullibly unaware that the state government has absolutely nothing to do with property taxes, which are levied by county commissions and school districts. Oh, the state increased “Local Government Aid” (mostly to Minneapolis and Saint Paul) – but for a majority of Minnesotans, property taxes increased, promise notwithstanding.
Flint-Smith Dayton promises to work to synchronize traffic lights throughout Minnesota.
Notwithstanding the fact that the timing of traffic lights is controlled entirely by local public works departments, and it’s not a promise Governor
Flint-Smith Dayton can deliver on. Ever.
But smart people already know this.
Which says exactly what about the DFL’s audience? And about what they think about our state’s voters?