A New Tradition

The MN Department of Revenue points out that Governor Walz’s Tax Orgy is going to hit…

…wait for it…

…wait for it…

…the poor hardest.

Unexpectedly, natch.

Gov. Tim Walz’s plan to increase taxes would hit the lowest-income Minnesotans the hardest, according to a new analysis by his own Department of Revenue.
Minnesotans on the bottom half of the income ladder would absorb an average 9.9 % tax increase. For every $100 they earn, these Minnesotans would pay well more than an extra dollar in taxes. The poorest 10 % of Minnesotans would pay an extra $2.37 in taxes for every $100 they earn.
The upper half of Minnesotans would pay an additional 5.9 %, although the wealthy would wind up paying far more in actual dollars than lower-income Minnesotans.

This is of course exactly what happened under Dayton, although the media didn’t bother reporting that beyond the most basic lip service, either.

13 thoughts on “A New Tradition

  1. If Republicans were actually indifferent to the poor, as the Democrats and the media (BIRM) suggest, we would let the Democrats tax them into oblivion.

  2. The upper half of Minnesotans would pay an additional 5.9 %, although the wealthy would wind up paying far more in actual dollars than lower-income Minnesotans.

    Yes. Of course. For the readers of the Strib, it would be necessary to explain the difference between a percentage increase vs an absolute dollar increase. A bit of sugar to help the medicine go down.

  3. Walz should learn from the progressives in Hawaii.
    First you build a boondoggle light rail system on Oahu (nine billion $ for an island with a million people on it). You can’t pay for it by raising state taxes, since it only benefits the people of Oahu, but you want that sweet, sweet tax money from the outer islands.
    So you cut the share of the hotel tax the state returns to the outer islands, but give them the power to enact a 1% county sales tax! All the islands enact the county sales tax to replace their missing share of the hotel tax!
    And since the sales tax in Hawaii covers literally everything (including food and prescription drugs) it amounts to a 1% pay cut for everyone in the state. Of course the poor, who live hand to mouth, pay most of it.
    Best of all, the light rail project has been so corruptly managed the feds are auditing and may demand their matching funds back!

  4. The state has been running surpluses, and Walz needs to tax us more….why?

    I’m all in favor of fixing roads–they’re looking pretty bad around here lately–but maybe….just maybe….if we stopped diverting road funds to road-crushing public transit, it might help. Maybe….just maybe….if we stopped requiring huge amounts of ethanol to be made and used, we could get some grain trucks off the road? Maybe….just maybe….a state which has had pretty predictable population for the past 150 years ought not be issuing bonds every year to begin with?

  5. When asked, Governor Walz said: “Well, yes, but that’s a feature, not a bug. The plan is carefully Leveraged to Incentivize and Synergize Low Income persons to seek more Education, find better Jobs, and earn more money for Working Families. We’re confident our efforts Stand Up For You will result in greatest benefits to Women and Children and Persons of Color, the segments of our society hardest hit by Trump’s Collusion with Russia and decades of Republican Neglect.”

  6. The Strib really botched the timing on this one. They usually wait until *after* the gas/sales tax increase, then run a story on how regressive our tax structure is and demand higher top marginal income tax rates.

  7. All the potholes in the city streets, and many of the county roads, are not fixed by gas tax dollars anyway.

  8. You all stand there, telling leftists “don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining”, but you still hold your umbrellas up.


  9. Don’t you understand? This is the what happens when the system works!

  10. I’ve recently noticed Minnesota Lottery ads featuring a fox, Lake Superior, etc. Beautiful, pristine, nature.

    According to the Minnesota Lottery, each $2 Powerball ticket can be separated out into prizes, administration and money that goes directly to the State. It breaks down as follows:
    •$1 — Prizes
    •12 cents — Retailers
    •4 cents — Vendors
    •46 cents — Minnesota General Fund
    •28 cents — Environment and Natural Resources Fund
    •5 cents — Game and Fish Fund
    •5 cents — Natural Resources Fund

    46 cents versus 38 cents. Less money goes to foxes in the wild than the foxes guarding the henhouse at the state capital. I think that’s an odd way to market Powerball tickets. Almost deceptive.

  11. It seemed odd to me that the Strib would run this on the front page, especially while the lege is in session and a Dem governor in office. They’d never have done this with Dayton (and they had the opportunities to do so). Then I remembered that Walz ran against the metro-endorsed lesbian ticket in the primary. But that wouldn’t have anything to do with it, would it?

  12. That’s one reason that the Powerball tickets went to $2.00. When they were only $1.00, Once the winners share was deducted, the state got less money for their slush funds.

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