Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
600,000 Minnesotans lost their jobs this Spring. The $1.5 billion surplus is now a $2.5 billion deficit. DFL legislators want to give 50,000 state employees a 2% raise in July.My thought: there are 50,000 state employees? That’s a lot of bureaucrats. And it does not include all government employees – teachers, county or city – only state government. Are we sure that’s as lean as we can get? No fat to trim? None?The Republicans are holding strong, for now. Let the state employees strike. Give them a taste of their own medicine, going without pay like so many others.State employee unions hold Walz’ leash. Time to give it a yank.Joe Doakes
Being a public employee union makes you not only “essential”, but more valuable to Tim Walz’s Minnesota than the people who are paying the taxes to support them.
If Daudt and the House GOP give up their cards on the bonding bill, I may go back to the Libertarians after all.