Remember last June?
According to the DFL and their buildup of minimum wage leftyblog minions, the fact that Tom Emmer hadn’t released a detailed budget plan was a finger in the eye of The People. They had a right to knoooooooooow!, after all. And they had to knooooooooooow it right then and there, dagnabbit!
And then it turned out that Mark Dayton’s first attempt at a budget plan fell three billion dollars short on balancing the budget.
And then his second attempt fell 890 million dollars short (or maybe more!).
And now, suddenly, having a budget plan in place just isn’t that big a deal!
He even said on WCCO on Sunday morning, amid Esme Murphy painting his toenails…
Can you imagine what Esme Murphy would have done had Tom Emmer ever called his plan a “work in progress?”
Now, Mark Dayton’s a smart guy. And he’s got a lot of smart people working for him. And while they don’t have access to a “supercomputer” to figure out budget numbers, they don’t need one. A fairly complex Excel spreadsheet will get you the big-picture numbers; some not-cheap software (certianly avaiable to the compaign) can work out the fine details. Just like Emmer did.
And yet they didn’t.
Wait. Do you really believe that, after two go-arounds, that the Dayton camp doesn’t have a budget?
They do. They just don’t want you to see it.
Because the real Dayton Budget Plan – the one they don’t want you to see yet – socks it to the Middle Class. There is no other way. To think that Dayton doesn’t know this beggars credulity. To think that there is any other politically-palatable answer is pollyannaish and just plain stupid.
There are huge questions to be asked about the nonexistant “Dayton Budget Plan”.
So when will the media ask?
Is that an echo I hear?