Sen. Thompson: Governor's Tax Increases Opposed by All Republicans

All Republicans voted against the bill after pointing out the damage Governor Dayton’s tax increases would do to regular folks and small business owners in our state.

Dear Neighbors, 

First, I wanted to thank all the constituents that came and visited during In-District Office Hours. I always appreciate hearing the concerns and thoughts that you have.

Attached is the Legislative Update for this week.

Issues raised this week range from gun control to taxes to the teacher basic skills test. Please contact my office if you have any questions or concerns. 



resident February 24, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Republicans shut down the government, broke promises on school funding, raided the tobacco fund, appropriated the stimulus money from Washington and left many needs unmet. Yet Senator Thompson had the nerve to say: "I wish we had done more!" We, the Citizens, lost income, we were forced to pay higher costs, take out loans and pay interest. The overall effect of the GOP actions drove us deeper into the hands of capitalistic profiteers. To divert our attention and mask their failures the GOP created issues out of Voter ID and the Marriage Amendment. It is clear now that kicking the can down the road again will not solve our problems. We need more money! According to MN Dept. of Rev Tax Handbook, today we are paying the lowest tax in 30 years, 6% to 8%. In the time of Governors Anderson, Perpich and Ouie when the State was flourishing, the taxes were 12-18% and the rich also paid their fair share. Instead of sabotaging Governor Dayton's work to get Minnesota back to prosperity, it is your job to serve and give support to those efforts. You are those “smart Senators” so if you don’t like Dayton’s idea come up with something better! Prosperity and Freedom has to be paid for and don’t come free, - so man up to it and do something constructive. What you are doing today it is simply inflammatory and not in the service of the People. Republican obstructionism! - After the damage you caused in the past.
Smokin' Joe February 24, 2013 at 09:40 PM
Thanks for what you're doing there. It can't be easy trying to be the adult in the room.
MJ February 27, 2013 at 03:44 PM
We need to learn to live within the very generous amount of taxes this state already collects. You think we need to pay more taxes so we can get more stuff from the government? You need to move to Europe where they gladly are falling to a Socialist society, you'd fit right in. Here in the land of the FREE, we know nothing is free. SOMEBODY HAS TO PAY FOR IT!


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