Governor Accepts GOP Budget Gimmick, More Debt Proposal
Now Governor Mark Dayton (D) has agreed to the Republicans offer to close the gap by
- An accounting/budgeting gimmick saving on paper $700 million
- Borrowing $700 million.
The Dismal Political Economist forecast this result earlier
The Dismal Political Economist believes that the dispute between Democrats and Republicans in
over raising or not raising taxes that has led to the partial shutdown of state government will be resolved in favor of the Republicans. This is not because their position is superior, but because they care more about ideological purity than the welfare of the citizens. This makes them more immune to the pain and suffering a government shutdown that is incurred by ordinary citizens than the Democrats, although Democrats have plenty of immunity themselves. Minnesota
The winners on the political scene will not be known until polls are taken and the next state elections are held. The losers, well the losers will be Special Education children amongst others, but then Special Needs children really didn’t stand much of a chance against the greed of Conservatives determined to preserve low taxes for millionaires at any cost.