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    Re: Minn. braces for shutdown at midnight; Democratic gov and GOP lawmakers at odds o

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    No. But to say "let's just cut stuff until the state can't function" is insane. People have to live. People have to be able to get to work without wondering if they're about to plummet into the river.

    And that is basically all your plan is. You are the problem.
    Like many liberals you just cannot bear the thought of the government not doing something. Even when the people cannot afford it. I cannot help that you have not yet become an adult. Life's experiences combined with time may help.

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    Re: Minn. braces for shutdown at midnight; Democratic gov and GOP lawmakers at odds o

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Like many liberals you just cannot bear the thought of the government not doing something. Even when the people cannot afford it. I cannot help that you have not yet become an adult. Life's experiences combined with time may help.
    Yes, those poor people making over $1000000 a year just can't afford a tiny tax hike. We should start a charity for them.

    Did you read anything about this before you interjected your absurd opinion into it?

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    Re: Minn. braces for shutdown at midnight; Democratic gov and GOP lawmakers at odds o

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Yes, those poor people making over $1000000 a year just can't afford a tiny tax hike. We should start a charity for them.

    Did you read anything about this before you interjected your absurd opinion into it?
    Can you explain the moral premise behind you having a greater claim to the wealth they generate through their efforts than they do?
    Because it seems very clear that you are exactly like all of the other greedy, envious people, who cannot wait for someone else to work as a slave to the state.

    How do people become so twisted and so evil?

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    Re: Minn. braces for shutdown at midnight; Democratic gov and GOP lawmakers at odds o

    Me? Has nothing to do with me. Has to do with the fact that we pay taxes because we are collectively purchasing things we use, like infrastructure. The rich use a lot more of that than the poor. How do you think people get rich? They have to have access to resources, ways to get around this huge country, an infrastructure for carrying their ads, etc. They use more of that stuff. A lot more. It is not unreasonable to ask them to pay a bit more.

    You're being beyond paranoid and your assertion is ridiculous. I sure as hell don't want your money, if it will turn me into someone like you. But pay for what you use.

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    Re: Minn. braces for shutdown at midnight; Democratic gov and GOP lawmakers at odds o

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Me? Has nothing to do with me. Has to do with the fact that we pay taxes because we are collectively purchasing things we use, like infrastructure. The rich use a lot more of that than the poor. How do you think people get rich? They have to have access to resources, ways to get around this huge country, an infrastructure for carrying their ads, etc. They use more of that stuff. A lot more. It is not unreasonable to ask them to pay a bit more.

    You're being beyond paranoid and your assertion is ridiculous. I sure as hell don't want your money, if it will turn me into someone like you. But pay for what you use.
    And they already pay tons more taxes than anyone else. They likely pay for what you use.
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    Re: Minn. braces for shutdown at midnight; Democratic gov and GOP lawmakers at odds o

    Didn't this already happen in Minnesota like six years ago?

    http://www.ombwatch.org/node/2491
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    Re: Minn. braces for shutdown at midnight; Democratic gov and GOP lawmakers at odds o

    Yes. And?

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    Re: Minn. braces for shutdown at midnight; Democratic gov and GOP lawmakers at odds o

    From the OP link.
    "Dayton and the Republican-led legislature have been far apart in their public positions over a two-year budget plan to close a $5 billion deficit. Only the agricultural budget was approved during the legislative session that ended in May.

    Dayton's first budget proposal included an income tax increase on the wealthiest state residents and an expansion in overall spending. Republican leaders first sought some tax cutbacks in aiming to halt spending increases."

    Personally, this demostrates that all the elected officials are incompant in the job of managing the State. Budget deadlines are known, they fail to complete the job. What is alarming to me is the (bold) $5B in the hole the State is in, and while wanting to raise taxes the Gov also wants to raise spending? Anyone explain how that will get rid of the $5B and have a balenced budget? If it will, didn't know the State had that many wealthy.
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    Re: Minn. braces for shutdown at midnight; Democratic gov and GOP lawmakers at odds o

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I am fine with a compromise as long as it ends public sector unions, raises now taxes and puts in significant cuts in government spending.
    So your not ok with the GOP compromising at all... but your still for compromising.

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    Re: Minn. braces for shutdown at midnight; Democratic gov and GOP lawmakers at odds o

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    5 billion dollar deficit. The need to cut taxes and regulations if they want to grow themselves out of this.
    Exactly which regulations?

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