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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:46 AM
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Did T-Paw Quietly Impose Back-Door Tax Hike On Thousands Of Constituents?
This broke quietly in a Minnesota paper, but it could still make a bit of trouble for Tim Pawlenty in advance of the 2012 GOP primary.

Over the weekend the Star Tribune reported that Pawlenty quietly canceled a 40-year-old tax-reciprocity program with Wisconsin, under which residents of both states who work in the other state file a single tax return.

By nixing the plan, residents of both states will now have to file two returns one for each state. And for various arcane reasons, Pawlentys nixing of the program would generate $131 million to close the Minnesota state governments multi-billion-dollar budget gap.

But the rub is in the Star Tribunes conclusion: Roughly 8,000 Minnesotan residents will have to pay $300 more in taxes per year.

Pawlenty has repeatedly pledged not to raise taxes, turning him into an anti-tax hero of sorts. But now hes nixed a 40-year-old deal between the two states, effectively hitting some of his constituents with a tax hike in order to close the budget gap hed pledged not to close with higher taxes.

http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com /

Baaaad boy T-Paw! They're gonna get you now. You broke one of the 10 commandments: "Thou shall not raise taxes."
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:53 AM
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1. Didn't Raygun
Lower the higher tier income tax rates while increasing the Social Security tax rate and start spending Social Security revenues on defense?

Republicans have always been about a shell game.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:53 AM
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2. politicians make a living splitting hairs. republicans aren't against raising taxes really...
just against raising taxes of the rich. so I will guess that these people who are affected are not rich people.
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