Dayton's war on women costs MN taxpayers
The far left agenda of Governor Mark Dayton and his DFL cohorts will be a financial burden to Minnesotans for some time to come. But with an election year coming up in 2014, there is still an opportunity to limit the damage if Dayton can be dismissed after one term and the GOP regains a majority in the MN House. But that's another topic for another day.
I realize that $60,000 is a proverbial drop in the bucket when one considers the number of taxpayers in the state of Minnesota. In essence, it equates to pennies per citizen. But the more salient issue is the mindset of a governing body. Here Dayton was attempting to provide payback to generous DFL donors (i.e. AFSCME and SEIU) by forcing unionization which in turn would result in more dues to the unions' coffers. And if it doesn't work, the Gov thinks "no biggie." After all, Dayton himself suffers no personal loss. It's the same result when he and his DFL colleagues hammer on this "tax the rich" mantra. Once again, Dayton can be free of such burdens since his lifestyle is rooted in his wealth (not income), much of which he keeps sheltered in South Dakota.
I guess the only way Gov. Dayton can feel any substantial loss is at the ballot box in 12 months. Time to start process posthaste