"I would like to have the election of Tim Walz be a teachable moment for all Minnesotans. But it won't be. Why not? Minnesotans never learn. Free stuff. Santa Clause. Shiny penny."
He is pitching a fit. Going from stop to stop to lay our his case. Frustrated? Oh yeah! He really thought he could peel off a few wobbly Republicans. Just two or three. That would allow his tax whoppers to get through the House (easy), and then slide by the Senate. Done deal. Those stupid Republicans could not stop him after all. His nefarious plan to skin Minnesotans would be on track.
But then in Anoka on Tuesday, his veneer wore thin. Our "Mr. Rogers" Governor let his true colors show. "I am done. We won the House by a large margin, and the Governor's race by the largest vote count in the history of Minnesota. But we have a bunch of Senators who were not up for election this past year, all they can do is say no."
Wah, wah, wah. By the way Timmy - elections have consequences. And one more minor issue. Yes, you did get the highest vote in Minnesota history. But Jeff Johnson got the second highest vote total in Minnesota history. My point on this? If Walz had not hoodwinked as many people as he did with the "One Minnesota" mirage, we would have Governor Johnson now, and none of the silly BS about a 20 cents a gallon tax increase, plus that universal heath care crapola.
The Framers of both the federal Constitution as well as our state Constitution had a similar goal - make it hard to pass legislation. Not impossible, but hard. That way, you would not have a Nebraska cowboy like Walz, running rough shod over the taxpayers of Minnesota. Right now, even though "Taxing Timmy" is in the throws of frustration, the Framer's plan is working. And saving the taxpayers from getting skinned financially.
One of my social media friends did have a good suggestion however. Rather than the Senate Republicans giving the appearance of standing tall with their arms folded across their chests, submit a plan. In that plan, expose this 20 cent a gallon gas tax for what it is. Show how this state already takes in plenty of transport money to repair roads and bridges. Then give a counter proposal. Like if anyone really, really wants to pay more gas tax, give them the OPTION of doing so.
I would like to have the election of Tim Walz be a teachable moment for all Minnesotans. But it won't be. Why not? Minnesotans never learn. Free stuff. Santa Clause. Shiny penny.
So we have an idiot as Governor instead of Jeff Johnson. And right now Minnesota is just inches away from becoming another California.