"There it is folks. Close to the edge. Very, very close. By the way, the Dems are already plotting on how to take back the Senate in 2020. Should they do that, this reprieve will be very short lived."
I don't mean to panic anyone, but the other day I was thinking about the last election. How, partly due to the faux Russia collusion issue with our President, we ended up losing the Minnesota House, the Governor spot, and came within a whisker of losing the Senate. If we had lost the Senate, the freight train would be rolling over us right now. The train would be rolling over us, and there would be NOBODY to save the Minnesota taxpayer. Yes, we were that close to the edge.
Now the reality is sinking in for the statists. There will be no budget this session. Why not? Seems that timing is everything. First, the price of gas has gone up to about $2.80/gal from just a hair over $2.10/gal about nine months ago. There is no appetite with most hard working folk for another 20 cents a gallon slapped on top of that. So that will be a non-starter in the budget talks.
Plus - it seems this state is flush with money right now. Plenty of money to do most NORMAL things which need to be done. Just think - if we could control the fraud, waste and abuse, AND quit giving illegals so much of our money, we could really be on fat street. The focus of the Republicans in the Senate and House is to stop this constant leakage and mismanagement of our valuable tax dollars. The focus of the Governor and the Lefties in the House is to continue to spend like drunken sailors - and then some.
Some of the under informed folks in this state hate divided government. Nothing ever gets done. Of course, the definition of "nothing ever getting done" means we are not spending enough money on nonsense. However, the framers intentionally wanted things to be hard. Hard to grow government. Lots of checks and balances. So right now, it is our divided government which is saving us. We have plenty enough government right now, thank you.
The gun grabbers will feel "cheated" once again, as we probably will not have any more needless gun laws on the books. The chattering class will remind us of the recent school shooting in Colorado. Then we will remind the chattering class of how many gun laws these young people broke while doing that vile act. Laws are no good - no good what-so-ever, for people who live outside the law. Been that way forever.
I will feel bad however, if we don't get some legislation on the books to protect the most innocent of us - the unborn. I love the idea of either "beating heart" legislation, or Senator Benson's ultrasound before abortion concept. I guess the genocide against the unborn in this state will continue until we get a Republican Governor, backed by a Republican House and Senate.
There it is folks. Close to the edge. Very, very close. By the way, the Dems are already plotting on how to take back the Senate in 2020. Should they do that, this reprieve will be very short lived. Then it will be Katy bar the door. How much so? Bigly so.