Dayton vetoes all nine Republican budget bills

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Dayton is Dr. No.
Wasting no time after the Legislature adjourned without reaching a compromise with him over the state's fiscal mess, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed all nine Republican budget bills passed in the waning hours of the session.

In doing so, he reminded GOP leaders that he too had the backing of voters.

"In November, Minnesotans voted for a divided government," Dayton said in a statement accompanying the vetoes. "Compromise is never easy, because each person must give up something that is important."

Read the individual veto statements:

Previously: Legislature goes home with no budget

More: Dayton's full press release is after the jump, along with a statement issued by Republican Senate leaders.

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Brenda Renolds
Brenda Renolds

MARK DAYTON IS A PIG, PIG, PIG.

HIS MONEY IS IN SOUTH DAKOTA OR THE CAYMANS OR CHINA OR BVI.

PAY F#*@(&#)@ ATTENTION YOU DORKS.  HE PAID $3,000,000 FOR THIS JOB AND TAKES A SALARY FROM OUR STATE.  PIG, PIG, PIG.

Anne Mitchell
Anne Mitchell

this is one voter who does not support some out of touch over paid politician,.. With the idea of spend spend,  The educational system does not nerd more money.  It needs effective idiotc despending on the money they do get.  I think if it were up to the poeple they would all see this.  The taxes are unconstitutonal as it sits.  i think if we went back to the ways of our forefathers, The government would fumble more then they are right now.  They are all a bunch of overpaid whining first graders in adult bodies.  Why are we paying unemployment and back wages for government employees who don;t need to be laid off because the idiots at the capital have the inability to do what every family in america has to do in order to omake ends meet.  These idiots need to work a blue collar job for at least six months and bse a budger for their live based on $8 an hour and see how they do it they would not be able to use their assests in this experiment.  I want to see how middle america is presently living before they make any more idiotic decisions that are unsustainable and then maybe just maybe they could use their heads and see actually what is going on in the country they were elected to take care ofl Tge greed and corruption in government is criminal and should be treated as such The people are the ones who needed the bailouts or at least breaks and Mark Dayton wants more revenue but has no clue how to get it.  He isn't impressive at all never had my vote raising taxes on the upper tier of tax payers isn't the answer they will find a tax shelter but maybe have everyone pay in 5 percent income to state an 5 to fed then 5 for property and get rid of all the taxx shelters we would not be in this mess and privatize social security. 

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Again people, these "budget bills"  are a collection of several bills and many, many amendments.Some of the individual bills and the amendments within the packaged "budget bills" had overwhelming support (+95%)  I was watching this unfold.  As the "packaged bills" hit the floor the support from the democrats dropped.Governor Dayton should be a leader and go through line by line with his little red pen and remove parts he does not like.Instead Dayton will not say what is good or bad by his twisted little standards.He just laid out one bill killing fatal swoop with his pen.I was at the capital on Friday and heard all about the "special meeting" Dayton had with the Republican leadership.  I was told first hand by my legislator that Dayton WOULD NOT give any specifics to what he believed was good, or what was bad.  He is NOT a leader but more of a dictator.A leader would give specifics, and provide LEADERSHIP and direction.

What I see reported on TV and what I witnessed are vastly different.Even a professional political sniffer like Channel 4's Pat Kessler was saying on Sunday that he wasent sure if the legislation would go into special session.   Not sure? WTF is his problem?After being at the Capital last Friday, I fully knew we were heading into special session. My knowledge came from speaking with my legislators.

An NO, I absolutely know that there is NOT enough support to override Dayton's vetoes.  The democrats that originally supported these bills will be all partisan now and oppose the packaged bill because they will take heat for allowing the public to know with whom they stand.

Again I learned this from talking with my legislators and watching PA of the Capital Sessions.

Anthonasty Ross
Anthonasty Ross

"I learned this from talking with my legislators and watching PA of the Capital Sessions"I don' t have time to talk to my legislators or watch Public TV all day. I'm too busy working 3 damn jobs so that I can generate enough tax money to funnel to the wealthiest Minnesotans, so that they can continue to fund the campaigns of the ass-hats you keep voting for Kirk.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

I hope Mark Dayton shuts the government down. Try it for the summer and save a 1/4 of the budget this year. No work, no pay. Thanks Mark for being a tough governor! No parks this summer, no swimming pools, just thank the Gov. Mark Dayton.

Greg
Greg

Hooray for Mr. Dayton. He IS working on behalf of the average citizen, and he has the INTEGRITY to not Knuckle under in the face of pressure from select groups who are used to getting it their own way. Finally a MAN in office!

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

He vetoes them, even though 75% of Democrats voted "yea" for the bills.No wonder why only 1 democrat voted to pass Dayton's budget bill as he presented it.The man is so far out of touch.

The Republicans plan INCREASED the state budget from 32 billion to 34 billion or approx. an 6% increase in state spending(despite the fact the media is calling the republican's plan a cut) You would have to be an idiot or a liar to call a 6% increase a "cut".

Dayton wants to increase the state budget over 16% to more than 37 billion.

Who here wishes their budget would increase 6% ?

The media is sooooo misleading. 

BTW- President Obama signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey earlier today, where he got a tour from the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall.He and Michelle signed the Guest Book and he dated it 24-May-2008A slip up of speech is much easier to understand than the slip up of the pen.

If Obama actually thinks it's 2008, we have big problems starting with a senile president.

57 states, 2008, he sees dead solders in the audience....The Media would have damn near had GWB crying in the corner by now with that many goofs.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Why isn't the City Pages reporting Kirk's made up figure about how 75% of Democrats voting for these bills.  If that's true the veto will be overridden shortly right?  After all Mark Dayton has only 1 supporter in the entire legislature according to Kirk's huge brain.     When will the City Pages report on time traveling Obama?    Conservatives only care about real issues like that Obama is from 2008!!!!!!!   Stop the presses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Panic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Why can't you all be smart like Kirk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Michelle Bachmann   05/24/2012  oh snap I'm in the future!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Some aspects of the Budget bills passed the house with an entire green board.  Green board, says phony michelle; what does that mean?Yes dipshit, I was there, or at least trying to watch on PA

They were packaged together, Dayton vetoed ALL.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

I'm sure you are right about all of that Kirk.   75% of Democrats supported the Republicans budget.   Then they will easily be able to overcome Dayton's veto with that level of support.   There is no possible way Dayton's veto won't be overridden according to you,  its not like you are a lying idiot who is wrong about everything.    You are a smart Tea Party Republican not some dumb liberal that voted for Obama the Osama killer.  Tea Party Republicans are the same people that gave us fiscally responsible Tim Pawlenty, he only let one bridge fall in the water and its not like he left us 6 billion in the red or anything.    Anyone else notice the beautiful red sky in Tea Party World today?   It's not blue like the liberal liars would have you believe.  

minnesnapolis
minnesnapolis

Kirk,

Are you fairly wealthy or have a high salary or something?

From MinnPost on March 16, 2011 on a new MN Dept of Revenue study:

"The overall state and local tax burden averaged 11.5 percent of income in 2008. The state's highest-income taxpayers — the 10 percent of households earning more than $130,000 — paid an effective tax rate of 10.3 percent. The remaining 90 percent of low- and middle-income households paid a substantially higher effective tax rate of 12.3 percent."

Minnesota's taxes are regressive, Mark wants to address that.  Education and healthcare have been gutted under Pawlenty.  We are starting to see the effects of Pawlenty's tax policies.  18.1% Minneapolis property tax increase, towns all over state teetering on bankruptcy, state payments to schools withheld forcing massive loans on school districts, no money for potholes, I could go on...

Mark is not out of touch, he realizes that something needs fixing.  Currently, those that reap the most rewards in our society contribute the least to sustaining it.

Mark has shown he is willing to compromise on this, but the Republican's aren't meeting him halfway.  All or nothing is not compromise nor is it in touch with the $5 bil shortfall reality we face.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

I make less than $30,000 a year after taxes.  So rich, NO!BTW, using percentages for that argument is week.  Some of them people paid more tax in one year than you will pay in your entire life.So, who didn't pay their fair share?   Apparently people like me making 30k a year.

The Republican plan as is would gave another 1 billion to the Education budget, and another 1 billion to health and human services.

Under Pawlenty, K-12 Education spending increased something like 40% per pupil."gutted under pawenty"  Ha!Nice lie you've been told and now are spreading

All these stats are available through state budget records or right from the Minnesota Dept. of Education website.

Look it up people!!!!

Anthonasty Ross
Anthonasty Ross

"BTW, using percentages for that argument is week."Yes, math has a well known liberal bias. Just like facts, and logic.

minnesnapolis
minnesnapolis

 I guess we see what we want to see.

Spending for education under Pawlenty did go up in pure $ amounts.  But maybe you've heard of something called inflation?  You know, one of the reasons why bread or milk doesn't cost 5 cents anymore and you can't buy a new car for $500 like you could in 1910?

From Politifact on July 14th, 2010, citing an analysis the MN State Economist (under Pawlenty at the time) agrees with:"Adjusted for inflation, Minnesota's 2003 school funding amounts to about $8 billion [in 2011] -- over $1 billion more than the $6.9 billion allocated for fiscal year 2011.

Divided by Minnesota Department of Education attendance figures, per-student funding fell $1,300 -- from $9,700 to $8,400 between 2003 and 2011."

And as far as taxation percentage-wise, some of those people will also make many many many times what you'll make in your entire life in one year.  Heck, you even suggesting that even an effectively flat tax as Dayton would have to compromise for wouldn't be fair makes my brain hurt so bad I'm going to go find a happy hour now.

GUEST
GUEST

THOSE SNOTTY REPUBLICAN MONEY HOGS ARE REALLY SELFISH, LIKE THE WAY THEY ALWAYS BEEN!!!

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