Gov. Dayton's deputy chief of staff wants Mary Franson to read the damn budget proposal

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A Dayton staffer wants Franson to read first, hate later.
Today, Gov. Dayton unveiled his state budget proposal for the next biennium.

SEE ALSO: Mary Franson wins recount in belated MNGOP election night success story

It's a complicated, multifaceted document. But you won't be surprised to learn that before Dayton's budget press conference had even concluded, Twitter was blowing up with predictably partisan reactions to the proposal, which will be taken up by the DFL-controlled legislature later this session.

One of the Republicans quick to wail and gnash teeth over the proposal's proposed tax increases is Rep. Mary Franson. But Bob Hume, Dayton's deputy chief of staff, politely asked her to read the damn thing before she starts criticizing: If you're not up for reading the whole thing -- and who could blame you -- here's some details via a Star Tribune report:
[Dayton's] proposal would drop the sales tax rate from 6.875 percent to 5.5 percent...

Dayton, who campaigned pledging to "tax the rich," is proposing to raise the top level income tax to 9.85 percent from 7.85 percent on married couples earning more than $250,000 a year and single people earning more than $150,000 a year. About 53,000 Minnesotans would be charged the higher rates, if the Legislature approves his budget.
More from Fox 9:
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday proposed an additional $2.1 billion in state taxes to cut into the projected $1.1 billion deficit...

Dayton said Minnesota would drop from the 7th highest sales-taxed state to the 27th highest. He said the budget proposal doesn't raise taxes on 98 percent of Minnesotans...

Dayton called for lowering the state's overall sales tax rate to 5.5 percent, but adding a sales tax to clothing items above $100.

"I have to admit, taxing clothing goes against my upbringing," Dayton said, getting a laugh from the room of reporters.

The governor predicted the $100 clothing item tax will lead to some $99.99 sales.
And finally, a bit more from the Pioneer Press:
Dayton's budget plan... would increase spending from $36.8 billion to $37.8 billion during fiscal years 2014-15...

Raising taxes on single workers making more than $150,000 and married couples earning over $250,000 would bring in an additional $1.1 billion over two years. New taxes on cigarettes and tobacco would raise $370 million...

Dayton said the new revenue allows Minnesota to invest in the state's priorities -- education and creating jobs.
Franson, for what it's worth, wasn't about to take Hume's admonishment lying down: Since the new tax only applies to individual clothing items priced over $100, we're left to assume Franson likes to dress her kids in style.


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MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

If you read stupid Mary's twitter she is yelling about liberals telling her what to do with her money yet this evil stupid bigot is more than happy to tell gay people who they can marry and what women can do with their bodies.  What an idiot. 

James Hardwick
James Hardwick

Mary Franson is to Michelle Bachmann what Mini-me was to Dr. Evil.

Jean Claude Cau
Jean Claude Cau

Heck, another $5 on clothing, another $1 on cigarettes, another $20 on tab fees, another $1 on a gallon of gasoline, another $200 on property taxes, another increase in health care premiums.....the beat goes on.

Lori Smith
Lori Smith

My thoughts, exactly. If an extra $5 sales tax on the coat (for a growing child) is going to break you... than maybe you can't afford it in the first place.

Michael Hannuksela
Michael Hannuksela

If she can afford to buy her growing children coats that cost over $100 each, she can afford to pay a little sales tax on it. She's obviously not struggling. dumb-B****

Mary Kuennen
Mary Kuennen

Franson is one of the most intolerant, angry, knee-jerk, too-lazy-to-look-for-the-facts reps anyone could ever hope for. IMHO.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Jean Claude Cau Move to Alabama stupid.  They pay low taxes there.  They also have crappy schools, crappy jobs, nothing to do there, and a college known for their football team and laughable academics.  If you want to live some place nice, you better be ready to pay high taxes.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@Mary Kuennen : or maybe you are. More, more of the same will always be the mantra of idiots.

abunchofnazis
abunchofnazis

@MicheleBachmann what do you do for a living? make people caramel mocchiatos? i've never seen a troll so desperate to remain a loser. 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@abunchofnazis  I'm actually Michele Bachmann (R-MN)   George Soros pays me one million dollars a year to act like the biggest idiot in the world.  By constantly saying stupid things I discredit the Republican movement and prove that the Republican base is nothing but a bunch of stupid bigots.  This brilliant plan of George Soros is why the Democrats are firmly in charge of this country.  The best part is people like you are way too stupid to ever figure out this scam even if I tell you 100%% what is happening.   I can't wait till Obama takes your guns and forces your children to gay marry. 

If what I am saying isn't true why else would I be married to Marcus, an obviously gay man who devotes his life to hanging out with young gay men under the guise of Christian "therapy".?  Every night we smoke weed and laugh at how stupid Republicans are.   Donate money to me now bitch.  I promise to say something really stupid in the next month if you do.   

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