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Mark Dayton took his efforts at job creation on the road, with a stop in Fergus Falls to solicit ideas.”
Aug. 25 Headline:
“Dayton on the hunt for jobs”
The Truth: In less than one year, the Dayton Administration has been the most ANTI-JOB administration in recent history.
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Gov.Dayton releases a budget as required by statute, including a job-killing 5th tier income tax - the highest in the nation, and a 4th tier income tax increase Gov. Dayton releases supplemental budget following budget forecast, downgrading his tax increase to a 4th tier income tax - one of 2nd highest in nation Gov. Dayton vetoes GOP balanced budget after the close of legislative session in order to hold out for his job-killing higher income taxes Without budget or special session to pass “lights on” bill to save jobs of thousands of state workers, Gov. Dayton lays off 22,000 state workers, shuts down construction projects and causes millions in lost revenue to the state & private businesses over the busy July 4th holiday weekend. Dayton closed 50 state workforce centers & job training grants, pulled the plug on sources of income like the state lottery and tourist sites, instead turning on a growing number of unemployment claims, which forced the state’s unemployment rate higher. However, the Governor’s personal chef and state mansion housekeeper/server enjoyed job security as “essential” state employees.
“Dayton opens door in budgetbalancing dispute”
St. Cloud Times
June 22, 2011
May 27, 2011
state 94 “ ThewouldRevenue Department estimatedrate.percent of small-business owners not be affected by the new top About half of the 45,500 taxpayers who would pay the higher rate are small-business owners.
“ Dayton’s plan also proposes increasingtocorporate taxes, which the revenue department predicts will trickle down Minnesota residents. All together, these new taxes would affect everyone, rich and poor. ”
Job Creation Claims Were Inflated. Economic Development Commissioner Dayton was caught by
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legislators exaggerating claims about job creation in the state. Dayton later apologized for his “mistake.” (Mike Kaszuba, “Dayton: Job figure was honest mistake,” Star Tribune, March 8, 1986)
Commissioner Dayton Quit To Protect His Personal Political Interests. In a scathing op-
ed to the Star Tribune on December 19, 1993, Governor Rudy Perpich’s son, Nick, wrote that Dayton quit his father’s administration in advance of an oncoming recession because he feared that he would look bad politically if he remained on the job. According to the letter from Nick Perpich, “Dayton resigned because he believed a recession was coming, and he feared damage to his political prospects.” (R. Nick Perpich, Letter to the Editor, Star Tribune, December 19, 1993)
Some job facts Gov. Dayton should worry about:
After cutting taxes and declaring the state “open for business,” Wisconsin created 12,900 new private-sector jobs in June, almost as many as the 18,000 new jobs created nationwide that month. This represents the largest one-month gain of private-sector jobs in Wisconsin since 2003, according to the state Department of Workforce Development. Minnesota ranks 50th among states in terms of the best place for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE) 2011 Business Tax Index pulls together 18 different tax measures to compile the state rankings for the best places for entrepreneurship and small businesses. South Dakota is number one. (Source: www.sbecouncil.org/ businesstaxindex2011/report.pdf)