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Posted by Was Istoben on February 22, 2009, 8:23 pm
 


Pawlenty recommends borrowing money to deal with Minnesota's budget deficit
(higher than California's on a per capita basis) while telling Fox news how
wrong it is for the feds to continue borrowing money.  Which way do you want
it Tim Pawlenty?

He's just another borrow-and-spend neocon who sucked a bunch of people into
believing he did them a favor by holding the line on income taxes while
driving their property taxes through the roof.





http://www.startribune.com/politics/state/38980164.html

"Legislators gave a chilly reception Tuesday to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's
controversial proposal for long-term borrowing as a means of reducing the
state's budget deficit.

The proposal would issue bonds that would net the state $73 million in the
upcoming budget -- fresh revenue that could be used to forestall even deeper
cuts to health care, higher education and other services. But the funds
would come at a price: The state would have to repay as much as $.6 billion
over the next 20 years

"My grandchildren will be paying off this debt," said Rep. Jean Wagenius,
DFL-Minneapolis, at a committee hearing."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/01/31/republican-governors-urge-congress-pass-stimulus/

But Pawlenty expressed reservations about the cost of the plan and its
impact on the federal deficit, which has already grown to over $ trillion.

"I'm quite concerned about the federal government spending money it doesn't
have," Pawlenty said. "We're on an unsustainable path of deficit spending
and borrowing."


Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on February 22, 2009, 10:25 pm
 


You posted this in the Prius newsgroup--where it doesn't belong under
ANY circumstances.

If you intended it to be here for whatever twisted reason, please just
go away.

Posted by Michael Pardee on February 22, 2009, 10:47 pm
 

That may seem a little harsh, but I have to agree - politics has not
improved any auto forum I have been in. I have been guilty of politicizing
auto forums in the past, and for those affected I apologize.

Mike



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