Monday, May 19, 2008
Posted by Bill Jungbauer at 9:42 PM
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Time: 12:00pm sharp! (line up) parade begins at 1pm
When: Saturday, May 17th
Where: Parade will begin at the intersection of S. Robert St. and Emerson Ave, by the Perkins restaurant.
Walk in the parade,
throw candy to kids,
and to stick stickers on people!
Bring your friends and family, the more the merrier!
Please wear red, white, or blue.
People for Bill Jungbauer will be 70th in the parade. I do not know where our line up spot will be but I will scope it out early. Call me at 651-308-6442 on my cell if you have any problems finding me. I will have someone on the corner of Robert and Emerson to direct you as well.
Posted by Bill Jungbauer at 9:43 PM
Monday, May 12, 2008
- They voted for a "snow-bird tax" on people who earned money in Minnesota in the middle of the year and go somewhere warmer at the end of the year.
- They voted to keep the "Granny Tax" on many seniors in nursing homes.
- They broke their 2006 promises and watched property taxes grow even higher.
- They almost doubled the "mutual fund tax" that hits many seniors most heavily.
- They continued the "sick tax" on every visit to a doctor, hospital, clinic, or pharmacy.
- They voted to create a "gift tax" that would fall most heavily on seniors.
- They voted to minimize new funding for nursing home workers, while boosting welfare spending by budget-busting rates.
Posted by Bill Jungbauer at 9:25 PM
Sunday, May 11, 2008
- There was no property tax relief. In fact, property taxes went up with the DFL in control.
- There was only the smallest amount of funding for "all-day kindergarten" in some areas, when they had promised "ALL-DAY K STATE-WIDE" in 2006.
- There was almost no expansion of government health insurance to "Cover All Kids" because the House DFL preferred to expand eligibility and benefits for welfare by 18% in the next two years and 35% in the following two years.
- They did not repeal the "Granny Tax" on seniors in nursing homes who paid for their own care with private insurance or personal assets. In fact, they voted to kill that promise.
- They lied about boosting state aid for public schools, giving schools a 3% increase over two years while raising the Legislative budget by 17.8% and the welfare budget by 18% in the next two years and 35% in the following two years.
Posted by Bill Jungbauer at 11:15 AM
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Starting today I will be writing informative posts on the destructive mentality of the democrats in the House and how they, and in particular, my opponent Rick Hansen, have been involved in an ever expanding state government bent on taxing and spending as well as infringing upon our civil liberties through a slow but continual erosion of our freedoms. How's that for a run-on sentence! Listed below is just a few things that the democrats and Representative Rick Hansen pulled in 2007.
- They raised the Legislative Budget by 17.8% while raising state funding of K-12 education by only 3% over the next two years (2% in 2008, 1% in 2009).
- They raised their "per diem" payments by 16.6% without taking a Floor vote. The average House DFLer added over $10,000 to a $31,000 salary, and blocked efforts to require them to show receipts for these "daily expenses" which are taxed like salary.
- One DFL Senator took over $22,000 in "per diem" even though she lives less than three miles from the Capitol. She claimed "daily expense" payments for 229 days, even though the Legislature was only in session for 76 days in 2007. One DFL House member took $18,234 without receipts.
- They also added year-round housing payments of up to another $14,400 for Representatives who live at least 50 miles from the Capitol, even though Legislative sessions in even numbered years last less than four months.
- They doubled the budget for House Committees to nearly $700,000. They increased the number of committees from 27 standing committees under the House Republicans in 2006 to 101 committees, subcommittees, divisions, task forces, working groups, and other panels under the DFL in 2007.
Posted by Bill Jungbauer at 3:36 PM
Friday, May 2, 2008
A tax increase for 69% of Minnesota homeowners.
The DFLs property tax proposal seems to confuse even its own authors"House DFLers yesterday introduced this year's version of the Omnibus Tax bill and with it their attempt at property tax reform. Among the highlights of their Tax bill is an overhaul of the state's property tax relief programs that they claim would make 95% of Minnesotans eligible for some form of property tax relief.
"The intent of the legislation, introduced by Representatives Ann Lenczewski [DFL-Bloomington] and Paul Marquardt [DFL-Dillworth], is to tie Minnesotans' property tax payments directly to their income. Trumpeted as a simplification of the current system and a way to force wealthy Minnesotans to pay their fair share, under the new system any family earning more than $200,000 a year – the DFLs definition of "rich" – would see a tax increase.
"But according to calculations made by the Department of Revenue and released today during a committee hearing, when the new property tax system is fully phased-in, nearly 69% of Minnesota homeowners will see a tax increase."
To read the rest, click here.
Posted by Bill Jungbauer at 8:21 PM