MINNESOTANS WAKE UP!
We have been inundated with billionaires begging for money for new stadiums here. The state senate and house are listening to this rich contingency (and after whatever campaign support the billionaires have promised them) they are now debating on how to pull one over on the taxpayers to provide the billionaire owners and millionaire ball players a new stadium. Now one might think that this would be expected with a topic of this nature - that being high finance for big business funded through even more taxes!
Now what really has my dander up and thousands of other Minnesotans is that no matter what bill our "elected representatives" agree on, what ever form of taxation is decided upon to finance the stadium will NOT be brought before the people by referendum which we would expect. You see through a loophole they've jumped and we the electors will not be voting on this several hundred million dollar investment to aid a private business's bottom line through taxing the citizens - WITHOUT THEIR EXPRESSED APPROVAL!
Welllll, a few things are painfully clear here in Minnesota: (A) The "representatives" of the people are anything but, (B) once again, businessmen are smiling and the people are paying, (C) there is never a time when additional taxes are not only possible but a MUST according to our "representatives" to provide a better life for our billionaire and millionaire residents (D) business and government go together like pizza and beer while (E) those troublesome electors and government go together like water and oil so why should we bother listening to them and (F) if any stadium bill costing the taxpayers one dime (perhaps besides the U of M) was brought to the people via referendum - it would NEVER pass and hence the reason why our "representatives" must keep us away from deciding this rich issue.
Now from May to November is only six months; I hope the people of Minnesota state don't develop a case of amnesia and vote the same treasonous bastards back in!