House DFL Wants More Government Spending Despite Record Inflation
As we face the highest inflation rate in over 40 years, prices for gas and groceries skyrocketing, and living costs going through the roof, Minnesota House Democrats have done it again…
Minnesota House Democrats are proposing to spend over $7 billion of the state’s $9.3 billion surplus, resulting in a 14% increase in state spending over the next 15 months. The only thing going up higher than the 8.5% inflation rate is the Minnesota Democrats spending spree.
Even the San Francisco Federal Reserve has concluded that huge increases in government spending at the state and federal levels are fueling inflation, raising the cost of living and making it tougher and tougher for middle class families to make ends meet.
Perhaps Democrats in Minnesota don’t buy gas or groceries. If they did, they’d know how much prices are rising every day, and they would do all they can to attack the problem. Instead, they put out a plan to make the problem even worse.
On top of more spending, the House Democrats want to increase taxes on small businesses by neglecting to replenish our state Unemployment Trust Fund. The official position of the House Democrats is they have no intention to pay back the $1.35 billion loan that Minnesota took from the federal government to cover the unemployment insurance during the pandemic, forcing Minnesota to continue borrowing $50,000 a day, when we have a $9.3 billion surplus.
As your State Representative, I’ll fight excessive spending and work to make government live within its means, just like Eden Prairie families do every day.
It’s time to tell them NO to more wasteful spending, and YES to returning the state surplus to those who deserve it most – the taxpayers.