Major Minnesota Newspapers Statewide Come Out Against Sales Tax Increase Amendment
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Contact: Brad Biers
ST. PAUL – Major newspapers across the state of Minnesotahave joined the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press recently in speaking out against the $11 Billion sales tax increase amendment.
“Newspapers throughout the state are recognizing the terrible precedent this tax increase would set,” said Phil Krinkie, President of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota. “As many of the newspapers are stating, every special interest group will line up and ask for their special dedicated tax increase.”
Here is a partial list of the newspapers and a brief quote from their editorial about the sales tax increase amendment:
Minneapolis Star Tribune - "If the amendment is successful, it increases the likelihood that other worthy causes will line up to try to circumvent the legislative process and appeal directly for funding."
St. Paul Pioneer Press - "Locking in spending through the state Constitution, as this proposal does, reduces the state's ability to respond to those unknown problems."
St. Cloud Times - "As much as Minnesota voters embrace and enjoy this state's amazing outdoors and vibrant arts efforts, on Nov. 4 they should vote against a constitutional amendment that would raise the statewide sales tax."
Rochester Post Bulletin - "When we start legislating through the constitution, we start down a very slippery slope."
Bemidji Pioneer - "With our economy in shambles, now is not the time to increase the sales tax which statistically affects low-income Minnesotans more than wealthy Minnesotans."
Worthington Daily Globe - "Fair or not, Minnesota is perceived as a high-tax state. An additional sales tax to fund recreation and entertainment seems a tad irresponsible."
For more information go to www.nosalestaxincrease.org.