The government keeps lying to you and the corporate media goes along with the deceit. Headlines today read that Minnesota Management & Budget projects a $2.4 Billion surplus, but the actual figure is over double the amount. YOU are owed $2,000 back!!!
Politicians are holding onto a historically high, $2.9 Billion rainy day fund called the "Budget Reserves." This money was taxed from us, held for years in the government coffers, and has not nor will ever be needed. Even during the COVID pandemic, the government didn't use the budget reserve funds.
When added to the budgetary balance after the expenses are subtracted from the beginning balance and revenues, there's $5.3 Billion in estimated surplus by the end of FY2025 (July 31st, 2025).
Notice how spending in this budget far exceeds revenues. This was a result of the Democrat controlled government blowing through the previous budget surplus to spend on more wasteful government projects and political kickbacks to their special interest.
When the government overtaxes us, it should IMMEDIATELY return those funds back to taxpayers. Could you use $2,000 back in your pocket in these days of rising consumer prices?!