Minnesota’s $21 Billion Surplus was the largest in our state’s history. This stockpile of money was our overtaxed dollars that were not appropriated in the previous biennial budget. Any unused dollars after the passage of that budget is money that is directly owed back to taxpayers.
With the massive surplus, each taxpayer could have been given $8,000 a piece, but greedy politicians wouldn’t allow that. Before the Legislative session, Tim Walz was still campaigning for re-election and promised to give $1,000 to taxpayers!
The Legislature decided to spend almost all of it and give their constituents the crumbs. Each taxpayer is set to receive $260 for themself and for up to three dependents.
The question now is: When am I finally going to get my hard-earned money back?
The government stole our money and we have very little information about the status. After giving the Department of Revenue a call, we discovered that they plan to send out Surplus returns “early fall of 2023” which is about as broad of an answer as they could’ve given. They said that we can expect to see a press release and the returns will take place quickly afterward. Payments will be deposited into bank accounts or mailed to the tax filing address.
The amount of time this has taken is completely ridiculous. Our corrupt government never had any time issues when funding the fraudulent ‘Feeding Our Future’ scam or any of their lobbyist/special interest projects. But for whatever reason, they are dragging their feet in returning the money taxpayers are duly owed.
Perhaps one reason the Department of Revenue is slow to return our money is the recent uncovering of fraud as we reported. This fraud amounting to $352 Million within the omnibus tax bill that reverts tax cuts down to 2019 levels. This causes taxpayers, on average, to have an increase in their taxes by $210 and a loss of $1,000 in tax deductions! Maybe they are running low on funds and are getting nervous!
Action 4 Liberty has been the only group in Minnesota that has consistently called for the return of the entire Surplus and to not spend a dime of it. The Legislature wasted our money, Walz supported it in lockstep, and now the Department of Revenue is stalling. We deserve our money back and DEMAND it now!
Democrat State Representative Dan Wolgamott (DFL - St Cloud) was arrested on Friday night for driving while intoxicated. Police were alerted to a gentleman drinking in a liquor store parking lot, and a vehicle matching the description of his was observed "weaving" later on and pulled over by state troopers. The vehicle also had expired tabs. Democrats just increased license tab fees, so apparently that was too costly for the 32 legislator to afford.
What makes this politicians' arrest more interesting is that the crony Minnesota Police & Peace Officers Association (MPPOA) just recently awarded Rep Dan Wolgamott with their "Legislator of the Year" award.
We reported back in May that MPPOA supported the radical leftwing gun control legislation that Democrats like Wolgamott passed into law in the end of the legislative session. MPPOA also endorsed Democrat Rep Angie Craig who has long held anti-gun, anti-freedom positions.
In June, MPPOA Executive Director Brian Peters wrote, “Representative Wolgamott is a true friend and supporter of law enforcement and increased public safety. He has been the chief bill author on many proposals for safer, stronger communities."
Drunk driving is a disgraceful activity, but it looks like Rep Dan Wolgamott wasn't feeling remorse in his booking photo:
Wolgamott was an important vote needed to stop the radical metro democrat agenda, but he followed their leadership and voted for extreme abortion laws, genital mutilation surgeries for minors, gun control, tax increases, and during COVID, he continued to allow Governor Walz to declare unilateral emergency powers.
Since the Legislature adjourned, a big sigh of relief came across Minnesotans because we knew that they could pass no more bills this year designed to destroy our state. The latest session was the ultimate sign of what complete Democrat control can do to a great state. Nearly every piece of legislation was a slap in the face to Minnesota citizens and now the tax bill is adding insult to injury.
The “One Minnesota Budget” clearly shows us that there are two Minnesotas, one for the average citizen trying to make ends meet and one for the ruling elitists who want to strip us of every dollar we have. The Democrat's tax bill has a massive “error” that will result in Minnesotans losing out on around $1,000 in tax deductions and having a tax increase of $210 each! The fake mainstream media and Democrats have been quick to play cover and suggest that this was just an error. However, it is difficult to take anything they have to say at face value after they stole nearly every penny of our Surplus!
Hidden inside of this bill is a provision that reverts our tax deductions to 2019 levels. As the bill worked its way through the corrupt Conference Committee process, the standard deduction rates were not matched with inflationary adjustments. Especially since our country has fallen into the lap of Dementia Joe Biden, inflation has been out of control and has drastically changed the value of the dollar. This tax increase and removal of deductions are expected to hit 93% of Minnesotans.
Despite Minnesotans’ pockets running thin, the government is always looking for more money. No budget or spending will ever be enough for crony politicians so there is reason to question if this was truly a mistake. Former fake moderate Democrat Representative, Paul Marquart, who now heads the MN Revenue Department, said “A lot of eyes looked at it, including mine, and it just wasn’t caught.”
Further blame belongs to the Democrat leaders for the Tax conference committee, Rep. Aisha Gomez (D-62A) and Sen. Ann "Put Me to" Rest (D-SD43). Despite the responsibility being on all committee members (and members of the Legislature generally) the ultimate guilty parties are Rest and Gomez for pushing a bad bill that they didn’t even read!
Career politician Ann Rest even said that the Democrats seems “to have an insatiable appetite for raising taxes”! Rest will be holding “Saturday Listening Sessions” on July 29th and August 19th at 11AM. More details to come. Perhaps some constituents will want to raise this important issue and ask her if this was corruption or stupidity.
This problem can be fixed by the Legislature when they start the 2024 session but will the Dems want to? As mentioned, they will happily strip you of your last dollar and not think twice. They can label this incident as a mistake all they want, however, pressure must be mounted until this is fixed.
Minnesota is going down the drain and taxpayers are getting screwed over. We must be vigilant and unafraid to challenge the powers that be. The Establishment in our state will nickel and dime us until Patriots stand up and fight. It is up to common citizens like you and I to save our state because the Swamp won’t drain itself!
The craziness of the Trans movement continues. A man who dresses up as a woman just won the Miss Netherlands 2023 Pageant, beating out a stage full of real women.
Following his victory, Rikkie Valerie Kolle wrote on Instagram, "I DID IT !!!!! Yes I'm trans and I want to share my story but I'm also Rikkie and that's what matters to me."
Kolle will now be representing the Netherlands at the Miss Universe pageant later this year in El Salvador. You can imagine how the media and left wing politicians around the globe will be giddy to see him win the competition. There will likely be very little protest from liberal feminist groups despite how this charade is a big step back for the women's movement.
Massachusetts Democrats are ramming through what could be the nation’s most extreme gun control law. Introduced this week, HD 4420 places bans and restrictions on an incredible amount of firearms. With a trifecta in St. Paul, Minnesota Democrats are sure to copy this legislation come next session.
Here are the specifics:
- BANS nearly every semi-automatic firearm for civilians.
- MANDATES “safe storage” lockers.
- MANDATES universal gun registration.
- REQUIRES privately made firearms to be registered within 7 days of being built.
- BANS anyone under 15 from participating in shooting sports
And so much more.
This is probably the most extreme anti-gun legislation in the country. If passed, you already know that Democrat Governor Tim Walz will rally his troops here in Minnesota to do the same. Luckily for gun owners, the legislature does not meet again until 2024.
Democrats already passed Red Flag Gun Seizure legislation and Universal Background Checks this year. There are so many more infringements on their bucket list.
A United States District Court has blocked the Biden White House from continuing to infringe on the First Amendment rights of conservative groups online. As revealed in the Twitter Files, White House officials went to social media companies like Facebook to censor material they concluded was misinformation. Amongst the targeted speech was information about the side effects of the experimental COVID vaccines, which led Action 4 Liberty to lose it's popular Facebook page and a Facebook group we managed that had over 50,000 people dedicated to health freedom.
The ruling is over 150 pages long and uses stern language directed at federal officials in what the Court considers "the most massive attack against free speech in United States' history." According to the judge, the Biden White House "blatantly ignored the First Amendment's right to free speech" when targeting primarily conservative social media users, like Action 4 Liberty.
Missouri AG Andrew Bailey and Louisiana AG Jeff Landry brought the suit against the Biden White House in front of the United State District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. The Court granted the motion to block Biden Administration officials from continuing to infringe on the rights of citizens.
“We filed this landmark lawsuit against dozens of officials in the federal government to stop the biggest violation of the First Amendment in our nation's history, and today’s court order is a huge win for the right to freely speak without government censorship,” said Attorney General Bailey. “We must build a wall of separation between tech and state to preserve our First Amendment right to free, fair, and open debate. Missouri will continue to lead the way in the fight to defend our most fundamental freedoms.”
In a press release on July 5th, the Missouri Attorney General's office detailed this list of findings:
- “[V]irtually all of the free speech suppressed was conservative free speech.”
- At least 22 times, the White House engaged in “unrelenting pressure” against tech companies. “White House Defendants engaged in coercion to induce social-media companies to suppress free speech.” “The White House Defendants made it very clear to social-media companies what they wanted suppressed and what they wanted amplified. Faced with unrelenting pressure from the most powerful office in the world, the social-media companies apparently complied.”
- “[T]he Hunter Biden laptop story was real, and not mere Russian disinformation,” and the “FBI’s failure to alert social-media companies” to this fact “is particularly troubling” after the FBI had falsely suggested to social-media companies that the Hunter Biden laptop story was fake. “After the Hunter Biden laptop story broke on October 14, 2020, [FBI agent Laura] Dehmlow refused to comment on the status of the Hunter Biden laptop in response to a direct inquiry from Facebook, although the FBI had the laptop in its possession since December 2019.”
- Facebook suppressed information at the demand of the White House, the FBI, and other federal agents even though the information “did not violate Facebook’s policies” and thus ordinarily would not have been suppressed. “Facebook noted that in response to White House demands, it was censoring, removing, and reducing the virality of content discouraging vaccines ‘that does not contain actionable misinformation.’”
- Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki issued a “threat of ‘legal consequences’” to social media companies “if they do not censor misinformation more aggressively.”
- After President Biden accused social media companies of “killing people,” Facebook emailed the Surgeon General to say “it’s not great to be accused of killing people” and to say Facebook was “keen to find a way to deescalate.” Social media platforms then met with the Surgeon General. “After the meetings with social-media platforms, the platforms seemingly fell in line with the Office of Surgeon General’s and White House’s requests.”
- The “motivation” of Dr. Anthony Fauci and other defendants was specifically “a ‘take down’ of protected free speech.”
- The Department of Homeland Security “met with social-media companies to both inform and pressure them to censor content protected by the First Amendment.” It then “expanded the word ‘infrastructure’ in its terminology to include ‘cognitive’ infrastructure, so as to create authority to monitor and suppress protected free speech posted on social media.”
- DHS “Defendants believe they had a mandate to control the process of acquiring knowledge.”
- DHS helped create a pseudo-private organization “to get around unclear legal authorities, including very real First Amendment questions.”
- Federal defendants did not just censor speech directly; they also caused social media companies to change their policies. They “used meetings, emails, phone calls, follow-up meetings, and the power of the government to pressure social-media platforms to change their policies and to suppress free speech.”
- Although much of the past suppression involved COVID and elections, federal officials “have also shown a willingness to do it with regard to other issues, such as gas prices, parody speech, calling the President a liar, climate change, gender, and abortion” as well as political criticism about “the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the return of U.S. Support of Ukraine.”
Chaska’s Little Roos will be hosting a drag story time this coming Saturday, despite outrage from families in the community. Action 4 Liberty first reported on this event back in May, and the mainstream media is only picking up the story now that the event is a few days away.
In a Tik Tok released by the clothing store, a mother calls out the store’s support for drag queens, affirming that sexual content should not be presented to kids at such a young age. The store posted this video in an effort to get support for their decision. In reality, the response has been mixed at best.
The drag queen performer goes by the name Miz Diagnosis, whose Facebook profile is filled with a plethora of Pro-LGBTQ content – including support for transgender ideology.
The books being read are “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish Swish Swish” by Lil Miss Hot Mess and “Albert the Confused Manatee” by Christopher Straub. Our team read the former and was not impressed by the illustrations nor the lack of plot.
At best, this stuff is flat-out weird to show to kids. At worst, it is content that contains sexual undertones and should be kept far away from anyone under the age of 18. Regardless, Little Roos appears determined to hold their drag story time.
The event will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 8th in Chaska.
Americans used to share a sense of national pride and identity. Despite our political and cultural backgrounds, we were all able to come together and celebrate our founding as a country. In 2023, we do not even share that. Minnesota Democrats took to social media to complain about July 4th and “stolen land.”
At least three Democrat state representatives wished Minnesotans a very unhappy 4th of July. Complaining about injustice, stolen land, and a painful history. Those are Reps Brion Curran (36B), Cedrick Frazier (43A), and Leigh Finke (66A). See their statements below.
While many today celebrate freedom and independence, we must remember the freedom and independence stolen from others. We do this not to be sad, but to honor ancestors and ensure we don’t repeat history. Celebrate resilience and persistence, the work’s not done! #Solidarity https://t.co/Y94uZsQIO3— Brion Curran 🏳️🌈 (@brioncurran) July 4, 2023
On this #4thofJuly, we should all acknowledge the painful history of how our nation was born and built.— Cedrick Frazier (@CedrickFrazier) July 4, 2023
Then affirm our dedication to actively working toward the lofty idea of a more perfect union.https://t.co/JIpieoUpsa
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."— Leigh Finke (@leighfinke) July 4, 2023
Happy Fourth of July.
Representative Finke blocked our official Action 4 Liberty Twitter account, so we needed to switch to a personal profile to get his tweet. So much for tolerance!
What's even more sad: This is certainly not a complete list of doom posts from Democrats on the 4th of July. Many of them skipped any kind of Independence Day message at all!
America is imperfect, but it still remains the greatest country in the world. If we fail to celebrate our heritage, we stop becoming being a nation. These Democrats should be ashamed of themselves.
A controversial LGBTQ book, Gender Queer, has been called out by parents for being overtly pornographic material in school libraries. Some school districts have been pressured to remove the book, while others are encouraged to carry it. Now, the nation’s largest left-leaning teacher’s union is featuring it as a “Great Summer Read.”
The book features several instances of nudity, masturbation, and oral sex. Children and adolescents do not need to be exposed to this content at all in elementary school. If parents want to discuss these concepts with their kids, they can do that at home.
Image Credit: "Dippel Senate District 41" on Facebook
The left has begun to rally around this book, promoting it in any way they can. The National Education Association (which gave 92.88% of its PAC contributions to Democrats in 2020) has released its list of “Great Summer Reads for Educators” which includes sections such as “Books to Celebrate or Understand Juneteenth” and “Banned Books: Celebrate the Freedom to Read.”
The union lists Gender Queer under the latter section. Traditionally, so-called banned books have actually been done so by the far-left. Anti-authoritarian books like Animal Farm and 1984 were banned in the Communist Soviet Union, and have been banned in some U.S. Counties. Those are examples of books that should be celebrated for being pro-freedom and capitalism.
Educators should be encouraged to read American classics over the summer, not left-wing propaganda coming from a modern-day political activist.
There is no freedom in grooming children because they cannot consent to the content that they are being fed. With graphic images of nudity, masturbation and oral sex – this book should not be funded by taxpayer dollars to be put in public elementary schools.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announced last week that the city will be skipping the traditional 4th of July fireworks, and opting for a cheaper laser show instead. The board claims that lasers are “more affordable.” However, this did not stop the city from blowing $680,978 on the “I am my ancestor’s wildest dreams” black business expo in February, which vastly underperformed expectations.
Our team wrote about the failed business expo last week after a report showed that the event was underattended and overfunded. When it comes to our nation’s founding, the Parks and Recreation Board found it appropriate to make the most cuts.
Nobody should be surprised that the city prioritizes woke segregation events over national unity. The board’s diversity, equity, and inclusion statement is very clear about where their priorities stand:
“An equitable park system is one that provides just and fair inclusion for all people across age, race, culture, economic status, ability, and gender, and acknowledges that racial equity needs to be the priority in our work to dismantle systemic racism in our city.”
The mainstream left will gladly proclaim that America’s founding is racist, as a Time Magazine article from 2021 does. Naturally, they will do anything to diminish the celebration of such a holiday.
There is something uniquely American about firework shows. It resembles the firing of rockets and the patriotism of our founders. Getting rid of a tradition that spans decades of American history is nothing but sad and shameful. Especially when you’re willing to blow hundreds of thousands on events that nobody attends.