Minnesota Democrats just increased sales taxes in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties by .25%. This new $300 million in revenue will be redistributed to housing programs, highly unlikely to help those who pay into it the most.
The $1 billion housing bill just passed through the senate, and will soon be signed into law by Governor Tim Walz. This gigantic omnibus bill contains the infamous sales tax increase, which Democrats are now bragging about.
With a $21 billion budget surplus ($18 billion surplus + $3 billion budget reserves), there is no reason that taxes should be raised on hardworking Minnesotans. Democrats are only proving the stereotype that they live to increase taxes and spending.
Come 2024, it is estimated that Minnesota will have the highest tax burden in the nation. Even the Tax Foundation has given up on Minnesota, concluding that residents should flee the state for South Dakota or Florida.
For those of us that are stuck in Minnesota, we can take solace in knowing that many swing voters are beginning to regret their votes for tax-raising, genital-mutilating, and baby-killing leftists in 2022. As previously reported, even the left-leaning Mayo Clinic is calling our Minnesota Democrats for their regulatory overreach.