Governor Walz just insulted all Minnesotan taxpayers when he revealed this afternoon his plan to spend the majority of the $10 Billion surplus, only giving a small fraction of it back to taxpayers who were overcharged. Walz' plan would give checks of "$350 to married couples (earning up to $273,470)" and "$175 for single taxpayers (earning up to $164,400)." This is a small fraction of what is owed.
A budget surplus happens when the government overtaxed its citizens. Similar to a waitress overcharging a patron, the money should be promptly returned. Big government Democrats and Republicans generally look at surpluses as a way to spend more money on bloated government.
Despite media reports that state the budget surplus is $7.7 Billion, the real figures when accounting for the reserve funds is more than $10 Billion. With 2.5 million taxpayers in the state, the government should be giving back checks of $4,000 to everyone who pays in.
Demand that your legislator and Governor Walz give back the entire surplus NOW!