Walz Wants Debt to Pay for Affordable Housing

Democrat Governor Tim Walz wants the taxpayers of Minnesota to go further into debt to pay for government subsidized housing. In one of his most radical ideas to date, the Governor proposed a massive $2 Billion bonding (debt) bill that spends $276 Million on affordable housing. 


Why is the state government involved in housing in the first place? Well, according to Walz' Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho, "we believe the role of government is to produce housing where the private market won’t do it on its own." What's even more egregious about this proposal, however, is that Ho and Walz are asking for taxpayers to pay for this on the state credit card over the next decade. 


In a way, Walz wants Minnesota taxpayers to take out a mortgage for someone else's home. 


So far, Senate Republicans have signaled that Walz' bonding proposal is too big. But after the legislators in both parties embarked on a recent statewide debt tour, it's likely Senate Republicans will come out with a billion dollar proposal of their own. Which means, Minnesota taxpayers will likely get stuck with a massive debt bill somewhere in between.


Action 4 Liberty believes that its not the proper role of government to subsidize housing, especially when its financed on the government credit card. Republicans in St Paul should oppose debt, not propose it. Walz and Democrats' master goal is to grow government at the mercy of the taxpayer. This is what Republicans need to fight tooth and nail against.


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  • Amy Yochum-Baker
    commented 2020-01-15 15:50:37 -0600
    I work in housing folks and this is for the working poor. People who cook your food at a restaurant and then work a factory job at night. They need affordable housing. When you make $12 an hour you cannot afford a $800 a month apartment. PLUS, there are NO APARTMENTS available. That is why this is being proposed. There are no places to rent for people. Please do some research and ask professionals who work in the field. I say that respectfully as you are entitled to your opinion.
  • Debra Jolicoeur
    commented 2020-01-13 20:56:10 -0600
    No way ! This is unacceptable my husband and I work to darn hard to barely scrape by because we have so many taxes to pay. This is getting out of control all because there are people out there that won’t work and help themselves have a suitable living space. Why is that my bill to pay? Maybe he should focus on creating jobs and getting these people jobs and affordable housing. Typical Democrat take it from the working class make it harder on them.