Weasel Gov Backs Down to Conservative Men

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Illum, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Illum


    When asked why he backed off, the Lib Gov responded.. "I was writing all the free cheese checks I could, while watching men crying porn...All of sudden they stopped giving me their money" He continued " I just don't understand. My heart hurts."


    Gov. Dayton Agrees to Republican Budget to End Minnesota Shutdown
    2 p.m. meeting brings governor, GOP back together

    Updated: Thursday, 14 Jul 2011, 12:50 PM CDT
    Published : Thursday, 14 Jul 2011, 10:24 AM CDT

    by Jeff Goldberg and Mike Durkin / FOX 9 News

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders are returning to budget talks, with a 2 p.m. meeting in Dayton’s office.

    The meeting comes after the governor sent a letter Thursday morning to House Speaker Kurt Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, saying he "reluctantly" agrees to accept the Republican budget proposal from June 30 if it will end the government shutdown .

    “Despite my serious reservations about your plan, I have concluded that continuing the state government shutdown would be even more destructive for too many Minnesotans,” Dayton wrote in the letter. “Therefore, I am willing to agree to something I do not agree with – your proposal – in order to spare our citizens and our state from further damage.”

    Dayton said accepting the offer, with conditions, would bridge a $1.4 billion gap between him and the Republican leadership without any more drastic cuts to to essential services.

    "If this gets resolved and gets Minnesota back to work in the next few days, then it doesn't matter what people say about me,” Dayton said.

    If an agreement is in place, Dayton says he’s ready to call a special session to end the shutdown within three days.

    Dayton said he has been thinking about making this offer for several days, as it gradually became clear this was only viable way to end the shutdown. The governor has spent the past several weeks traveling around Minnesota to discus the budget with Minnesotans as he waited for a Republican proposal he found reasonable.”

    “During the past two weeks, I have been listening carefully to people throughout Minnesota,” the governor wrote. “They are telling me that, overwhelmingly, they want this budget dispute resolved.”

  2. Personally, I think may have forced the Gov to capitulate:

    "Here's a Minnesota government shutdown-related problem many people probably didn't see coming: sellers of beer and alcohol in the state are running out of supplies.

    The state workers who renew the licenses brewers, distillers and retailers need to sell alcohol in the state have been laid off because of the two-week old shutdown."