House DFL blames GOP for shutdown, again

MPR reports on House Minority Leader Thissen’s anniversary remarks about last year’s government shutdown. He blames the Republicans because they didn’t compromise with DFL Governor Dayton. What a dolt. Or perhaps he thinks he’s talking to dolts.

The Republican legislature allowed the biggest budget in Minnesota history. The. Biggest. Budget. In. Minnesota. History. It passed a big bonding bill in a non-bonding-bill year. Regarding the shutdown, specifically, the Republican legislature passed a bill (twice?) to keep the government going on a temporary basis while budget discussions continued. The Governor vetoed it!

In summary, the Republicans passed a budget bigger than they wanted as a compromise with the Governor. The Republicans passed a bonding bill because the Governor wanted one. The Republicans offered to keep the government running but the Governor vetoed it (twice, I think). And the DFL says the Republicans shutdown the government. Got it?

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