"We will not saddle our children and grandchildren with mounds of debts, with promises for funding levels that will not be there in the future," said House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove. "This is debt that they can't afford. It's debt that we can't afford right now."Perhaps it's just his carelessness of speech. If you read a little deeper into the same article, you will see this was one of the proposals of the MNGOP:
The GOP proposed delaying another $700 million in payments owed to schools, which would add to the more than $1 billion the state already owes K-12 schools.
Republicans also offered to issue "tobacco bonds" of an unspecified amount to cover any remaining budget gap. Sources said Dayton considered the offer, but he criticized it as unwise borrowing late Thursday.So I ask, who is engaging in Wimpy's hamburger politics? (Thank you, Kevin Staunton.) Who is the one who is proposing to pay for what we get now?
And who is saddling our children with debt? It isn't the governor.