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Governor Mark Dayton Calls BS in WCCO Radio Interview

WCCO Radio had to dump the Governor's swear-word so it didn't make air

April 20, 2018 - 3:50 pm

Governor Mark Dayton had some salty words for critics who his say tax overhaul would increase the amount most Minnesotans have to pay. 

"It's bullsh-t, or as Tedd Rosevelt used to say, bull feathers," the governor told Chad Hartman on WCCO Radio. 

But Republicans in both houses of the legislature say taxes will go up, based on a study from Dayton's own administration that factors in the extension of the health care provider tax, which is set to expire.  Dayton wants to keep that two-percent tax on medical services, which would fund programs in MinnesotaCare for lower to middle-income users

Dayton told Hartman that if that tax is "not on individuals" and that if it isn't extended then, "that’ll mean Minnesota care falls apart."   

He said Republicans should come up with their own proposal. 

"I get very suspicious and they don't have their own bill. Now they haven't come out with their bill so they just keep pounding away at mine." 

WCCO Radio had to dump the Governor's swear-word so it didn't make air.  It's believed to be the first time this station has had to do that to a sitting Minnesota governor.

Listen to the full interview here:

 

 

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