When it comes to passing the most extreme abortion policies in the U.S., unleashing an endless firehose of money for the teachers union, and believing a $17 billion surplus is not enough, the DFL’s radical and extreme policies would turn us into a “Cold California.”
Freedom Foundation of Minnesota Founder and CEO Annette Meeks visited with Tom Hauser on KSTP-TV’s “At Issue” on Sunday and laid out the concerning developments in the first weekS of Minnesota’s legislative session.
On the abortion law that passed the House last week:
“This bill is too extreme and would make a us a cold California when it comes to abortion. We will have abortion allowed up until the child is legally delivered as a baby and that’s an extreme position. We can all talk abortion and what we support and what we don’t but there was a common sense middle ground that was missed by the DFLers who ran this bill through without little thought or consideration.”
On Gov. Walz’s Budget to be released tomorrow, where with a $17 billion surplus he refuses to take tax increases off the table:
“The bottom line the Governor said on one day we’re going to fully fund education and the next day said we don’t know what that looks like. That is the truth statement: we don’t know that it looks like. It’s just an unending quest for more money for teachers, not an unending quest for improving test scores and making sure every child can read by the third grade and put them on a path for success. That’s what’s really sad about this. If more money was the solution, Minneapolis and St. Paul would have the highest test scores in the state, and they don’t, and it’s really sad that we think that’s the only solution.”
On the legalization of sports betting and marijuana, which could happen in Minnesota this year:
“They’re turning us into a cold California. Given the option, people will go south where it’s warm, with lower taxes, lower regulations, and not all this nonsense. We have a $17 billion surplus. They should be talking about giving it back.”
Annette’s segment starts at the 17:39 mark, or you can watch the entire episode here.