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Mary Franson: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

Mary Franson is certainly no stranger to controversial statements and public blunders. Remember last year? When she compared feeding food stamp recipients to feeding wild animals?



Well, she’s gone and done it again. This time, Mary Franson is lying about Governor Dayton’s fair and balanced budget. She claims she went out and about town with her kids, shocked at paying more for items. There’s a huge problem with her logic, however: Governor Dayton’s budget means Minnesotans will pay less for a ton of the items they buy on a regular basis.

One of Gov. Dayton’s key proposals is a historic reduction in our sales tax rate: lowering it from 6.875% to 5.5%. Thanks to Governor Dayton’s proposal to historically lower the sales tax, Minnesotans will pay less for many commonly purchased items.

Let’s take a look at what Minnesotans can expect to pay less for under Gov. Dayton’s balanced budget:

  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Makeup
  • Vitamins
  • Yoga mat
  • Bicycle
  • Hockey stick
  • Baseball bat
  • Soccer ball
  • Fishing pole
  • Car parts
  • Tires
  • Tents
  • Camping gear
  • Books
  • CDs
  • Magazines
  • Candy bars
  • DVDs
  • Musical instruments
  • Cell phone
  • Video games
  • Car wash
  • Lawn care
  • Massage
  • Dish soap
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Trash bags
  • Vacuum
  • Broom or mop
  • Dishes
  • Silverware
  • Pots and pans
  • Bowls
  • Tupperware
  • Coffee pot
  • Sheets
  • Towels
  • Furniture
  • Curtains
  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Lamp
  • Rugs
  • Water heater
  • Furnace
  • AC
  • Washer and dryer
  • Tools
  • Paint
  • Lumber
  • Tile
  • School supplies
  • Notebooks
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Pet food
  • Phone bill
  • Utility bills

This isn’t even an exhaustive list! We will pay less for all these items and more under Governor Dayton’s fair and balanced budget.

Mary Franson, your scare tactics simply don’t work here. Minnesotans know that Governor Dayton is committed to getting our state off the perpetual deficit rollercoaster by proposing a fair and balanced budget. He is making sure that Minnesota’s recent trend of balancing the state budget on the backs of working and middle class families stops now.

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