Letter to the editor: Democrat urge to spend never stopsI have noted some criticism of late that the Homestead Market Value Credit (HMVC) was changed by the Republican Legislature and signed by Democrat Gov. Dayton.
I have noted some criticism of late that the Homestead Market Value Credit (HMVC) was changed by the Republican Legislature and signed by Democrat Gov. Dayton.
Readers should understand that multiple municipalities, including Woodbury, sought elimination of the program, because year after year the cities bore the burden of paying the bill for tax credits. Why? The state did not fulfill its end of the bargain and only reimbursed about 11 percent of cities. If you desire to know more about this strain placed on our local budget, check with city of Woodbury officials.
The HMVC was replaced by the Homestead Market Value Exclusion, a similar program that reduces taxpayers’ property tax burden by calculating the tax on a reduced value of the home. The HMVE does not require reimbursement or payouts by the state or municipalities. When Sen. Lillie and Rep. Kieffer supported this change they were doing taxpayers a great favor.
It is well worth for voters to remember the Democrats have a never ceasing urge to spend citizens’ hard-earned money they tax away from us. This is a truly top-down model starting with President Obama, the most profligate spender-debt maker-President in the history of the U.S. Betty McCollum, his very devoted follower, exemplifies the same traits. The overlooked reality is that regardless of “good intentions,” the spending will eventually “kill the golden goose.”
There will be no money for the truly needy. Dear voter, please evaluate and vote carefully in November. Your future and your progeny is at stake.
Bob Tatreau - Woodbury