True North – Robbing Peter to pay St Paul.

When the DFL-controlled state House of Representatives went looking for a way to balance the budget and fill the projected $627 million deficit, the Democrats did so in a predictable way — by proposing to raise taxes. The plan, passed in the House Wednesday by a 69-to-64 margin, will raise $2.6 billion dollars by tapping high earners, smokers and drinkers.