Pawlenty Vetoed Larger Transportation Bill This Year
by RandyMI, Thu Aug 02, 2007 at 02:03:08 PM EDT
Yes, I am going to point a finger because it needs to be pointed. While I will not blame Tim Pawlenty for bringing down the bridge in Minnesota, his record is proof that he cared more about taxes then the health and safety of Minnesota families.
An initial bill (HF946) that supporters said would have put more than $8 billion into highways, city and county roads and transit over the next decade was vetoed by Pawlenty, in part, because it included a number of tax increases. "The entire array of tax increases in this bill would cost an average family in Minnesota up to $500 per year," Pawlenty wrote in his veto message.
An attempt to override the veto could garner just 83 of the 90 needed House votes.
It is as true in Minnesota as it is in New Orleans. Republican priorities can kill you.