Our taxes paid to lobby against us

Well, not exactly. Johnson Controls is being paid mucho money to build the Red Plan. I’ll spend part of next week explaining that they could get $70 million or more out of this deal. So, among the other things they can do with the money they are being paid is to lobby in St. Paul to make sure they collect it all. They’ve hired Jim Gerard to get their way. He’s former Governor Carlson’s former Revenue Commissioner (Minnesota’s Chief Tax Collector). Governor Pawlenty so its not surprising he talked the Governor into saying the Red Plan is legal. Money talks and it was our money. Soon it will all be JCI’s.

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