In Kvetchin' Gretchen Hoffman so doesn't want you to blame her for school shift or anything else, Bluestem looked at Senator Hoffman's reluctance to assume the responsibilities of her office and her actions.
Today's Fargo Forum has published Senator’s partisan rhetoric can’t hide tax burden shift, by Representative Paul Marquart, who looks to be the adult in the room on this one. Marquart writes:
I was brought up to accept responsibility for my actions. Unfortunately Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, Minn., in a Sept. 21 Forum opinion column, just wants to blame others for rising property taxes after she and her GOP colleagues pushed through over $600 million in permanent cuts to programs designed to provide important property tax relief to rural Minnesotans.
Hoffman and other legislators will have you believe that the state can slash over half a billion dollars of property tax relief aids and credits to homeowners and communities without having any impact on rising property taxes. Really? They will have you believe that the state can wipe out the Homestead Credit – a direct property tax benefit of up to $304 for homeowners – and not force up property taxes. Get serious. . . .
Go read the whole thing.
Photo: Senator Kvetchin' Gretchen Hoffman