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I never thought I’d see the day when a political party would attempt to collect sales taxes from kids shovelling snow, mowing lawns or babysitting. That day just arrived:

Here’s the key exchange between Rep. Kurt Zellers and Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Frans:

REP. ZELLERS: But if I pay him every month $20 or $100, is that going to be or is he going to have to start collecting sales tax and remitting it to the State of Minnesota?
COMMISSIONER FRANS: …He probably would. If it was a monthly charge, then there likely would be a sales tax charge.
REP. ZELLERS: So then someone mowing my lawn, someone shovelling snow for me during the winter time or a babysitter?
COMMISSIONER FRANS: Those services would generally all be covered by the sales tax.

Wasn’t it just 6 months ago that Gov. Dayton and the DFL were insisting that kids mowing lawns and shovelling snow weren’t paying their fair share? Didn’t they insist that babysitters weren’t paying their fair share?

Wait a second. That’s right. The DFL didn’t. The DFL insisted that “the rich” weren’t “paying their fair share.” The DFL insisted that they were the champions of “working families.”

There’s nothing centrist about forcing kids to collect sales tax, then send it into the Minnesota Department of Revenue, because they mow their neighbor’s lawn or shovel their sidewalks or babysit their kids. Only the DFL would think that’s appropriate.

That isn’t disgusting. That’s beyond disgusting. That’s something only the DFL would think of.

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9 Responses to “Dayton, DFL insist babysitters aren’t paying their fair share”

  • J. Ewing says:

    When applied to the DFL, I don’t think the word “think” applies.

  • Bob J. says:

    “Wasn’t it just 6 months ago that Gov. Dayton and the DFL were insisting that kids mowing lawns and shovelling snow weren’t paying their fair share? Didn’t they insist that babysitters weren’t paying their fair share?”

    Wait’ll those kids start paying their mandatory union dues.

  • Jethro says:

    Bob: Will the kids have a choice to pay fair or full share union dues?

  • Janet says:

    The leftist Dems are doing everything they can to destroy initiative. They want control and will do or pass anything to get it – assuming no one will ever discover their subterfuge.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Janet, I’d taken time off from writing after (minor) surgery but this tax stuff & minimum wage crap’s fired me up again. They’ve done pissed off a demanding taxpayer with some writing abilities.

  • Bob J. says:

    “Bob: Will the kids have a choice to pay fair or full share union dues?”

    Jethro, you’d have to take that up with the International Brotherhood of Grass Trimmers, Weed Whackers and Snow Removers Local 2614.

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