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Politico: The Minnesota Ideological Battle

What is happening in Minnesota is an ideological battle between conservatives and liberals. Mark Dayton, Minnesota’s ultra liberal governor supports a state budget larger than $34 billion. Conservatives in the Minnesota state legislature argue that the state must live within its means, and cannot afford a budget over $34 billion. While the two sides are talking billions not trillions like the debate that is going on in Washington, the Minnesota battle is a showcase of the larger debate that is facing America.

Conservatives want less government in the lives of citizens and liberals want more. Liberals support the failed status quo, and conservatives support the difficult changes that are necessary to make life better for our children and grandchildren. The problem with the liberal argument is that they need money to fund those governmental programs that is no longer available.

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