No, it's the fact that we're on the bring of having a CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT FUNDS PUBLIC FREAKING BROADCASTING.
There are currently people in this region who are bleeding out of their eyes because there might be a public dollar thrown at a baseball stadium. Every one of these hypocrites were silent when we poured public money into Sir Tyrone Guthrie's new theater, the revamped Walker Art Center, moving the Schubert Theater 2 blocks down the street, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Science Museum of Minnesota I COULD GO ON . . .
Section 1 [Constitutional Amendment] provides the language for a constitutional amendment increasing the sales and use tax rate by 3/8 of one percent on taxable sales for 25 years beginning on July 1, 2007. The money will be appropriated by law and is dedicated as follows:
(1) 34 percent in the Heritage Enhancement Fund for improvement, enhancement, and protection of the state's fish, wildlife, habitat, and fish and wildlife tourism;
(2) 22 percent in the Parks and Trails Fund for parks, trails, and zoos;
(3) 22 percent in the Clean Water Fund for protection and restoration of lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and groundwater; and
(4) 22 percent in the Arts, Humanities, Museum, and Public Broadcasting Fund.
My God, if the whole gang at the capitol weren't such rubes, one might think they were filthy crooks. Please, please, please, most glorious and wise state legislature, take my money and make sure it all gets directly into the pocket of Bill Kling!