A bunch of right wing groups have come together and put up a website to propose actions to fix our state's budget deficit.
It's a veritable who's who of Minnesota conservative organizations, headlined by Minnesota Majority, Minnesota Family Council, and the Taxpayers League.
The website has an excel function that allows you to cut each area of the state budget to trim down the $4.8 billion deficit.
We've heard numerous Republican legislators parrot Governor Pawlenty's line about families having tough conversations at the kitchen table.
That part is true, we are having those conversations. We're cutting back on eating out and other activities, relying on some of our savings as well.
But the Republican leadership fails to recognize the other part of the conversation.
We're looking at how to raise "revenue" as well. I'll work more hours at work or maybe take on some more part time work opportunities.
Increasing the revenue side of the picture has to be in play and the folks at Minnesota Budget Solutions refuse to even acknowledge that possibility.
I get it, you don't want to raise taxes, even for those in the Top 1%.
But please, don't play this silly game that real Minnesotans are only having conversations about what to cut.