The Star Tribune's story on the Minnesota House DFL's proposed property tax relief plan, is accompanied by an instant poll that is "intended as entertainment. They are not considered to be true measurements of public opinion."
Good thing, since your options in response to the proposal are:
- Yes. It would be a fairer system for everyone
- No. It would make the state's income tax too high
- Maybe. But why doesn't anyone ever propose cutting wasteful spending first?
Nice how they throw in the "wasteful spending" curve ball, making the poll veer off into Big Question comment territory. [Recently, the Big Q gamely tried to suggest that "trolls and sock puppets" take their act elsewhere, with little observable effect on thread discourse.] Everyone's in favor of cutting wasteful spending, guys. The problem is sorting the pork from the sacred cows.
To make the poll even more entertaining, why not include other "choices."
- Maybe. But why is Al Franken so angry?
- Maybe. But what are we doing about Muslim cab drivers?
- Maybe. But why are we funding stadiums for billionaires?
- Maybe. But why is the Secretary of State a communist?
- Maybe. I don't care, because I'm moving to Florida.
Or you could just go vote anyway.