The Lynch Record
- Voted to raise taxes by $1,000,000,000 — that’s a billion (Senate Journal page 6730)
- Voted to put the state’s budget spending on autopilot by requiring inflationary increases, in a time when the rest of the state is tightening its belt! (Senate Journal 8887)
- Opposed property tax relief to seniors (Senate Journal Page 7037)
- Opposed cutting the Senate budget (Senate Journal Page 18)
- Voted to increase her own pay at a time when MN families were tightening their own belts!
- Supported state paid health care for sex offenders (Senate Journal Page 6950)
- Opposed education reform of performance pay (Senate Journal 1738)
- Opposed education reform of alternative licensure (Senate Journal Page 1739)
- Voted to cut K-12 funding by $1 Billion. This would have taken $663 from every student in the first year alone! (Senate Journal 1744)
- Opposed a tuition freeze at public colleges and universities. (Senate Journal p 1205)
- Voted to cut payments to nursing homes by over $180 Million! (Senate Journal 4940)
- Voted against photo ID for voting.
- And the granddaddy of all misplaced priorities: She voted to fund gorilla cages at a St. Paul zoo to the tune of $11 million rather than using that money for school buildings for kids. (Senate Journal 7045)
Now you know why Sen. Lynch, her party bosses, and the Post-Bulletin will do anything to divert attention away from this out-of-touch voting record.
You will notice that Sen. Lynch has two types of accomplishments. One was borrowing money and spending it for frivolous projects. Her second was the establishment of the oral health practitioner. That is spin at its best.
The reality is that Lynch’s bill was outrageous and presented a real public health threat. In 2009, the Minnesota Dental Association took out full page ads in newspapers all across the state against Sen. Lynch’s proposal. Fortunately, a different bill was pursued and adopted. Here is the MDA ad against Lynch’s self described, major accomplishment.