Our Republican legislature and Democratic governor couldn't agree to a budget, so non-essential Minnesota state government offices and services have shut down until they reach a deal. Trying to figure out just who is right and who is wrong has proved tougher than it should be as both sides have spun and distorted the picture to the point where you would probably have better luck unwinding a toxic mortgage-backed security. If government finances have gotten that damned confusing maybe the budget isn't the real problem
Anyway, today's award goes to the Minneapolis Star Tribune for this sidebar statement to an opinion piece today:
Cut state spending $3.6 billion, resulting in a two-year budget increase of 1.5 percent per year.
That is some bullshit that is almost genius in its boldness. I can imagine a few "they really mean" excuses, but I don't want to hear that. It says what it says and this kind of crap has become all too common in our state's largest newspaper. I'm just calling it out.