Republicans as the anti-government party, may have seemed to cave at the last minute for no apparent reason, but on Sunday night as we were looking at the end of the legislative session we thought if the current situation continued, they put themselves in a interesting position. Because they lack agency, and if the legislature went into Special Session this meant Governor Tim Walz (DFL-MN) was going to be able to allocate 100% of the Federal Funds anyway he saw fit, just as he did in 2020.
When Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka (R-09, Nisswa) said, “We wanted to prove a point,” to us it rang quite hollow. What point? If there was one, we didn’t get it.
We believe the $2.833 billion had more to do with the fact there is a deal than any other factor and in spite being the anti-government party Republicans are not anti-federal money, they have their proverbial hands out just like any other interests.