GOP Frowns On Super Majorites For Spending, Tax Cuts

Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, is pushing a proposed constitutional amendment to require three-fifths of lawmakers to approve a tax increase, rather than a simple majority that now is required.

The reason, of course, is to make raising taxes harder.

When a reporter asked him why he does not expand the amendment to require so-called “super majority” votes for raising spending, lower taxes and lowering spending, Drazkowski and other Republicans in the crowd gave a mixed response.

They were very happy with the idea of requiring a super majority to raise spending, but were not thrilled with the rest of the question, about needing more votes to lower spending or taxes.