Two of North Dakota’s top big boy politicians are debating whether the governor’s mansion should have a “heated garage floor.”
Gov. Doug Burgum — who is advocating a new tax on the elderly — believes the design of the mansion, which is now under construction, is not good enough. He wants to customize it with various features including a “heated garage floor” and a “skylight,” which he is willing to pay for personally, the Associated Press reports.
Burgum claims that the new features are energy-efficient and will actually save taxpayers money. We have asked his spokesman for proof of this and will update with any comment.
In the end, it doesn’t really matter what Burgum wants, because House Majority Leader Al Carlson won’t give him the pleasure of walking barefoot in the garage in winter. “The design already has been approved by a committee and the governor doesn’t get to change anything just because he’s willing to pay for it,” AP paraphrased him as saying.
So there you have it. Big boys talking about big ideas. Did we mention there is a plan to raise taxes on old people?