Author Archives: CriticalDan

If you must join ’em, kill ’em

That appears to be the union boss response to the increased momentum behind urgently-needed public employee health benefit reform here in the Commonwealth.  Last week, as budget-watchers (and readers of this blog) know, House Democrats sent shockwaves through the public sector union establishment by including in their draft budget a plan to (Globe’s words) “strip local public employees…

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Was it something we said?

Remember back during last year’s gubernatorial election campaign when Governor Patrick was asked to outline his plans for a second term, and he responded: “You know, I’ve given this a lot of thought.  And I think the best and highest use of the Governor’s time is really to spend as much time out of state as possible, working on a…

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CriticalMASS Top 10 Reads of the Week (April 15, 2011)

Obama Sinks to the Occasion – Fred Barnes [Weekly Standard] President Obama always lets you down. Just when you think he’s ready to deliver a lofty speech chocked with specifics on handling the spending and debt emergency, he offers up a hyper-partisan attack on the leading Republican proposal, gives practically no details of his own plan, and then sanctimoniously puts…

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Yes, even here

Last month when the Unionocalypse was playing out in Wisconsin, more than a few Bay Staters wondered why our unions felt the need to flood into Boston for their own multiple demonstrations in front of the State House.  Our union folk penned their signs, marched in circles, and hollered to beat the band at… who, exactly?  The governor of Wisconsin? …

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