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Patrick thinks $38K/yr makes you rich!

Deval Patrick thinks that people making $38,000/yr are rich.  That’s who he wants to increase state taxes on.  Even Obama would not call anyone making less that $200,000/yr rich.   Patrick is so consumed with creating his legacy…more rail, more education money for Lawrence and Holyoke…that he doesn’t even care about pretending to be soaking the rich. Republicans- this is…

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McGee (accused pedophile) as Gaming Exec Director

Today’s Globe outlines how the members of the new state Gaming Commission hired an accused (but not prosecuted) pedophile Stanley McGee as Executive Director of the Gaming Commission.  The Commission Chair Steve Crosby claimed that he investigated the allegations and found them to be baseless.  He now admits he did no investigation and claims the reporter lied.  The rest of…

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State 401K costs more?

One thing that is lost in the debate over moving state employees from pensions to 401Ks is that it may actually cost the state more money! Why? State employees do not contribute to Social Security.  As a result, the state does not pay the approximately 6% employer contribution (about 4% in 2011).  When you compare the cost of 6% x…

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Mubarak and DeLeo

Todays Globe has two unrelated, but remarkable similar headlines: Furor forces Mubarak’s hand  and DeLeo, facing fire, tightens grip on power Both are autocratic dictators who cling to power at any cost.  Why are Mass. residents in the street demanding change?…

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Deval and Ameriquest

“State officials said the state lost nearly 21,000 jobs in September [2010] – mostly from the tourism industry. They also mistakenly claimed a job increase in August when they had lost 3,000 positions.”  [Deval Patrick] added: “No one is saying we’re done (with creating jobs). You know, I didn’t cause the global economic collapse. But I’m doing everything I can”…

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Deval Patrick’s Riches

The MTA recently began airing ads saying that Charlie Baker is a rich health care executive. But in reality, isn’t Deval Patrick far richer that Charlie Baker.   Consider: Deval Patrick made $2 million per year when he last worked for Coca Cola.  When he left he got a $2.1 million severance. Deval Patrick also got $10-20 million in stock…

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Question 3 to create 27,199 jobs

The Question 3 sales tax cut to 3% would create 27,199 jobs according to the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University.  The cost in lost taxes would be $2.08B, not the $2.5B opponents claim. The BHI director said “Much of the discussion of Question 3 is based on a diet of fear, highlighting only the loss of state revenue and…

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