Spendometer

(Use this thread to discuss Deval Patrick’s Budget – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Any predictions for where the Spend it All Deval Spendometer will end up tonight.  We already know about the extra $72m in “human services”, The Lowell Sun reports that he is going to give Chelmsford an extra $1.3 million for “the children”, and we already know he’s…

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Busy, busy busy!

( – promoted by Patrick) Our new Governor is attending the National Governor’s Association in Washington, D.C. and has brought with him his Chief of Staff, an additional aide, his wife’s Chief of Staff, and Mrs. Patrick, who will be ‘investigating issues that she will be working on that the Administration will be backing’.  The fact that Mrs. Patrick is…

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What’s next for voting rights?

(Good Discussion on voting and registration – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Since 1999, MassVOTE has helped bring out thousands of voters in low-income communities and communities of color.  We have also worked to promote voting rights, and this year we are working to improve poll worker training and to bring Election Day Registration to Massachusetts.  It’s strategic planning time for…

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Who is John Galt?

It appears that Ayn Rand may have been correct in her novel Atlas Shrugged.  If people were to live by the motto “from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs” then society will eventually fail when those with the “abilities” will refuse to work beyond their pay or leave for Galt’s Gulch, a free-market paradise.…

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