Tag Archives: flip-floppers

5 Things: O’Connor-Ives Votes Don’t Mesh With Her Spin, Baker Rising, and more…

Kathleen O’Connor Ives’ Votes Don’t Mesh With Her Spin State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives (D-Merrimack Valley) has been telling people in her district that she fought against higher taxes throughout the process, except for the final vote to override the governor’s veto. Here’s what she told the Valley Patriot readers this month. Over the course of the budget process, the…

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Five Things: Spilka Not Fooling Many, Lyons on Sad Remy Case, Welfare $ > than job and more…

Karen Spilka’s sudden conversion is being taken with grain of salt The business community and media are taking Karen Spilka’s sudden conversion against the tech tax with a grain of salt. You may remember, Red Mass Group reported that Spilka voted six times for the software tax. First up is a story by the new managing editor at the Boston…

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Five Things: Herald on Spilka, Wolf Should Challenge Ethics in Court, Vega Out and more……

Boston Herald Labels Spilka Flip Flopper Great minds think alike.  On the heels of RedMassGroup.com blog post yesterday, the Boston Herald also focuses on the flip flopping nature and political expediency of Spilka’s position. “I’ve heard from a lot of tech businesses and a lot of people – more than I think we normally hear from,” said Spilka. “There’s…

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After 6 Votes for Software Tax, Now Congressional Candidate Spilka Wants it Repealed

“It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.” ― René Descartes Massachusetts State Senator Karen Spilka(D-Ashland) has voted six times for a software services tax over the past few months.  Now, as she runs for Congress, and needs the support of the tech community she’s changing her tune,…

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Heroux Responds Yet Again

Representative Paul Heroux (D-Attleboro) who voted to override the Governor’s veto thusly voting to raise taxes, responds again to Red Mass Group. What a joke this statement is… “Does it really matter how one votes on every section of a law, if the main part of the law is a tax hike, and you vote for final passage Representative Heroux?”…

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Heroux keeps up conversation

State Representative Paul Heroux keeps up the conversation with Red Mass Group.  In response to his comments, shared with RMG readers yesterday. I responded that I did in fact let people know of the vote of 55 legislators against this bill in April. Heroux responded with the following email to Red Mass Group. Are you kidding?! Providing a link to…

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