Tag Archives: Massachusetts political culture

Beacon Hill Republicans Act As Democrat Enablers

( – promoted by Cool Cal) Want to see an example of how Republican legislators not only thumb its collective nose at their party’s base but also reify the Democrat paradigm? Look no further than last week’s vote on two amendments which provided an increase in funding for homosexual programs in the state’s public schools. The 2009 House budget originally…

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What is the purpose of a rainy day fund?

Writing in the Milford Daily News Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee belittles a GOP proposal that would set aside $450 from the state’s rainy day fund for local aid to cities and towns. He calls the plan a gimmick. Not all of the chairman’s points are without merit but he fails to answer…

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I Want My Money BACK!

Forgive me please for being greedy, but I want my money back! I voted in 2000 to have the state income tax rate brought down to 5%. My state representative and my state senator voted no. When the state proposed the lottery system, our “Fathers” (Legislators) in this paternalistic system known as the “nanny state” told us that cities and…

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Time to sell the boat

The Massachusetts Transportation Finance Commission has recommended increasing the gasoline tax by 11.5 cents per gallon and imposing a fee of 5 cents per mile on the use of state roadways in order to cut the looming budget shortfall for maintenance of the next 20 years.  It seems we have built a system that without huge tax increases and cost…

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Random Thoughts

(I just really liked this post, so I promoted it! – promoted by Cool Cal) A lot of good stuff either happened or got posted while I was out. Here are some thoughts on them: The MA-05 Primary & Beyond On the Republican side, Ogonowski did a great job of soundly beating Tierney in the primary & delivering a very…

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