Is an economic tsunami headed for Massachusetts?
State Sen. Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) was the speaker at Quincy’s RCC meeting Tuesday night, and while it was encouraging to hear how our elected Republican legislators are managing to make an impact despite being heavily outnumbered, the economic forecast doesn’t look good.
Actually, that’s an understatement. According to Sen. Brown, the flagging economy, combined with Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposed $16 billion in new spending (yes, that’s $16 billion), has Massachusetts on track for an “economic tsunami.”
But hope is not lost. As Sen. Brown pointed out, the impending crisis has reached a point where even the most oblivious Democratic legislators are beginning to realize that real economic trouble is on the horizon. It also presents an opportunity for Republicans to work even harder to raise awareness among the general public about the impending crisis and to renew our calls for fiscal restraint on the part of spendthrift Democratic legislators, lest we all get washed away when the FY09 Tsunami makes landfall.