Posted tagged ‘Deval Patrick’

Cahill and Deval: A match made in heaven

September 13, 2010
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New Charlie Baker ad calls Patrick on failed pledge to cut property taxes

August 31, 2010

Patronage crisis points to need for new rules, attitudes – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger

May 28, 2010

Patronage crisis points to need for new rules, attitudes – Quincy, MA – The Patriot Ledger.

Jeff Perry addresses citizens at the ‘Wake Up, Washington’ rally in Quincy

May 23, 2010

Together We Can: How’s that workin’ for ya?

October 30, 2009

Today’s Boston Globe announces that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick plans to cut 1,000 state jobs in order to stem the flood of red ink rolling down Beacon Hill:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/10/30/patrick_to_end_nearly_1000_jobs/

Sounds impressive,  right?  Tough governor making tough choices. Well, that might be the case if Cadillac Deval hadn’t added 2,000 jobs to the state payroll in his first 18 months in office (see my previous blog posting from August 2008). Apparently, “Together We Can” meant “Two thousand of my closest friends and campaign contributers and I Can…provided you fork over more of your tax dollars to give them good jobs and ridiculously generous pensions and benefits!”

Perhaps if Gov. Patrick whacks the other 1,000 employees he added to the payroll, we might actually get somewhere.

Charlie Baker joins growing race for governor

July 8, 2009

From the Boston Herald:

Republican Charlie Baker, the well-financed CEO of Harvard Pilgrim, has jumped into a quickly swelling 2010 gubernatorial race only two days after Treasurer Timothy Cahill said he decided to switch political parties.

Baker, who is largely unknown to voters throughout the state, will leave Harvard Pilgrim on July 17 and set up a political committee by July 28, according to a source close to Baker. Read more…

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Boston’s Tax Day TEA Party: Up the revolution!

April 16, 2009
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sign-photoPhotos courtesy of Amy Kelly

Contrary to what the so-called “mainstream media” reported, there were more than a “couple hundred” people at yesterday’s Tax Day TEA Party on Boston Common. A lot more. Like, say, a couple thousand people. And that doesn’t count the thousands who turned out for Michael Graham’s waterfront TEA Party later that afternoon.

Now, I hate to disillusion you, but I can’t help but wonder whether the media intentionally underestimated the turnout at these TEA Party events, while at the same time blowing out of all proportion Homeland Security warnings about “right wing extremists.” (For the uninitiated, a “right wing extremist” is anyone who has yet to accept Barack Obama as his/her personal savior.)

Far from being a sea of crazies, yesterday’s TEA (as in Taxed Enough Already) Party was an upbeat and orderly civil demonstration. Both speakers and attendees expressed their frustration at the arrogance of our public officials, who seem to view hardworking taxpayers as an unlimited blank check with which to fund their perpetual gravy train. WRONG! If yesterday’s protest was any indication, that government gravy train is about to reach the end of the line!

In addition to the signs shown in the photos above (courtesy of photographer extraordinaire Amy Kelly!), here are some of my favorite signs from yesterday:

“Don’t spread my wealth, spread my work ethic”

“What’s in YOUR wallet? MY money!”

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.”

That last quote comes, of course, from Thomas Jefferson — you know, our most hypocritical founding father who decried the evils of slavery while siring a bunch of his own with his wife’s half-sister/slave. “Do as I say, not as I do,” that was Tom’s motto. No wonder modern liberals are so crazy about him!