Massachusetts is drowning in a sea of “Progressive” Democrats!
Our Commonwealth is broke – deep in the hole, – and sinking deeper each day. Unemployment is 9.8% and climbing, state tax revenues are down, industry is leaving as fast as it can pack, and the Dumbocrats are huddled to figure out what else they can tax to avoid spending cuts.
Our legislature is called the Massachusetts General Court. In the 40 seat Senate 35 are Democrats. The 160 seat House has 143 Democrats. The last Speaker resigned a day before his federal indictment. Governor Deval “Deer-in-the-Headlights” Patrick is the emptiest suit to ever occupy the corner office. So those 196 extremely liberal “Democrats” [Socialists] are hard at work bankrupting our state.
These 196 Liberals see enemies all around them. Big business, manufacturing industries, self-made millionaires, hard-working entrepreneurs and anybody driving a pickup truck or an SUV are all on the wrong side of History, and must be taxed mercilessly [“in fairness – to spread the wealth around”]. But just to be more fair they raised the sales tax this year by 25% from 5% to 6.25%. I’m doing my Christmas shopping in New Hampshire.
For the first quarter of the Fiscal Year, tax revenues were $477 LESS that a year ago. Does Deval have a clue?
The legislature will be of little help. My own first-term airhead Jen “Bag Lady” Benson made her first vote to re-elect Sal DiMasi as Speaker – even though she knew he was facing indictment. Then she filed a bill to tax every plastic grocery bag a nickel, – because she’s just so committed to the environment. She should be committed all right!
Overall our 195 Dumb-o-cRats worry more about preserving gay marriage, gay curriculum in the schools, outlawing dog racing, outlawing guns [they truly HATE the 2nd Amendment], and insuring that only the looniest quacks get to be judges, – than they are about where does that tax money really come from. Since they all were cheerleaders for Obama, – they expected Congress to come through like Santa Claus. Except that Deval can’t even get a real meeting with Obama, even though they went to law school together. And now they don’t have Fat Teddy in DC any more. The 2010 Census will result in us losing one seat in the House. Watch the gerrymandering drill to re-carve the House Districts when that happens. And all the while, Beacon Hill keeps spending and taxing.
It shouldn’t take a genius to understand this chart: [ $ in millions]
Fiscal Nominal Mass Real Mass Real Change
Year Spending Spending from Prior Year
2008 $31,694.416 $34,213.722 0.1%
2007 29,913.923 34,194.834 7.5% [Deval now Gov]
2006 26,592.198 31,811.763 0.6%
2005 24,846.982 31,610.590 0.8%
2004 23,331.771 31,350.891 -2.2%
2003 23,011.620 32,046.556 -4.7%
2002 23,289.777 33,617.370 0.7%
2001 22,655.934 33,396.954 n/a
Our spending goes up despite our shrinking state population. Mass voters need to replace the majority of those über-liberal Dumb-o-cRats with Conservatives and Republicans who know how to vote “NO!” on spending bills.
Until Beacon Hill reverses it’s anti-business policies and laws, and begins to welcome manufacturing back into this state, – our future is bleak. Empty factory buildings will continue to haunt our cities, towns and villages. WAKE UP VOTERS!!
/s/ Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!
Update: 8 Oct 09 || http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO126466/#BOSTON — House Speaker Robert DeLeo says the Massachusetts budget may be up to $1 billion out of balance and cuts in state aid to cities and towns are possible.