Thursday, November 19, 2009

Done for the year, Deval is left holding the bag... once again

Deval could not convince the House to stay open long enough to get something going on with education and criminal justice. They left, under their rules, which COULD have been changed as they have been in the past, not giving Deval what he's asked for in budget cuts. He wanted emergency power to cut wherever he had to, to make the budget balanced. On the table are cuts in probation, eliminating the Quinn Bill all together, and the BIG ONE, a nice chunk (18 MILLION)out of the Legislature slush fund.

Now I get it... it's their money now... not ours

At a local level, this will impact us, but for the highly paid elected eleite, by not dealing with the budget shortfall, it means Deval will have to shave off 225 million where he is allowed to, which may biol down to health and human service. Other things left up in the air, charter school grant money, 250 million up for grabs, camera's at major intersections, etc. DeLeo and Murray said in a letter to Deval, they would cut the COMBINED salary of House, by 5.5 MILLION.

I can see the marches on the State House now.... and the kicker will be that some of the reps and senators will be there to, claiming how Deval should not cut the funding.

What absolute slugs they are, in this time of uncertainty. The two elected ruling elitists controlling our House only seem to be concerned with making Deval, irrelevant. How does it feel? asked Dylan, like a complete unknown, the crowd hollers back.


At November 20, 2009 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Rich said...

A story on hungry kids and the cost of war in the same week, mixed in with the stories of typical waste of taxpayers money and pay to lobbyists, and buying the favoritism of politicians. Hungry kids is not something we should be putting on the back burner because we are dealing with health care issues, or decisions on increased troop strength, or because the legislators have to take 6 weeks off to prepare for the holidays. If they need that much time to get ready, they have way more money than the rest of us who will be have laid back holiday celebrations this year. They are telling us to eat cake, when are we going to storm the Bastile here?

At November 20, 2009 at 12:26 PM , Blogger James said...

Nobody is home, a perfect time to take over the state house. Lets just move ourselves in for the 6 weeks they are gone and see what we can get accomplished in that time frame, in spite of the holidays. Maybe that would shoe people just how much can be accomplished by people with no hidden agenda. Too bad we could not really do this.

At November 20, 2009 at 4:56 PM , Blogger abby said...

They get to go home before Thanksgiving and be on vacation until after New Years? In these economic times? And we thought teachers had a great schedule. Has it always been this way and I have just not been paying attention or is this something new.


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