Friday, March 5, 2010

DeLeo-Deval in high stakes game

The usual political non-sense over gambling is heating up. DeLeo wants his slots and Deval doesn't. Next week DeLeo will roll out the House gambling bill with a bunch of legislators saying no, while Deval will say slots will not create jobs.

Just another reason to elect a new speaker and senate president. These elected elite have taken millions from lobbyists already and now, the lobbyists will try to buy as much support as possible, from either side.

Two casino's, three casinos and where they will go is at stake. Will the Indians get their act together in time? The trade: The Casino for Nantucket sound is what I think is happening at the federal level and I wonder what compromise will come of the DeLeo-Deval chess match.


At March 8, 2010 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Framingham resident said...

Chess match between DeLeo and Deval, now that is a funny thought. You have to have the ability to anticipate what is coming in order to play chess, and neither of these 2 has shown any talent at doing that, look at the budget issues.

At March 8, 2010 at 5:38 PM , Blogger 50 stud said...

How in fact do we get to elect a new speaker of the house? I know we have not vote, just the legislators themselves, but is there anything we can do to force them to elect someone else, or to influence who they actually vote for?

At March 9, 2010 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Today, DeLeo is saying a casino is 3 to 5 years out with all the permits involved. The usual foot dragging will do us no good.

If there are enough house seats taken from the ruling party in November, I will bet, a small group of Reps will vote DeLeo out as speaker.

The DiMasi trial may have some bearing on the future of Mr. DeLeo in the coming months

At March 9, 2010 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Defeated in Fram. said...

Not sure I agree with casinos here, but I think we need to at least do some honest evaluation of the potential. And that means we need honest people to lead that evaluation. That leaves DeLeo out as the leader! Actually it pretty much leaves the entire state house out if you ask me. Lets hope you are right and we actually see many of these people replaced in November with people who are not beholden to anyone.


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