In yesterday’s Boston Globe, there was a report about a “working group” formed by Senate President Karen Spilka & State Senator Adam Hinds, chairman of the revenue committee. Fair enough. The report goes on to say: Spilka is launching a group of policy makers, academics, and business specialists from across the political spectrum who will be charged with taking what she calls “a good long hard look at our tax code.” Again, fair enough.
Now let’s take a look at how the Globe describes these policy makers, academics, and business specialists from across the political spectrum.
About a dozen participants have signed on to the group so far, Hinds said. Members include representatives from Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the state’s largest employer group, the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, and chambers of commerce from the cities of Worcester and Springfield; left-leaning groups such as the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, a think tank, and Raise Up Massachusetts, a coalition of community, religious, and labor organizations.
Did you notice that? We have several groups but only two are identified as left leaning. Apparently, there are no right leaning groups and we are to assume that all the rests are those wonderful centrists, not a right winger to be found……?
More evidence that on economic matters, the Globe (and a majority of the media) is corporate and anti-labor.