johnk

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  1. looney tunes time .... (1 Reply)

    Baker campaign: transparency. Charlie “Fitzgerald” Baker, the next JFK

    Baker governor, eh, what we do now is good. thanks for asking though.

    So, that’s Deb Goldberg’s fault?

    Ah, into the abyss.

  2. your comments are not makeing sense to me ... sorry (2 Replies)

    but the point specifically is that the gov campaigned to do things differently and transparency. That happened. (please detail specifically if you think why that didn’t occur)

    at the first discussion about HIS office being open, unlike others past (A-F’n GAIN like he campaigned) the statement is that he liked things the way they are.

    What is confusing here?

  3. the statement speaks for itself ... (1 Reply)

    Gov. Baker … believes everybody should comply with the current law as it stand

    Why on earth do you say that when you campaigned against the very statement? Sorry, that’s not a resounding endorsement.

  4. turfed transparency (2 Replies)

    sounds nice in a campaign, but he never had any intention to being open and transparent.

    Not sure of your statement, seems like you are parsing words, Baker style. The problem is exactly what he campaigned against, Mitt and Patrick for that matter used the Governor’s office as a shield. Baker rallied against that and in a matter of days being in office, it seems that his press bobos reached out with the middle finger.

  5. Willard speaketh (1 Reply)

    Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol. To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove it now to honor #Charleston victims.

    — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 20, 2015

  6. how would it not be peaceful (0 Replies)

    are you suggesting that if Haley had lowered Dylann Roof’s flag, it would be some kind of non-peaceful attack?

    Please, tell me more. I’m interested in your response.

  7. If expanding the MBTA is a high priority (0 Replies)

    then just do it. Don’t need the IOC or the Olympics.

    We’re doing a lot of thing right in MA, so I’m not going to buy any argument the the gov is inept. There is just no appetite for the large expenditure.

    I’m just so done with this whole thing. What would be better is if you take your own advice and discuss how everyone would benefit from the investment rather than the Olympics is the answer to or problems.

  8. Yes .. (0 Replies)

    sorry for the late response.

  9. It feels like Boston2024 is being run by John Spano (0 Replies)

    The 30 for 30 was good, I enjoyed how he walked into Fleet and they just gave him 80 million.

  10. Sounds like Charlie Baker is still all in .... (0 Replies)

    No one ever brought it to my attention. It was never part of the discussion — ever, not once. OK? Never,” Baker told reporters, though he emphasized that he’s more interested in seeing the revamped plans Boston 2024 has promised to release next month. “I’m not interested in looking backward.”

    So basically,

    No one ever told me, but that’s history, no sense complaining about taxpayers being on the hook for millions. Let’s look to the future people.

  11. Is Warren the left's version of Ted Cruz? (3 Replies)

    that’s what I’m trying to figure out. The Sierra Club notwithstanding. Jeesh, that’s like quoting the Heritage Foundation in favor of Cruz. Anything less “Fair and Balanced” out there?

  12. didn't mean to downrate .... (1 Reply)

    just wanted to know who the knob was who down rated applicable information.

  13. downrate is nuts on this comment ... (1 Reply)

    at this point you have to start to wonder.

  14. I was with you on Galvin and the election until I read this ... (0 Replies)

    Now, I still find it unconvincing that Galvin needs 2 million since he had to print out Constitution Party and Green party ballots now. But then along comes budget wizard Charlie Baker.

    Asked if his budget provided adequate funding to hold a presidential primary next year, Baker said Thursday, “I guess the Legislature will engage in a conversation on that and we’ll see where it goes as it moves through the process.”

    Holy crap Charlie, so you have no clue. Then right one cue, the fix it squad.

    An Baker aide later clarified that the administration believes the funding in his budget proposal would be sufficient to hold a primary.

    Sure, thanks.

  15. It seems that you are arguing against yourself ... (2 Replies)

    It’s one budget, Baker came out with his plan. Days before he presented that lump of crap, he waxed poetic on the Film Tax Credit, it was pure spin before his budget release. So if you are keeping score at home:

    Striking the film tax credit – good
    Additional funding for the EITC – good

    To continue to post linking these together, IMO is trolling. The problem is that’s not his entire budget proposal, there are some serious issues with the amount of layoffs and hidden cuts. So I ask that you start paying attention because you are cheer-leading horrendous cuts in services for those who cannot help themselves.

  16. It reads to me like your are the one trolling ... (1 Reply)

    Please explain to everyone why the Film Tax Credit has anything even remotely to do with EITC. You could just as easily say that the EITC is being funding by removing full day kindergarten grants, or you could just as easily say that it’s being funded by layoffs within understaffed DSS based on Baker’s budget proposal. Why the Film Tax Credit? Please we are all ears.

  17. Thanks for the post ... (0 Replies)

    I came back looking to get more info on the budget but instead I got the MBTA and Film Tax Credit talk. It’s very frustrating.

    My first reaction is that it’s going to be worse, Baker is cutting 4500 jobs and if the early retirement doesn’t give him his numbers he’s going to do layoffs. With the open jobs not being filled and this , it feels like this is his 5000 job cut he promised during the last election. These are DDS and other areas who will be losing senior skilled staff without replacement. we all know these are areas that have already been hit hard with budget cuts already.

    Waiting on Mass Budget and HCFA for additional information at this point.