Back in the glory days of November 2006, I posted a little muse here[http://www.bluemassg…]that didn’t catch a flicker of attention, probably because it was so BORING. I had the luxury back then of thinking about little problems like the timing of House 1, the Lege and annual town meetings. The budget has been released, digested and those of us who haven’t fainted, want to puke.
Even with a $200 million dollar increase in Chapter 70 [http://www.mma.org/i…](education aide) overrides are being considered like vests on the Titanic.
Things are bad.
The Globe [http://search.boston…] is tracking the communities that are considering overrides at least in metro Boston area.
We are sinking.
The House 1 budget is a responsible fiscal document and there is little or no room for the Lege to upgrade state spending.
Did I say the ship is sinking?!?!
Municipal gov’ts have tightened every belt, nut, screw and contract possible.
I vow to never forget that this platform was a big fuckin’ lie [http://www.healeycom…] perpetuated to eliminate the middle class and destroy the poor.