Funny how Obama would be supported by Patrick, Like Obama, Patrick came into the Massachusetts political scene basically unknown.
After all he was a change from the status quo or so we thought.
With his charisma and ability to appeal to those who felt they had no voice, the real question is after one year do the people in Massachusetts have a voice?
Resoundingly the answer is NO. Special interest still controls the legislation. Millions and millions of tax dollars are wasted in organizational greed.
The department of Education is the biggest waste of tax payers’ dollars spending out of control with no end in sight. Still after months Patrick has failed to appoint a commissioner.
Last year Massachusetts stole 8000 children from their families to which the State actually profits by holding (federal funds placed into the children’s trust fund) now we have an executive order to form the office of the child advocate which is not funded nor designed to actually hold the department of social service accountable.
The once highly respected Massachusetts State police have become the laughing stock of law enforcement. The debacle in the crime lab, failed auto accidents investigations, never mind those troopers who solicited sex from children and sell drugs to name a few.
The board bar of overseers is a disaster and much like the State police fail to actually investigate lawyers which I think most Massachusetts residence will admit are out of control.
The social workers board within the division of professional licensures can’t make a quorum to hear cases of violations due to the fact Patrick has not appointed two members since August.
Jobs have not been created in the State but we do hear Patrick’s cry for casinos casinos casinos
Tax reduction for home owners which was a resounding theme in the Patrick campaign has not occurred.
Now when our people are going hungry and cold our Governor is out campaigning for Obama and why do you think that is? Perhaps In search of the next job after being Governor?
I was no fan of Mitts and he did nothing but increase FEES and help big business but at least he put his cards on the table.
I wonder when is it that those who contribute to this site and feel they are educated about politics going to stop posting story after story and actually start concentrating on putting pressure on OUR Governor the House and Senate members to actually complete campaign promises, improve the life of all citizens of Massachusetts and stop the political greed which still runs ramped!
Yes, Deval Patrick can make a great speech, he can bring hope into your heart, he can campaign on the promise of change however like Romney before him he has not come close to helping the people who stood in the streets, who came to his speeches and believed in his promises.
After one year what I have seen is we still have a rich polished well versed individual with new curtains and a Cadillac sitting in the State House and the average person in Massachusetts is worse off today than when Patrick was elected!