For John, BLUF: Change requires voters to act differently. Nothing to see here; just move along.
On City Life this morning Host George Anthes condemned various Republicans in the City, including your's truly, for not supporting worthy Democrats for the General Court. OK, that is an approach.
Then, with a couple of minutes to go in the show there was agreement by those on the show about how corrupt things are down on Beacon Hill, which results in our road repair monies not being properly and effectively spend.
I don't think they saw the irony in their positions.
Which leads us to a letter to the editor in today's edition of The [Lowell] Sun, from Mr Rick Green of Pepperell, responding to a Column by Mr Peter Lucas. Mr Lucas was all up in the air over a mailing by Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, of which Mr Green is Chairman. The Mass Fiscal Alliance has been pointing out the voting records of current members of the General Court. For example, voting to index the gas tax to inflation (Hint: Vote YES on Ballot Question 1).
Here is an extract from the letter:
I also had to smile, noticing Mr. Lucas' choices to ignore decreases in local aid on Rep. Arciero's watch, to gloss over Rep. Arciero's indexing the gas tax to inflation, and to fail to even mention Rep. Arciero's vote to make committee votes unavailable to the public.That last one is especially troubling. Why should committee votes be secret? What happened to the idea of transparency in government?
If we don't like the direction of our Commonwealth, but we keep voting the party in power back into office we are not likely to see the change we think we are looking for.♠
Regards — Cliff
♠ The Democrats seems to have mastered the Jedi Mind Tricks techniques. Remember Alec Guinness saying to the guards "These are not the droids you are looking for."