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Billerica, MA

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#21
Oct 12, 2010
 
Wow, a lot of people coming in through an Everett ISP chiming in.

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#22
Oct 12, 2010
 
Itís time to stop voting in all the same oldís, and Grossman is just more of that. Rubber stamp & overspending. We need new blood that are willing to take that step to help the taxpayers and not their own agendas. All those 'everett people" chiming in have a personal vested interest in electing Grossman. They don't care about you and me. Itís trueÖ.and it is a dysfunctional and irresponsible process and sounds just like whatís going on in Everett right now. Birds of a feather flock together.

Statement by Karyn Polito 10/12/10

"Today I tried to amend the supplemental budget to remove $11 million in pay raises for public employees, but the leadership refused to accept the amendment and under the rules of the informal session I was not allowed even to request a roll call. There is something seriously wrong when $400 million in spending can be approved by the Legislature without a single word of debate or a recorded vote.

Over the period of time this bill has been making its way through the building, I have tried to call the public's attention to the manner in which business is conducted at the State House. Debate is discouraged, all the decisions are made behind closed doors without public participation, and when legitimate questions are raised, threats are issued to close prisons or shut down homeless shelters. Through my actions, I hope I have been able to shine a light on this dysfunctional and irresponsible process.

Now that the bill is moving to Governor Patrick's desk, I call on him to veto the public employee raises in the bill. Of all the new spending in the bill, the most egregious are the salary increases. Pay raises should not be considered now, when so many of our fellow citizens are either out of work or struggling to make ends meet. The veto is the only mechanism still left to instill responsibility in the process and protect taxpayers from inappropriately-timed spending."
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United States

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#23
Oct 12, 2010
 

Voted For Karyn E. Polito

How about electing someone who understands the taxpayer?
MA Voter

Boston, MA

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#24
Oct 12, 2010
 

Voted For Steven Grossman

Business experience is exactly what we need for MA. No more career politicians.
independent

Clifton Park, NY

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#25
Oct 12, 2010
 

Voted For Steven Grossman

he is a good man
cmd

West Roxbury, MA

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#26
Oct 12, 2010
 

Voted For Steven Grossman

rite for the job
bob

West Bridgewater, MA

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#27
Oct 12, 2010
 
you people are crazy if you think Steve Grossman is NOT a long standing, beacon hill insider, political pol. do a little more research! you don't become head of the democratic party (both national and state) by being just a business man. grow up people!
Rug Doctor

Boston, MA

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#28
Oct 12, 2010
 
I don't know much about either candidate so can someone post a site, not their political site, to get an independent point of view. I don't vote party lines, never have.
Thanks
Immature

Medford, MA

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#29
Oct 12, 2010
 
Yup wrote:
Look who is supporting Karyn......
What do you mean by that, Daniel? Don't get nasty. I like Sal but you made his campaign nasty and your little stunt with your cell phone in the clerks office was childish! Immature.
Voting this Nov

Cambridge, MA

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#30
Oct 12, 2010
 

Voted For Steven Grossman

We need business experience. Career pols like Polito have had their day. Move on.
Jim

Cambridge, MA

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#31
Oct 12, 2010
 
outsider wrote:
im amazed they let the morons in everett even vote, your system of corrupt governing is so out dated its insane all you do is whine and cry but you still vote democrat then bend over and say why why why
Tough to argue with this,
tho I would expand it to cover all of Massachusetts.

We fell for Deval's speeches twice,
once when Deval said them, then 2 years later when Obama recited them word for word.

If Cadillac Deval would just blow the dust off all that Hope & Change, he'd probably ride a landslide back into the corner office again.
Jim

Lenox, MA

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#32
Oct 12, 2010
 
Voting for person who represents the average person. That is not Charlie "rich boy" Baker.
Joe D.

Boston, MA

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#33
Oct 13, 2010
 

Voted For Steven Grossman

Karyn is not qualified to do this job and Grossman is a well-respected businessman. The choice is obvious.
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Seabrook, NH

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#35
Oct 13, 2010
 
[QUOTE who="Joe D."]Karyn is not qualified to do this job and Grossman is a well-respected businessman. The choice is obvious.[/QUOTE]

what makes someone qualified for this job any idiot can move into public office hire all there friends and rape pillage and plunder. Be a moron vote Democrat
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Seabrook, NH

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#36
Oct 13, 2010
 

Voted For Karyn E. Polito

democrats suck
jen

Sandwich, MA

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#37
Oct 13, 2010
 

Voted For Karyn E. Polito

will not vote for any Dems..I voted for Obama in 08..they have failed us and not listened to us...
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Cambridge, MA

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#38
Oct 13, 2010
 
Jim wrote:
Voting for person who represents the average person. That is not Charlie "rich boy" Baker.
Wow, really?

Does that mean you don't vote for John Kerry,
the richest of all the multi-millionaire Senators?
the welshman

Hanson, MA

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#39
Oct 14, 2010
 

Voted For Karyn E. Polito

time for a change
Patrica Henry

Lawrence, MA

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Oct 14, 2010
 

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As a senior my husband and I are supporting Mr.Steve Grossman,he and his family own a paper envelope company for decades here in Mass..They know how to make payroll and save during hrad economic times. Their busness is union workers,and never had a major union issue due to proper management.And is a solid profit making business.Paying good wages and paying taxes to the commonwealth.
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Dracut, MA

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#41
Oct 14, 2010
 

Voted For Karyn E. Polito

Grossman is old school

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