#1315 Oct 17, 2014
Don't give that sadistic homicidal psychopathic degenerate lunatic any encouragement. He's probably, proudly, a creation of DCF monsters, government funded forced psychotropic drugs, and the foster care system. Where stolen children are much more likely to be sexually molested, raped, and even murdered. I wouldn't be surprised if that sadistic homicidal psychopathic lunatic is a DCF supervisor.
#1316 Nov 24, 2014
The Baker guy is now going after workers benefits and raising the gas taxes. The gas prices in Texas is around $2.25 a gallon. Before you comment, go lokk at the prices and judge for yourself. We need a change, not this change. The walls are coming down against all that was helping. Just more higher taxes and no jobs. The business won again, the voters lost again. what a circle of violence.
#1317 Nov 24, 2014
Thank goodness there are enough members of the opposition party in both the senate and the. House of Representatives to override the new governor's vetoes, or else we'd see how much regard the real Charlie Baker has for the working men and women in this state.
#1318 Nov 24, 2014
Did you see the gas prices in Quincy ????
#1319 Nov 24, 2014
Oh we're going to see it anyway when they do the overrides!
Look for every fee on the books to go up from Charlie, "the guy exists in my mind anyway" Baker!!!
"Mitt Romney's boast that he closed a $3 billion budget gap as Massachusetts governor without raising taxes is a cornerstone of his White House campaign, a way to highlight his pitch for lower taxes and leaner government in a race where federal budget deficits and the slumping economy are hot issues.
What he rarely mentions is how he did it. The presumptive Republican nominee and raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cash-strapped state coffers by approving new and higher fees on everything from marriage licenses to real estate transactions to gun licenses.
The dozens of fee increases were a way for Romney, a former venture capitalist, to boost state revenues and ease the budget squeeze while technically sticking to his pledge not to raise taxes.
"It was a grab bag of fee increases across the board to close the budget deficit," said Michael Widmer, president of the nonpartisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a business-backed fiscal watchdog group.
Romney's handling of the fiscal crisis when he took over as governor in 2003 is a guide to how he might act on his promises for lower taxes and reduce the federal deficit if he's elected president. He has sketched a broad, fiscally conservative vision during the primaries but has yet to specify how he would pay for it.
Romney says the increased fees during his governorship can't be considered tax increases because they were charges for specific services. He "never favored, never advocated for and never signed a tax increase into law," said Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul.
In remarks last June, Romney recalled how he tackled the budget gap: "The expectation was that we'd have to raise taxes. But I refused. I ordered, instead, a complete review of all state spending, made tough choices and balanced the budget without raising taxes."
There are varying estimates on the size of the fee increases.
Romney raised about $350 million annually in additional fees during Romney's first two fiscal years as governor, said Widmer. Romney has said the fee increases were about $240 million in fiscal 2004.
A National Conference of State Legislatures study put the figure even higher, saying Massachusetts in 2003 imposed more than $501.5 million in fee hikes, more than any other state. New York, with a far larger budget, was a distant second with $367 million.
Among the fee increases the study found: Marriage licenses went from $4 to $50, driving permits from $15 to $30, deed-recording fees from $25 to $100 and mortgage-recording fees from $36 to $158.
Romney wanted to make blind people pay a new $10 fee for a state certificate of blindness and $15 for a photo identification card, but the Legislature scrapped those proposals"
Republicans love to use trickery and bogus claims hoodwinking people while avoiding all accountability!! BAker has nothing else to offer exceot imaginary stories about imaginary people!!
#1320 Nov 3, 2015
I'm with Bugs Bunny.
#1321 Nov 25, 2015
I vote for robin Bowen ,the cute red head hahahahhahhahahahahahhahahahah hahahahhahHh
#1322 Nov 27, 2015
Apparently, the legislature has determined that the right to vote isn't really an important priority. In our state a person has to have reached age 21 in order to buy a beer, or any kind of spirits for that matter. An increasing number of cities an towns require that a purchaser of tobacco products must have surpassed his or her 21st birthday to make that purchase. However, in order to vote, which, obviously, in the lawmakers rational, this act must be of lesser importance since people are allowed this privilege as early as age 18. When it comes down to allow individuals to fight and die to protect the lawmakers family and accumulated wealth, it's O. K. to send in teenagers possibly, and usually in dangerous locations around the globe, to do this difficult and dangerous work for them.
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