Medicare’s chief actuary announced last week that the new health care deficit….I mean program….will add 311 Billion in increased deficits over the next ten years. Another new projection to show more costs and not less.
Margery Egan had a great column in The Herald on SCOTUS diversity in that the justices have very little in the way of real life experience since they were on the elite fast track since day one. None have the experience of meeting a payroll, addressing mandated government programs, environmental concerns, miserable economic conditions and most importantly NEVER having to deal with the outcome of their decisions at the grass roots level.
I’m not an energy expert like JP but the information I have read on the recent oil spill is there was measures in place that should have initiated a shut down. Didn’t work. Is this a technology failure?
Fannie Mae wants another 8.4 Billion in aid - a simple translation is our money. Maybe Barney Frank (D- financial patient zero) can look into this?
The local restaurant meals tax is just what it is - a tax. I love it when terms like “source of revenue” are tossed around. With government that source is a tax. Now this is a small tax in the scheme of things but you do have a cumulative effect with many small taxes and their bastard offspring - fees - adding up to a considerable amount of money. After a defeated override and a defeated CPA you would think our local BOS would deep six this measure also.
The necessity for handing out crumbs like the above tax is the result of decades of failures on Beacon Hill to address a myriad of issues that directly impact our pocketbooks. Recently fees and taxes were increased and a backdoor attempt at watering down 2 and ½ was scuttled so crumbs are handed out as a way of minimizing the lack of funding from the state and allow the locals to implement their own taxes.
Bob’s Furniture commercials just get to me. At this point I’d sit on an orange crate before I buy his stuff.
The Mashpee whatever tribe is now talking to Fall River or is it New Bedford? I get the two confused. Originally this was reservation shopping and now it has reversed where the tribe is shopping. I’m getting the feeling they have self destructed their welcome mat.
There are no Constitutional or legislative qualifications for Supreme Court justices. So theoretically, if appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate anyone can serve. Maybe it is time for a Joe The Plumber to sit?
The Red Sox are in a slightly more advantageous position than the NY you know who were last year at this time. The Yankee$ eventually won 103 games and the World Series. I guess that may be a glimmer of hope.
You want a look at the future look at Britain and Greece and soon to be much of Europe. In Britain the new government speaks of austerity and a reduction of decades of entitlements - sound familiar? Greece there are riots and a good portion of it is based in reduction of pensions and entitlements. Crushing debt and much of it the end result of a mentality of giving to those who have contributed little.