Sunday, January 07, 2007

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Deval Patrick made many promises running for governor of Massachusetts, most of them involved the government doing more for people. That means spending even more money than our socialist, welfare state spends now, and we don't have it.

One of the first things Deval did was restore $383.6 million dollars in cuts that his predecessor, Mitt Romney, had made. He claimed that state revenues were up in November and December enough to cover this spending.

Now he's claiming there will be a $1 billion dollar deficit next year
. This is just bad financial management. You don't go spending extra money if you expect to run out next year. You save what you can to try to cover the expected shortfall, not spend money like a drunken sailor.

Personally, I think that he is also a liar and a fraud who is deliberately creating this so-called crisis so he can "convince" the legislature to raise taxes. Last week the state senate president indicated that there was no intent to raise taxes. I suspect that position will be gone before very long.

Hold onto you wallets, we're in for a rough 4 years.

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