Thursday, January 24, 2008

Some Real Shocking News Here

Why Mitt Romney - the self-described fiscal warrior - voluntarily attached his name to this legislative train wreck, knowing full well he'd shortly be seeking the Republican nomination for president, I'll never know.

Spending on the state's landmark health insurance initiative would rise by more than $400 million next year, representing one of the largest increases in the $28.2 billion state budget the governor proposed yesterday.

The biggest driver of the cost increase is projected growth in the number of people signing up for state-subsidized insurance, which now far exceeds earlier estimates.

File Under: Least Shocking News Item of the Epoch

Now, there's no need for any of my readers still living within the concertina wire perimeter to be alarmed by this latest bit of "news". Your new governor plans on paying for it with all the imaginary revenue he'll be raking in from the Commonwealth's non-existent casinos.

Deval Patrick - ruling Massachusetts with an iron fist Acme rocket sled.