Tax the Poor, Feed the Rich
Outrage is sweeping Beacon Hill after Gov. Deval Patrick quietly slipped a $175,000 plum job to a political pal while squeezing taxpayers to pay more for less from the debt-ridden state government.
Asking citizens to fork over 19 cents more per gallon at the gas pump while bracing for cuts of cops and teachers, Patrick awarded supporter Marian Walsh the pricey plum as assistant executive director of the state’s Health and Educational Facilities Authority.
The job has been vacant for 12 years. The appointment of Walsh, 54, a Democratic state senator from West Roxbury, was revealed amid news of a $1 billion state deficit while Patrick continued his vacation in Jamaica.
Patrick appointed Walsh’s husband, retired District Court judge Paul Buckley, to a $113,000-a-year job as director of the state’s industrial accident board. He’s eligible to take home a $92,000 pension upon retiring.
Remember, this is the guy who was swept into the corner office on a grass roots tidal wave of "change".
This fraudulent douchebag wouldn't have lasted five days in office in the Boston of 1773. Then again, in the 18th century Massachusetts was populated with clear-thinking men and women, who recognized tyranny and incompetence when they saw it, and were willing and able to take decisive action to overcome the same.
To call the Massachusetts voters of today "sheep" is an insult to sheep.
You couldn't pay me enough to move back to that corrupt shithole of a state.