Unemployment is the highest it has been in four decades, we’re facing a fiscal crisis here in the Commonwealth, residents are struggling to make ends meet, but don’t worry prison inmates have high definition flat screen televisions.
According to a Boston Herald article, The Department of Corrections recently purchased 117 televisions for a grand total nearing $77,000. Today, Governor Patrick said the decision was not up to him. Well, as the state braces for deep cuts to cities and towns, and people fear receiving the dreaded pink slip, this couldn’t have come at a worse time. It sends the wrong message. It says the government doesn’t care about the mother of two who has to pick between buying groceries and heating her home, but instead wants to make sure prison inmates enjoy Super Bowl Sunday.
Wonder if they have cable?