Friday, May 1, 2009

And the Patronage Continues

Governor Patrick's job approval ratings are plummeting, he is in an all out war with the Legislature over which taxes to raise, and yet he still finds the time to hand out plum positions to political pals.

According to an article in today's Boston Herald, three state posts were recently filled by friends of Patrick for a grand total of $253,000. Seems a bit hypocritical, don't you think? Our state is facing the most difficult economic times since the Great Depression, the House just adopted an amendment to raise the state's sales tax at a cost of $900 million to taxpayers and the Governor wants you to pay an extra 19 cents for a gallon of gas. Couldn't that $253,000 be better spent elsewhere?