Monthly Archives: May 2011

Newt Against Right Wing Social Engineering

Newt Gingrich went on Meet the Press today and gave a qualified endorsement to the individual mandate, indicating that people need to take responsibility for paying for their own health care. He also rejected, in pretty stark terms, the proposal … Continue reading

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Mitt Swims Against Republican Tide

Mitt Romney, seeking to extricate himself from conservative ire over his support for Massachusetts health care reform, gave a speech in Michigan to talk about that effort and what he sees as the differences with the federal health care effort … Continue reading

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New Mass Taxpayers Foundation Report

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation issued a new report today detailing a ten year health care cost comparision of actual spending on municipal health care vs costs that would have been incurred if municipalities had health care plan design authority. The … Continue reading

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Newt Takes the Plunge

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich announced his presidential candidacy yesterday and I have to admit that I am delighted. Newt has been the type of Republican that tends to roll all over the deck, eschewing discipline and firing from all angles, … Continue reading

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Mayor Setti Warren to Visit Methuen

Newly announced Senate candidate Setti Warren will be visiting Methuen on Tuesday May 17th at 8:00 a.m. at the Irish Cottage. All are welcome to attend. This is not a fundraiser but a chance to hear Mayor Warren talk about … Continue reading

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Setti Warren for U.S. Senate

Newton Mayor Setti Warren announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate today, releasing a video giving voters some background on him, as well as what he see as differences in philosophy between him and Senator Scott Brown. Mayor Warren has compiled … Continue reading

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The No Solutions Agenda

The House budget section dealing with municipal health care has drawn some serious flak from different quarters, with plenty of media and blog coverage The hand wringing centers around comparisons to Governor Walker’s legislation in Wisconsin, with cries of labor … Continue reading

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Buffoonery Lampooned

President Obama did a great job having a little fun at “the Donald’s” expense at the Correspondent’s dinner. Trump was a bit stone faced as his continuing buffoonery was lampooned by the President and Seth Meyers. Great job by both. … Continue reading

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Justice Served

The death of Osama Bin Laden in a daring and courageous military operation presents the American people a unifying victory over an enemy who was the face of the terrorists who killed so many Americans on September 11th, 2001. With … Continue reading

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