Budget and Campaign Musings

Methuen’s budget is passed, and of course that passage has its critics. Naturally, in a political season, there are going to be those who utilize the budget for political purposes. Just a few disjointed thoughts:

1) When a candidate tells you they are opposed to a budget, (or anything else for that matter), ask for specifics. In the case of the budget ask the candidate what services to the public they favor cutting. If they tell you that no services need to be cut have them explain what specifically they would cut from the budget.

2) What would be some questions you would like to see asked at a Mayoral debate?

3) Should a Mayoral debate contain a spelling bee section?

That is all (for now).

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6 Responses to Budget and Campaign Musings

  1. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,
    Off the Topic. What is going on with the Mass Budget?

    Is it true the United States Congress has not passed a budget in, what, seven years?

    Jules

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  2. Bill Manzi says:

    Jules,

    Mass budget is “in conference”, which means the House and the Senate are trying to reconcile their differences, It appears likely that they will fail to meet the July 1 deadline. The Governor has filed a stopgap budget to cover the period beginning July 1. The U.S. Congress, I believe, has indeed passed federal budgets within the past seven years, but is currently operating without one.

    Bill

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  3. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,
    So the Governor and Legislature have both conspired to delay the budget. Competency lacking here.

    I believe the last budget was 2009. Please correct me.

    Jules

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  4. Bill Manzi says:

    Jules,

    The Legislature has not yet crossed the finish line, but in defense of the Governor he has little to say about that. The 2009 reference I assume refers to the feds? I take your word for that, and believe that the federal Congress is a huge dysfunctional mess.

    Bill

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  5. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,

    WE agree. Have a great fourth.

    Jules

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  6. Bill Manzi says:

    Jules,

    Have a wonderful Fourth! Coffee soon?

    Bill

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