Monthly Archives: September 2011

The President on Jobs

I watched the President’s jobs speech hoping to hear something big and bold. I just do not see this plan moving the needle all that much, even if adopted fully. As to whether it will be adopted at all I … Continue reading

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Where are the Republicans?

The Republican debate last night was quite entertaining, and gave a peek of what is to come in the next few months. Some observations: Michelle Bachmann was invisible. Most analysis gives her low marks, not because of anything she said, … Continue reading

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Scott Brown Leads Pack

A new WBUR poll shows Senator Scott Brown leading all potential Democratic opponents, with newly minted candidate Elizabeth Warren closing to within nine points of Senator Brown. Brown led Elizabeth Warren by a 44% to 35% margin. The survey matched … Continue reading

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The Post Office Sinks

The U.S. Post Office has been putting out the alarm bells, with the Postmaster holding out the prospect of the Service becoming insolvent and closing. The Post Office has seen sales drop by 22% over the past five years, with … Continue reading

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The Mayor's Salary

Today’s Tribune has a story about a proposal to lift the Mayor’s salary in Methuen to make it competitive with salaries paid to CEO’s in cities with similar populations and budgets. I filed this proposal on behalf of a group … Continue reading

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Perry Leads Romney in Nevada????

Certainly it is way too early for Mitt Romney to enter panic mode, but a new Magellan survey shows Rick Perry leading Romney in Nevada, which has been considered a Romney firewall. The survey has Perry ahead among likely voters … Continue reading

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