Downtown Worcester from Franklin St. (public domain)
Excessive spending has put our nation $13 trillion in debt and the numbers keep going up. Federal and state governments can’t pass the buck any more. We need to stop borrowing against our children and grand-children’s future and start paying for things.
We also can’t be increasing taxes on individuals and businesses at a time when they can least afford it, as our economy is just getting back on track. This requires elected leaders to start making hard choices, but our country’s economic stability requires that we get our fiscal house in order. - Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)
It's clear that he doesn't care about the people of Massachusetts, and that this just knocked their “fiscal house” out of order. It's a callous response by someone who proves day after day that he should never have been elected Senator, no matter how bad the other candidate was. He doesn't care about his constituents, and will be reminded of that when his term runs out in 2 years.
Thankfully, the other Senator from Massachusetts, one who has had many “doesn't care about Massachusetts” moments over his Senatorial career, told it like it was, for a change.
This is one the worst moments I’ve seen in 25 years in the United States Senate. This can cost our state half a billion dollars in Medicaid funding, jeopardize our seniors’ access to Medicare benefits, and strip unemployment benefits from almost a hundred thousand laid-off workers in Massachusetts.
It was a rare “connected” moment from John Kerry, and an easy sentiment felt by the vast majority of his constituents. They're Sen. Brown's constituents too, but it's clear he's “disconnected” and cares about his ambitions and advancement opportunities more than he cares about the people of Massachusetts,
Sen. Kerry said Democrats scaled back the Medicaid funding by one third, cut the total spending in the bill from $200 million to $110 million and agreed to cut off health insurance programs for the unemployed, all to satisfy GOP demands. As usual, that didn't matter.
That's all for this week everyone. Tune in next week for the CSX vote, and, of course, more Worcester this week.