Trains of Thought
Even with the weather changing for the better and longer days (meaning more sunlight and the anticipation of summer soon arriving), those who follow current events—specifically regarding the government, world affairs, and the economy—are aware of the snail’s pace at which our recovery is moving, and the lack of a clear and concise plan of action to pull us up from what seems to be a nosedive.
But not all is at the national level: One sideshow worth watching is that of party-against-party politics. Not Democrat versus Republican— oh no, in Massachusetts, it’s the governor posturing against the legislature over his proposed $34.8 billion budget for the next fiscal year. His plan includes a 6.9 percent spending increase from 2013, which would raise taxes by $1.9 billion while taking nearly $400 million from reserves.
Many within the governor’s own party are freaking out about a tax hike that would surely hit the middle-class voters they will be facing in the next election.
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