Skip to comments.Howie Carr thread for Jan. 16-31, 2013
Posted on 01/16/2013 7:54:46 AM PST by raccoonradio
Howie Carr Show thread for the second half of January starting with his Boston Herald column, "Forward? Youve been forewarned "
Excerpt: "Theyre planning to HAMMER the middle class! Thats all you need to know about this evenings State of the State speech. Here you have the working population of Massachusetts still reeling from the 2 percent pay cut imposed by Barack Obama earlier this month, and now comes Gov. Deval Patricks tax-crazed scheme, 'The Way Forward'.""
Forward? Youve been forewarned
by Howie Carr/Boston Herald 1/16/2013
Theyre planning to HAMMER the middle class!
Thats all you need to know about this evenings State of the State speech.
Here you have the working population of Massachusetts still reeling from the 2 percent pay cut imposed by Barack Obama earlier this month, and now comes Gov. Deval Patricks tax-crazed scheme, The Way Forward.
Beware that word Forward. It is to the 21st century what investment in the future and for the children were to the 20th. A euphemism for higher taxes.
If they were truthful, theyd hang a big banner behind Deval as he speaks in the House chambers: From the Wonderful Folks Who Brought You the Big Dig ...
The timing is perfect. Deval is a lame duck, ditto the Senate president. The House speaker is a semi-lame duck, plus hes got the Probation indictments to worry about. What better time than to rob the bank?
Take the money and run. You know the old saying on Beacon Hill. Lame duck is their favorite dish.
Patrick says he wont reveal until tonight which taxes he wants to raise. Ill go out on a limb and say ... all of them. This is the oldest trick in the hack playbook. The lame-duck governor (or mayor) steps up and waves his finger and says, Im going to tax you people back to the Stone Age.
Then some clear-headed, white hat-wearing solons step up and say, Never fear. Well save you. The real plan is only to tax you back to the Bronze Age.
And the taxpayers are supposed to swoon in gratitude, and think to themselves, what a lucky break were getting, theyre only jacking up the gas tax from 21 cents to 51 cents a gallon.
The sales tax is only going up from 6.25 percent to 7.75 percent.
And the income tax will be jacked up from 5.25 percent to 5.66 percent.
But of course all this dough disappearing from your pocket is going for worthy causes. Like the prevailing wage construction costs that made the Big Dig such a bargain. The work will be done very expeditiously, too. Remember the unofficial state motto: Dont Kill the Job.
And lets look at some of these vital projects. My favorite is the Boston-to-New Bedford/Fall River commuter rail line. Thatll run $1.8 billion, theyre saying now, which probably means at least $5 billion when all is said and done.
I have a counterproposal. Why doesnt the Commonwealth just buy a fleet of stretch limousines and assign one, complete with driver, to each of the 30-40 commuters who would otherwise be taking this marvelous new train back and forth from Bristol County to Boston every day.
You could give these people limo rides free for eternity, and the cost would be but a tiny fraction of the cost of this new rail system.
The Boston Globe has naturally been cheerleading for this giant welfare-state boondoggle. Theyve been prominently featuring quotes from the head of the Boston Foundation: This is really the moment to do something significant.
This is the same Boston Foundation that hires street workers to fight gang violence. One of their street workers was busted Saturday morning after police stopped his car and allegedly found a two-shot derringer, cocaine and a hooker whom he claimed he was giving a ride home.
And now they tell us they know how to spend billions upon billions of dollars.
What could possibly go wrong?
tweet via @bostonradio
>>For ‘toxic talk’ lovers, former NewsTalk 96.9 afternooner Michael Graham is filling in for Howie Carr on 680 from 3 to 7pm tomorrow(1/17).
Note that Graham has done fill ins for the 10p-1a slot on Philly’s Big Talker WPHT 1210 the past
couple nights. The Natural Truth is that it’ll be Graham
not McPhee this time around (not sure why HC is off—
birthday? was pretty sure he was born on Jan 17)
I’ll take Graham over McScreamer any day of the week
Yesterday he said he had a business related appointment in New York today.
Fri column ping
Howie Carr: Hacks cheer Devals vision
Friday, January 18, 2013
What more do you need to know? Were screwed.
And now the tax-fattened hyenas of the hackerama ramp up their campaign of lies and cliches. All the nonprofits who pay no taxes themselves want to pick your pocket.
Yes, the seals all agree, Gov. Patrick has shown vision. What kind of vision?
Why has he shown bold vision? Because theres a problem with the infrastructure the crumbling infrastructure. And we need an expansion of the transportation system a sweeping expansion. Decisions must be made tough decisions. Thank God, Gov. Mini-Me has come up with a plan a long-term plan.
Stop me if youve heard this before.
The people, Deval said, want the rail and road services we have laid out.
So true. How often have you heard people wistfully saying, If only we had trains running between Pittsfield and New York ...
As the moonbat gazette gushed yesterday, Deval is trying to achieve the vision he first presented when he burst onto the political scene ... in 2006.
You recall Devals vision of 2006. He was going to cut everybodys property taxes. Howd that one work out for you? Apparently that vision wasnt bold or sweeping enough, so its crumbled, you might say, just like the infrastructure. The only bold new vision on display Wednesday night was to raising the income tax a dizzying 19 percent from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent.
The same people whove already been robbed this month of between 2 and 6 percent of their income by the feds are now looking at another 1 percent paycut. For what? Police details, $130,000-a-year judges who work less than 37 weeks a year, 19,000 EBT cardholders who are about as real as Manti Teos girlfriend ...
The hacks at the State House need your money. Its not cheap, you know, giving free in-state college tuition to all those illegal aliens. Not to mention the sex-change operations for wife-killers.
And Billy Bulgers $200,000 pension.
And dont forget the pensions and full health benefits for all those T employees who retired before they were 45 and then went on to start working on a second hack pension ... in the Probation Department.
Lets have a serious, respectful, fact-based debate.
In moonbat parlance, that means Deval wants a dialogue. The Beautiful People are always willing to listen. After which they tell you to shut up. If you try to get in a word edgewise, its hate speech. They have facts, you have anecdotes.
The door is open, the mind is closed.
Is McScreamer officially gone for good as Howie's main sub? (Crossing fingers...)
You can keep both of them. graham is waaaaay too hyper and mcscreamer - well - she's just waaaaaay too loud.
Not sure....Howie and Graham are friends, Howie probably wanted to give Graham some air time so people won't forget about him! Maybe that was an audition for a weekend show?
Tim Murrays done one wreck of a job
by Howie Carr
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tims done one wreck of a job
How dare Lt. Gov. Crash Murray quit before we the voters have had the distinct pleasure of voting him out of office next year when he runs for please stifle your laughter governor.
Tim Murray managed to work in every clic