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Baker wrong to freeze himself out of MBTA process
lowell sun ^ | 2/17 | peter lucas

Posted on 02/17/2015 4:35:05 AM PST by luke1825

Dan Grabauskas has to be one of the luckiest men on the planet.

Grabauskas, a Republican who was appointed MBTA general manager by then-Gov. Mitt Romney in 2005, was fired by Deval Patrick, a Democrat, on politically trumped-up charges when Patrick became governor in 2009.

That firing paved the way for Patrick to take over the MBTA and eventually hire the snowstorm-challenged Beverly Scott, who resigned last week following the crippling of MBTA rail, subway and bus service.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duvalpatrick; mbta

1 posted on 02/17/2015 4:35:05 AM PST by luke1825
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To: luke1825

All private businesses in Mass. somehow managed to get the snow removed and stay open for business.

What’s going on with the MBTA is disgraceful but not surprising for a union operation. The latest ‘30 day’ wait for return of operations is just another way to stick it to the public and Baker. The alleged answer is always a need for more money. The real answer is for Baker to take some serious lessons in running business and government from Scott Walker.

Keep up the good work Luke!


2 posted on 02/17/2015 5:34:25 AM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: luke1825

To summarize the story:

Democrat politician (Patrick) wins election. Removes Republicans from bureaucracy, replacing them with party hacks and supporters. Ruthlessly takes control of all levers of power and uses them to reward supporters.

Republican politician wins election. Leaves Democrats in place. Fails to use the levers of power to benefit citizens who elected him. Runs from accountability.

Does this remind us of anyone at the national level? Paging Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell.


3 posted on 02/17/2015 5:59:29 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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