I am compelled to reply to Colleen Garry’s question of whether Scott Brown’s vote to oppose increasing the federal budget deficit is the change I voted for. I can’t speak for all those in the 36th Middlesex District that voted for Senator Brown. But in my case, yes it is.
I understand Ms. Garry’s frustration. That is a natural reaction when money that is factored into budget assumptions does not appear as expected. This is the same frustration that town managers around Massachusetts face as local aid continues to be cut while the state budget continues to grow. In fact the state legislature responded to the failure of the federal government to deliver on its promise by again turning to local towns and failing to deliver on its promises.
But what of the substance of the question directed to we Scott Brown voters? One of the main concerns I had when I voted was the increase in the federal deficit. So I applaud the Senator for voting for fiscal sanity. I would also like to commend Democrat Senator Ben Nelson for also standing up to the congressional leadership and making bipartisan the opposition to this attempt to spend money we don’t have.
In a budget of over $3 trillion dollars this “emergency” legislation was not passed because according to reports $35 billion could not be found in cuts to make it deficit neutral. There were also tax increases contained in the bill. Again, I am not speaking for others but I did not vote for Scott Brown to raise taxes. So Senator Brown, I want to thank you for a job well done.
About that Barney Frank bank regulation bill however …
Republican candidate 36th Middlesex district
Kellogg voluntarily recalled some of its cereals in the U.S. because of an unusual flavor and a smell coming from package liners that the company says could cause nausea and diarrhea.
The company said that it is recalling select packages of Corn Pops, Honey Smacks, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks. “We recalled the products because a few consumers experienced temporary symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea,” he said.
“We have identified a wax-like compound in the package liners that can produce an uncharacteristic waxy-like off taste and smell. Our chemistry team is working to isolate the exact substance.”
Kellogg said the potential for serious health problems is low.
Kellogg makes 22 different cereal brands.
If you were a kid growing up in Lowell, Dracut or the other towns in the area in the 50′s through the 80′s then chances are you went here either with your school for a field trip or with your family for a day of fun.
Name the spot and share a story from when you were there.
My Brother In-Law took these photo’s this week.
Dracut State Rep. Colleen Garry has this to say about Sen. Brown..
Sen. Scott Brown moving lockstep with Republican leaders in Washington to deny Massachusetts unemployed residents unemployment benefits and costing Massachusetts over $600 million in FMAP money to help fund health care for Massachusetts residents! Is this the change that you voted for?!!!!! I think not!
Do you agree with Rep Garry?
Many people in Dracut, Tyngsboro and Lowell are still unemployed and have run out of benefits. Should the Sen. from MA supported the bill even if it adds more to the national debt? Was this the change we wanted?
Is Colleen expressing the views of many in her district who have suffered through this economy and lost their jobs and are having a hard time finding new ones. I think so, I believe there is a lot of frustration not just with Sen. Brown but with the President and Gov. as well.
A recent survey suggested that those people over age 50 are finding it the hardest to get a job let alone one that paid anything close to what they were making. In the printing industry I have seen many companies close over the last year and many older workers still looking.
With the latest budget MA. is going to see another spike in the unemployment and if people can’t get jobs and can’t get unemployment then they will have to get state funded assistance so that adds to the burden on the state.
Very frustrating times for many.