Be thankful to Rep. James Lyons who made a very public demand for the numbers by refusing to leave the House chambers until the Patrick administration released the information. Now we know why the governor has been stonewalling on Lyons’ request since May:
The 58-year-old Andover Republican — who bucked Beacon Hill by holding a sit-in in the House chambers two weeks ago — pried the shocking report from state officials. It showed that nearly 55,000 illegal immigrants received more than $93 million in MassHealth benefits for emergency medical services last year.
I don’t want to hear another word about looming budget cuts or teacher layoffs when the state is spending close to $100 million a year on free health care for people who are here illegally.
Ten years later it is still as horrifying, heartbreaking and infuriating. May God continue to bless the souls of those who were murdered and the loved ones they left behind.
The Little Spitfire and I took a stroll to the farmer’s market yesterday and spotted this raaacist sign on a side street.
It’s the one thing Obama won’t whine about inheriting. I hope it offends many liberal tourists as they get ripped off at the “witch” attractions. The Israeli flag might just send some of them over the edge. BWAAAHAHAHAHA!
Can you say epic fail? And it gets even better. While the man child was losing followers, Republican Senators gained 6,500.
I guess the 37,000 didn’t appreciate the barrage of tweets throughout the day. For example:
Exit quotation from one Twitter user who got tired of being spammed: “I just unfollowed @barackobama seemed like a good #compromise.”
They don’t call him Flipper for nothing.
Kerry didn’t reveal his change of position during a news conference, like he called last week in Boston to air his views about the federal debt negotiations.
He didn’t do so in a speech on the floor of the US Senate, like he delivered with evident pride last month after Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup.
He came out, if you will, in a more inert fashion last March, when his staff answered a survey from a Globe reporter inquiring about whether members of the state’s congressional delegation favored gay marriage and the repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
An aide, relaying answers Kerry gave during a brief phone call from an international trip, said yes to both survey questions.
When a story – about how gay marriage was no longer a political wedge issue – appeared in the newspaper a week later, a condensation mistake resulted in the senator’s job title and first name being left off a sentence reading, “A Globe survey of the Massachusetts congressional delegation shows support for gay marriage and for repealing the Defense of Marriage Act by Kerry and each of the Bay State’s House members, all Democrats.”
How far the high and mighty have fallen.
9,000 more bumps in the road.
WASHINGTON — The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week rose by the most in a month, signaling growing weakness in the job market.
Applications rose by 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 429,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. It was the second increase in three weeks and the 11th straight week that applications have been above 400,000.
It’s a good thing we passed that trillion dollar stimulus, huh?
More dismal economic news. But don’t you worry…according to Barry, it’s just a bump in the road.
Stocks fell sharply Friday, posting a sixth straight weekly loss — longest losing streak since the fall of 2002.
The 1.4% drop came a day after the market broke its longest losing streak in more than a year.
The market’s last seven-week stretch of losses began in May 2001, as the dot-com bubble deflated.
Stocks have suffered this month after a raft of weak economic news dampened hopes for a speedy recovery. Traders fear that weaker hiring, industrial output, and a moribund housing market are reversing a bull market that lifted the Dow Jones industrial average 20% the past year.