Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Another Reason To Hate The MA State Legislature

In 2004, the Democrat-controlled Massachusetts state legislature was able to pass a bill in less than 24 hours to take away Gov. Romney's right to name a replacement for Sen. Kerry should he have been elected president.

That same legislature had more than a YEAR to pass the "Welcome Home" act that would give tuition waivers to Iraq and Afghanistan war vets returning home to the Bay State to attend state colleges. They didn't. And now our vets are scrambling for the money they need to enter the UMass system.

The Democratic leaders of this legislature did, however, push for a vote to give subsidized college tuition to illegal immigrants earlier this year, a measure that was only defeated because of the outcry from 96.9 FM TALK listeners.

Can you imagine what would be happening if we had a Democratic governor working with the state legislature? Illegal immigrants would be attending UMass for free, and active-duty military would be banned from campus.