Friday, June 27, 2008

Mi Amigo, Senor Deval!

He's at it again. As part of his "education reform" package, Gov. Patrick wants to reward crimmigrants stealing jobs and government services in Massachusetts with subsidized college tuition.

This is on top of the new program from the Patrick administration to track down crimmigrants and give them taxpayer-funded health insurance. Which means that, once again, we go from "Together, we can" to "I'm going to do what I want, and you're gonna have to pay for it!"

Gov. Patrick, you've already given away $1 billion of our tax dollars, much of it to big drug companies like Wyeth and Genzyme. You're about to raise our taxes by $500 million. Your administration has raised tolls, is probably going to raise them again, and gas is headed towards $5 a gallon.

Could you please, PLEASE cut us a little slack and not force legal Massachusetts residents to pick up the college tab for the crimmigrants? You're right: compared to the billions in tax dollars you're throwing around like a sailor on shore leave, the few million we're talking about here ain't much.

But it matters, Governor. If nothing else, it's a reminder of where we, the law-abiding, taxpaying citizens of Massachusetts, are on your priority list.

Dead last.