So Say All Dictators/CEOs/Presidents/Legislators Before the Fall
I’m glad I wasn’t in the midst of a gulp of coffee when I read this yesterday:
“We are not here today to cast blame on anyone,” House Speaker William J. Murphy, D-West Warwick, said of the huge back-to-back deficits. “The time for finger pointing is over.”
Uh, yeah. I’d say there’s still a-plenty of finger pointing to be done, and the General Assembly seems likely to continue to create justifications for it.
From the same article:
In his own speech, Senate President Joseph Montalbano, D-North Providence, voiced concern: “We have made a decision as a society to provide a safety net for those most vulnerable Rhode Islanders. A budget is more than dollar signs and numbers. It impacts real people — our neighbors, our parents, our children.”
Ain’t that the truth, only I’m thinking of the neighbors, parents, and children whom Mr. Montalbano’s government is driving toward poverty or out of their homes (and out of the state).