Feinting Round One
Surely, I’ve become too apt to be suspicious, but something in this labor rep’s reaction to the supplemental budget — in conjunction with the legislators’ “yelling and screaming” during debate of it — reminds me that this was merely the preface:
“It’s devastating,” said Dennis Grilli, head of the largest state employees union, Council 94. “All in all, I don’t think we fared very well.”
Labor’s disappointment was met with praise from Governor Carcieri’s office, which applauded the Democrat-dominated Assembly’s decision to avoid raising taxes to help close the massive budget hole.
I can already hear the claim that labor’s already taken “devastating” cuts, so now it’s the taxpayers’ (or the business community’s) turn.