Democrats’ Use of the Office of Governor

As evidence of the suggestion, in this morning’s vlog, that Rhode Island Democrats mainly utilize the governor’s office as a scapegoat, I present Travis Rowley’s calling out of Senator John Tassoni (D., Smithfield) for his obvious attempts to hand the General Assembly’s garbage to the governor:

Perhaps worse than their inability to fiscally restrain themselves is the Democrats’ dereliction of duty, showcased by Tassoni’s admission that “we were gonna pass [the budget] with the $68 million, uh, issue. And then we would get back and try to figure out how we would get to that $68 million. But obviously we didn’t have, we didn’t go back.” Yeah, take your time, Senator.
This year’s budget bill passed on June 30, and nearly two months passed before Governor Carcieri officially announced his 12-day furlough plan — two months of ballooning deficits for Rhode Island taxpayers, and two months of beach volleyball for Senator Tassoni.

Travis’s broader response to Tassoni’s rhetoric is spot on. The next question, of course, is whether Rhode Islanders see it, as well, and see it as a problem.

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12 years ago

Pat C. can answer this question for you. He’ll tell you we need to elect more “progressive” Democrats to outnumber the “DINOs” do we can simply raise taxes to pay the bill.
Why is this so confusing?

12 years ago

“we can simply raise taxes to pay the bill.”
Ohhhh! Well, that’s easy enough. I’ll be sure to vote Democrat across the board in the next election.
Too bad they don’t have one lever I can pull to make it easi … oh, that’s right, they do!! This’ll be great …

Mike Cappelli
Mike Cappelli
12 years ago

I present Exhibit A in the stupid union pig case.
I mean really, can you have a better example of the retarded nature of these stupid bastards.
Undoubtedly, stupid pig Tassoni thought he did pretty well on Yorke’s show.

Cike Mappelli
Cike Mappelli
12 years ago

Well said Mike said., These ignorant troglodytes would sell the soul of the Christian nation that we all love. We should put them stocks and best them with rotten cucumbers. When we are done the aforementione beating webshould force confession out of them with atomic wedgies. Good bless all Republicans !!! !!!!!!!!!

12 years ago

What makes Tassoni’s rhetoric so hilarious is that he’s a complete dope. An idiot. A dink. A genuine moron.
But don’t take my word for it.
Go to click the ON AIR column – then click DAN YORKE – scroll down and click on Dan’s podcasts – then scroll down to Tassoni’s interview and take a listen.
You will be embarrassed…for Tassoni, for the Smithfield simpletons who elect this brainless schmuck, for the state Senate…yada….yada…yada….
I was laughing out loud as Travis took this bastion of union intellectualism and smacked him on his nose with a rolled up ProJo.

12 years ago

I don’t have much use for Tassoni since he had a spasm over the name of a Smithfield restaurant a few years ago (not sure the place still exists, but it sounded too much like the F-word for his tender sensibilities). He came off as a whiny twit.

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