The governor is proposing free community colleges, universal preschool, full-day kindergarten, 1,000 new police officers, an extended commuter rail line, a $1 billion biotechnology investment, and property tax breaks.
That's like pulling a new BMW into my driveway, putting Red Sox season tickets in the glove compartment, leaving the hottest cellphone on the driver's seat, filling the trunk with video games and DVDs -- and then asking my son if this dazzling array interests him. Of course it does. But just like the taxpayers of Massachusetts, he has no way to pay for it.
Not to worry, Joan. Another billion here and there could be voluntarily contributed by gamblers. But only if the judgmental moralistic obstructionists in the Legislature would stop their squirming over outdated concepts like "vice". Never mind that the one billion dollars already contributed annually via the Massachusetts State Lottery is primarily contributed by people with low incomes, the uneducated, and minorities.
“Together we can…empty their pockets even more”.