A Wolf in Donkey’s Clothing
Via Reuters, Tuesday’s Globe carries this tempest in a teapot concerning Bush’s State of the Union address:
Bush declared that “I congratulate the Democrat majority.” Some Democrats were incensed he did not say “Democratic.” The party's proper name is the Democratic Party. Republicans for years have dropped the last two letters of the name as a slight to the party.
The incensed Members of Congress have misoverestimated Bush’s ability to deliver a verbal insult. But in a story in the same day’s Boston Globe, reporter Rick Klein delivers the same slight to the Democratic Party 9 times while writing about the
Ingratitude for Small Favors
Probably conservatives should just be thankful that the Globe’s ultra-liberal editorial cloister has endorsed a Republican-sponsored bill that would limit top-end state pensions, such as the recently fattened pension of former Senate President William Bulger (Democratic - South Boston). But when endorsing a Republican bill, must the Globe editorialists write something as foolish as this?
Government employees get generous pensions because their salaries are relatively meager.
If the Globe editorial writers get out once in a while, they might discover plenty of people now working in the private sector for meager salaries who have very lousy pensions, or even no pension at all.
Perhaps – just perhaps – the reason our state legislators (and in turn state employees) get generous pensions is because they write their own plan and then pass it into law.