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Patrick's Liberal Daydreams
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Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh, who is not exactly anyone's idea of a right-winger, has a column denouncing Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's proposal to raise the state's income taxes on higher earners to fund an annual spending increase of 7.5% as "an attempt to slip the surly bonds of fiscal gravity, the better to indulge liberal daydreams."

He reports that the governor, in addition to raising income taxes, would also add "another $220 million in taxes on tobacco, candy, and soda."

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The Boston Teachers Union and the Mayoral Race
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Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh has an article praising mayoral candidate John Connolly for defying the city's teachers union:

given the way the teachers' union has behaved under Stutman's stewardship, receiving its imprimatur is akin to having a highly visible vampire bite on one's neck....Bostonians should want mayoral and City Council candidates who, like Connolly, put the interests of students and their families above those of the teachers' union.

Finally, voters should look skeptically at whichever candidate ends up with the union's backing. Absent compelling evidence to the contrary, that endorsement should be taken as a sign that the candidate in question isn't strong enough on education reform.

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The Boston Teachers Union and the Mayoral Race
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Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh has an article praising mayoral candidate John Connolly for defying the city's teachers union:

given the way the teachers' union has behaved under Stutman's stewardship, receiving its imprimatur is akin to having a highly visible vampire bite on one's neck....Bostonians should want mayoral and City Council candidates who, like Connolly, put the interests of students and their families above those of the teachers' union.

Finally, voters should look skeptically at whichever candidate ends up with the union's backing. Absent compelling evidence to the contrary, that endorsement should be taken as a sign that the candidate in question isn't strong enough on education reform.

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Patrick's Liberal Daydreams
futureofcapitalism.com

Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh, who is not exactly anyone's idea of a right-winger, has a column denouncing Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's proposal to raise the state's income taxes on higher earners to fund an annual spending increase of 7.5% as "an attempt to slip the surly bonds of fiscal gravity, the better to indulge liberal daydreams."

He reports that the governor, in addition to raising income taxes, would also add "another $220 million in taxes on tobacco, candy, and soda."

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