Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

3 responses to “Budget hinges on moral obligation to the rich or retirees”

  1. leftyrite

    Here’s a crazy thought.
    Malign structured finance got us into this trouble.
    Perhaps better designed, and more intentionally clean structural finance could possibly get us out.
    But, only if our investments are primarily local.
    A state investment bank, powered by publc sector money. Not the bank. A big bank.
    We’re very short-sighted to ruin the trust that has grown up among the people of our area.
    Public schools are what the Republic for which we stand serve to protect and defend.
    Not destroy for short term gain.
    Schools, libraries, beautiful roads stretching out into the future.
    That’s what the organizational mind of Franklin Roosevelt, the brilliant builder, the brilliant configurer of coalitions, was able to create. The heart of the good order dedicated to the people of this country lasted for decades beyond the intensity of the New Deal.
    He was a conscientious champion of the will and aspirations of the American people. They give him their hearts, and he did not betray them.
    It’s good to mention his name.

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  2. leftyrite

    You do remember that retirees had already acquiesced to the cutting of their cost of living allowances for twenty years.
    And yet, the CVS tax break is somehow sacred.
    We need, not another Roosevelt, but someone just as brilliant and just as bold, suited to these times.
    Congratulations to those who don’t feel right about constantly betraying public sector retirees.
    But, that’s theater, too.
    Who has the stones to lead?

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  3. DogDiesel

    Yet Gina Raimondo takes a beating on this site while Gordon Fox gets an endorsement. The Fox got his wedding and now the rest of you be damned. Too funny.

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