I am the Rhode Island State Coordinator for the Progressive Democrats of America. My primary interest is Rhode Island's economy and what we can do to fix it.

2 responses to “Progressives should vote against the budget”

  1. cailin rua

    Fox was endorsed on these pages.  Only the most naive would have believed he would mend his ways.  It should have been obvious how this would have emboldened him.  Anyone who this was obvious to and who spoke their minds about it were dismissed as “third party dreamers”.  

    Fox delivers to his constituents somehow.  His constituents do not trust outsiders.  If it can’t be demonstrated how this harms them, he’ll laugh in your face and end up elected again, maybe even to the mayors position?  Isn’t there someone else from his district who would have appeal and offer more to everyone?  He has a lot of support within the Democratic Party, though.  That’s the problem.  I really think the Democrats would work against anyone with more to offer.    

    The democratic party in this sate is the party of Bruce Sundlun, the Paolinos and Claiborne Pell – all wealthy aristocrats.  Give me a break.  It’s been decades since the Lewis Powell memo.  Most of you are too young to remember how mealy mouth Democrats have allowed the erosion of civil liberty along with social supports and deregulation  to take place.  How has this had any impact on those who have benefited from deregulation, real estate busts and booms?  It has only had a beneficial impact on their investment portfolios.  The people who voted for these people are suckers.  

    The Democratic Party is the party of Andrew Jackson.  We’re in the twenty-first century.  Time to turn the page, I am afraid.  I really believe one has to go back to the defense spending bubble of the eighties in the Boston area, the savings and loan crisis, the  DEPCO fiasco and subsequent bank mergers to truly appreciate the sordid politics which exists here. Actually, one should probably go back to the 1986 election for Attorney General to understand the new order that exists here which has been mostly the work of local “Democrats”, which, not so coincidently, rhymes with “aristocrats”.   Where does John Kerry have his boat docked, again?

     

  2. Craig OConnor

    The House leadership’s proposed budget also leaves the horrid predatory payday lending scheme untouched. If Fox wanted to end the special rates that these “lenders” are allowed to charge, he’d put the change in the budget, knowing he’ll get it passed. But he didn’t. He sided with the predators and their lobbyist Bill Murphy over the people once again.

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