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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Romney Legacy

This speaks for itself: laying off 170 people from the Department of Mental Health and ending admissions to state mental health hospitals.

The callousness of the Romney budget cut ploy -- in a state enjoying fiscal good times -- is stunning, Equally callous are the words of Romney mouthpiece Eric Fehrnstrom:
This is the 'Washington Monument'" strategy on how to respond to a budget cut - you take something highly visible and shut it down so the public will complain and funding will be restored," Fehrnstrom said. "We will work with DMH to put forward a more realistic plan on how they can absorb their reductions."
For a better analysis of the impact of this supposed "ploy", check in here.

The holiday season gift to people with mental illness and their families is indeed monumental. Shame on Romney and his "compassionate conservative" henchmen.

MEMO TO BRIAN MCGRORY: Perhaps you want to change your mind again on the question of whether you are naive or Romney is a fraud. Are you ready to wring an editor's neck because they didn't prevent you from looking like a fool?

2 Comments:

Blogger Madthas said...

Another view is offered by the Massachusetts Republicans for Truth, a group of MA Republican activists who are unhappy with Romney’s legacy in their state. Rather than think Romney "overqualified", they think that the record that he trumps around the country is a charade.
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Vanessa

Massachusetts Drug Addiction

August 23, 2008 5:13 AM  
Blogger nathan said...

The important part in a mental hospital is not going on admitting mentally ill patients but to look after them with more care. I hope this matter should be given more importance after all the mentally ill ones are also people. So handle them with care and love but not with money.

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Ashley

Massachusetts Alcohol Addiction Treatment

August 27, 2008 8:18 AM  

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