OP-ED: Democrat Bills Take A Toll On Common Sense
Nov 05, 2017 12:29PM
By Brian Genest
Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are full of ideas – most of them bad.
Have you seen some of these bills filed by Massachusetts Democrats?
From grabbing more of our money to letting illegal aliens vote, proposed legislation is taking a toll on common sense here in Dracut and all across the state…
If this doesn’t give you road rage, nothing will. The latest bad idea being rolled out is new tolls. Everywhere.
Let’s break down this clunker of a bill from Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn): The state will get paid, every time you drive. Anywhere.
He wants to put tolls on Route 93, Route 95, Route 1 and Route 2. Why? To pay for transportation. (He must have forgotten about the gas tax, sales tax, excise tax and the $500 million transportation tax hike.)
Time to hit the brakes and find the money in the existing budget. Somewhere.
Speaking of the state budget, it’s a record $39.4 billion dollars for FY 2018. There’s only one small problem: the state doesn’t have the money. Democrats, who voted themselves enormous raises earlier this year, couldn’t care less. They voted to override the governor’s vetoes, so the state will be deficit spending hundreds of millions of dollars for the third year in a row.
They already burn more than we have – and still want to guzzle even more!
File under: Taxachusetts
Democrats haven’t forgotten to take care of illegal aliens, too. Of course, they call them the more politically-correct, feel-good term: “non-citizens.” (Sometimes also referred to as “Auntie Zeituni” or “Uncle Omar” or “a good boy.” It depends on the day.)
A herd of Beacon Hill donkeys has sponsored a bill to allow non-U.S. citizens to vote in local elections. It’s a real who’s-who list of Bay State Democrats, including State Rep. David Rogers of Cambridge, State Rep. Kay Khan of Newton and State Sen. Jamie Eldridge of Acton. You get the ultra-liberal idea. The sad and scary part is the bill continues to move forward on Beacon Hill.
File under: Voter ID – ASAP!
Is it too soon to nominate Sen. Jamie Eldridge for a Teddy, the lifetime achievement award from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute & Wet Bar?
Letting “non-citizens” vote in local elections isn’t enough for Eldridge; the “bueno” senator also wants to make Massachusetts a sanctuary state.
Sen. Eldridge and fellow leftist wacko state Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) have co-sponsored a bill to outlaw law and order, literally.
Their brilliant proposal would prohibit local and state law enforcement from applying Federal immigration laws in the state. Progressive and proud = shameless and stupid.
File under: Build The Wall
At least one Massachusetts lawmaker wasn’t going to let Washington, D.C. or the state of Oregon put progressives here to shame. Sen. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) has filed a bill for gender-neutral driver’s licenses.
She wants to make sure no one has anxiety when applying for a state ID. Her idea is to offer three sex choices on the RMV form: Male, Female and Other.
Biological reality? Forget about it! Feelings and self-identification are the new norm.
File under: Unspecified
If exposing these kooky bills offends your sensibilities, State Rep. Colleen Garry (D-Dracut) has the cure for your ill: regulating, penalizing and stopping free speech.
Garry filed a bill to shred the First Amendment, silence her political opponents and make sure no one hurts her feelings. And it backfired, big time.
Garry caused an outcry of opposition, with the Lowell Sun, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, Boston Herald and Boston Globe all coming out against her unconstitutional and completely ridiculous bill.
Indeed, Garry’s bill has been exposed as a piece of legal garbage – regardless of whether you practice law in a skyscraper on Devonshire or a strip mall in Dracut.
File under: Silly, but dangerous
Brian Genest is a member of the Dracut Republican Town Committee.
Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Dracuttoday/ Follow us on Twitter at @Dracut_Today