When Dan Price announced that he was raising the minimum salary in his company to $70,000, it made a lot of headlines. The story of the founder and CEO of the Seattle-based credit card processor Gravity Payments drastically cutting his own salary in order to raise the standard of living of even his lowest paid employees was written about just about everywhere, from liberal bloggers to conservative radio hosts. Inside the company itself, the reaction was generally positive. “Everyone start[ed] screaming and cheering and just going crazy,” Price told Business Insider shortly after the announcement. That enthusiasm eventually settled down as Gravity Payments went about figuring out how to make […]
You may be a liberal if you believe that allowing working people to keep a few more of the dollars they earned themselves is a “boondoggle” and a “gimmick.” You may be a Massachusetts liberal if you think that the annual sales tax holiday weekend “diverts” money from “education,” by which you mean teachers’ unions, and from “the MBTA,” by which you mean handouts for T hacks who retired with full pensions at age 41. By this definition of diversion, every time you drive past a bank and don’t rob it, you have “diverted” the money inside by not stealing it from its rightful owners. The annual […]
What better place for “Dr.” Beverly Scott’s next soft landing than the National Transportation Safety Board? The NTSB has as its mission, among other duties, the investigation of train wrecks, and who better to probe train wrecks than a train wreck like Bev Scott? Another nationwide search, and if you dare question her qualifications, then you are immediately labeled a… well, you know. The doctor (Ph.D. from Howard, B.A. from Fisk) once scoffed at the MBTA infrastructure as “no spring chicken,” which is an apt description of herself at age 65. But now her dear friend Barack, like her dear friend Deval before him, is taking care […]
NECN catches Howie Carr’s reaction to the final implosion of the Boston 2024 Olympic bid.
Now that the S.S. Boston 2024 has been sent to the bottom of the Fort Point Channel, there’s only one thing left to do. Send in the F-16 fighter jets to strafe the lifeboats. What is going to become of all of Boston 2024’s smug, arrogant payroll patriots now? The billionaire kleptocrats can take care of themselves. But what of their payroll Charlies? Let’s face it, would you hire anyone from Boston 2024? For months they told us what a boon Boston 2024 would be for… the hospitality industry. Is the IHOP on Soldiers Field Road hiring? If it was good enough for everybody else, they should […]
Finally, at long last, someone has gone broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. And it couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch – Boston 2024. There is a God. The lesson here is from Abraham Lincoln: You can’t fool all of the people all of the time – even in Massachusetts. It’s a great victory for the people, but it could easily have gone the other way. What if Marsha Coakley had been elected governor? The state would already be on the hook for $5 billion in cost overruns. Like most flim-flams, the Boston Olympics collapsed abruptly. Yesterday morning Mayor Marty Walsh refused to sign […]
Boston 2024 don’t need no stinkin’ referendum – that is the clear message of the one-percenters and vulture capitalists who are plotting the heist of the century. We own the judiciary, the flim-flam men brazenly brag in their own documents. We own the legislature. Bleep the voters. “If an initiative petition were to prevail,” the shameless con artists wrote on page 9 of their scheme last December, “opponents to the petition could seek to have the legislature amend or repeal the petition’s decree through new legislation.” New legislation? What would they call it –“An Act to Subvert the Will of 2 Million Voters in order to Further […]
No means no. What part of no-new-taxes does the hackerama at the State House not understand? Just this week, the payroll Charlies in the legislature were complaining about the annual sales-tax holiday. Don’t worry, it’s still on track for mid-August, but the very fact that the more obnoxious trough-feeders are no longer afraid to publicly bitch about it is not a propitious omen for the future. And now the welfare industrial complex is gearing up for another run at imposing a graduated income tax on the taxpayers. The hacks need to do this at the ballot box, where they have failed five times – in 1962, […]