The first snow and they are out. You have seen them — the ones who clear the smallest amount of snow from their windshield so they have no clue what is happening around them. And of course there are the inconsiderate ones who leave the snow on the roof of their cars until it turns to ice and blows into other drivers’ windshields. Yes, they are out again!
What in the name of heaven is going on that all of these lifetime bureaucrats who supposedly work for the taxpayers have not paid their taxes — to the tune of millions of dollars nationwide? Is there something special about these people that they can make the tax laws on us but they don’t have to pay the same monies? From Obama’s Cabinet members through Congress and right on down to the little guys in our cities and towns, there seems to be a constant supply of stories of these folks who think they are better than we are so they don’t have to follow the same laws. And boy, are we stupid! We just keep re-electing the same ones over and over again so they can continue their thievery and deception. And if, ha, ha, they are caught they try to get the public to pay for a public defender. Maybe we need to smarten up a bit!
I am outraged reading about the 19,000 people of this state who cannot be located and yet still received their EBT cards. When is the state of Massachusetts and those who run it, including Gov. Deval Patrick, going to realize that there is so much fraud with the EBT cards and yet they continue to ignore it. I am sick and tired of working for those who abuse the system. May I remind those in office: You work for us, but seem to forget it. It is time to go after those who are scamming the system Wake up, people of this state and start to demand those in office to do something about it.
Well, it’s time for the Methuen city councilors to vote on the privatization of the city’s IT Department. It looks like a no-brainer to support this move to save the town close to $1 million over the next five years. But we all know which councilors refuse to vote against the public union employees, no matter what the savings. The North Andover fireman is one of them.
Mayor Lantigua shows how heartless he is to fire the DPW city employee who wanted to care for his dying wife. Meanwhile he put his political ally in Mr. Sapienza’s place on the same day. To make matters even worse the mayor continues to pay the indicted police officers over $200,000 while they sit home doing nothing. It is atrocious all the things this corrupt mayor gets away with. Oh and then there’s the fines he’s been charged for not making public his campaign finances and now a tax lien. The list is never-ending.
Methuen city councilors must like to watch taxpayers writhe in financial pain as they apparently refuse to consider any savings by privatizing the IT Department. They complain the mayor’s math is fuzzy because he first projected a $485,000 savings over 4.5 years and then hiked it to $925,000. My real estate taxes went up more than $600 because they continue to refuse to look at ways to save money. Even a pittance of $485,000 would make a sensible start.