For WRKO’s rapidly- eroding listenership, the timing of Finneran’s hire couldn’t have been worse. Now, with a pro-Deval insider in charge of the morning show, longtime WRKO fans have lost a key place to vent about the governor’s tax-and-spend follies.
With precision timing, Deval chose this week to make one blunder after another, from his limousine- liberal- like travel arrangements, to his new push for corporate tax hikes that would send businesses fleeing the state during already troubled times.
And with the Globe’s ultra-liberal Steve Bailey taking pains to cover for Patrick’s tax hiking plans in a slanted article published today, it’s the Globe-WRKO-Red Sox liberal media cabal in action once again. After all, Bailey is also a contributor to WRKO’s morning show and reportedly is on very good terms with Julie Kahn.
Quite an elitist clique, isn’t it?
Get a load of Bailey’s coverage, excerpted here:
Patrick eyes corporate tax changes
Would follow Romney’s path for revenues
By Steve Bailey, Globe Staff | February 16, 2007
Governor Deval L. Patrick, facing a daunting challenge as he tries to balance his first state budget, is looking hard at the same solution that his predecessor, Mitt Romney, employed in the early difficult fiscal days of his administration: declaring war on corporate ‚Äò‚Äòtax loopholes.‚Äô‚Äô
Two senior Patrick officials said that the administration is looking seriously at a wide range of corporate tax changes to help close what is now projected to be a $1.3 billion budget gap for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1. One of the officials said that the tax changes could raise between $350 million and $400 million annually.
The Patrick officials, who spoke on condition they not be identified because the proposals aren‚Äôt public yet, said no final decisions have been made on which of the changes to incorporate into Patrick‚Äôs upcoming budget. The budget is due to the Legislature by the end of the month, and all the changes would require its approval.
If Patrick decides to make the tax changes a centerpiece of his new budget, it is likely to create an uproar in the state‚Äôs business community, which will consider them to be tax increases. The definition of tax loopholes is in the eye of the beholder: People trying to close them say they are addressing unx fairness, while those hurt by any changes say they are simply higher taxes.
Note the significant effort spent hiding from readers the obvious fact that these are indeed tax increases. And, as the story continues, Bailey is quick to draw parallels to unrelated tax and fee- raising actions taken several years ago by Mitt Romney.
If not for the Herald calling attention to Deval’s antics, where would we be today? Without WRKO to fight for Massachusetts taxpayers, we’re forced to look elsewhere for opposition voices.