Today, U.S. Senator Scott Brown will kick-off a "Thank You For Building This" series with a drop-by to Commodore Builders in Framingham. As part of this ongoing series, Brown will visit a different small business in Massachusetts each week and deliver a gift basket of bagels and coffee to employers and employees in appreciation of their hard work.
"America's small businesses are the cornerstone of the American economy and their success is what will lead us to economic recovery, not Washington, D.C." said Senator Brown. "It's the creativity, ingenuity and work ethic of the American people that has made our country great. We should be celebrating small business and encouraging their success, not demonizing it. Over the next few months, I am looking forward to hearing the stories of our entrepreneurs and the people they employ, and offering a small token of appreciation."
2. Globe Editorial hits DeLeo, Patrick, and Murray on Transparency
The Boston Globe editorial today hit the leadership of the state on a lack of transparency.
No process is perfect. DeLeo, Murray, and Patrick deserve credit for rising to the occasion on important matters facing the state. But they also should be more mindful of the need for full consultation, debate, and transparency. Massachusetts' leaders rightly aspire to do big things - but are too comfortable doing them behind closed doors.
Barry's birthday is next week. The RNC is letting you give him a card.
The Republican National Committee is marking President Obama's 51st birthday with a series of cards to wish him the best on his special day. It has been a rough year for this president with his polls numbers sinking, seven months of terrible jobs reports, and worries about his reelection mounting, so a few cards from his friends should help cheer him up.
"I wish President Obama a Happy Birthday and hope he has a wonderful 51st," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "President Obama has had a rough year worrying about his reelection, having to spend all his time jetting around the country raising money with the likes of Anna Wintour and George Clooney and not meeting with his jobs council. So even though he didn't build this website, we thought he'd enjoy the birthday wishes."
4. Deval Throws Time for Michelle at Sub-Prime Manse
Deval Patrick's fundraiser for the President with Michelle is today at his Berkshire compound. You know the one.. Sweet P Farm, that was bought with profits from the sub-prime mortgage industry. As millions of his fellow Americans are suffering because of his choices, Deval Patrick gets to host the First Lady in a home built off their shattered dreams. As Yakof Smirnoff would say, "what a country".
5. Governor Cancels Sub-Prime BBQ
The toxic relationship between the governor and the legislature may have reached a boiling point. Causing the governor to cancel his annual Sub-Prime profit fueled BBQ for the legislature. According to the Herald the annual BBQ at Sweet P Farm has been cancelled.
"We looked at the RSVP count and decided that logistically it didn't make sense," said Patrick spokesman Alex Goldstein, who said Patrick hopes to reschedule the soiree at his Sweet P Farm in Richmond. Goldstein declined to say how many RSVPs the governor received. "It was the end of session and lawmakers seemed busy," he said.
Legislators got a call Wednesday evening telling them the barbecue was off ahead of Michelle Obama's scheduled touchdown in Pittsfield for a 3 p.m. fundraiser prior to a pricey private get-together charging up to $20,000 a ticket at Patrick's 77-acre estate.