Keller @ Large: Who’s To Blame For Patrick Tax Plan Failure?

April 5, 2013 12:25 PM
Keller @ Large: Who’s To Blame For Patrick Tax Plan Failure?
" BOSTON (CBS) – Barring unforeseen circumstances, it’s curtains on Beacon Hill for Gov. Deval Patrick’s $1.9 billion tax hike plan, discarded by the legislature in favor of a much more modest plan that is likely to survive the veto of our frustrated governor.

Who’s to blame?

That depends on who you talk to.

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Top legislators see the governor as an aloof finger-wagger insulting them by claiming they lack the “courage” to do what’s best, also known as what he thinks is best.

The governor’s camp sees those legislators as personally hostile, mediocre pols overly fixated on their meager careers.

I don’t doubt that both sides have their reasons to feel that way. But if the governor is indeed on the brink of losing the argument, it’s because of some gaping holes in his case "

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