I've heard "them" say something else about assumptions, but of course I agree with the Senator's point. With the current economic outlook, it is downright terrifying to see the extent to which the Governor has relied on what he called "anticipated revenues" in order to claim a "balanced" budget.
It is heartening to see that with the departure of Sal DiMasi, Senate President Murray has apparently found her voice, and along with a number of other Senators is protesting the relatively shallow budget cuts, reliance on new taxes and use of unrealized revenues that permeate the Governor's budget.
Oh, and if anyone is still wondering whether Patrick has put blood in the political water by proposing new taxes in the midst of a recession, you can probably stop wondering after you read Treasurer Cahill's comments:
"It doesn't help grow the economy if you're taxing restaurants and meals and businesses," Cahill said. "It's not going to help businesses, and it's not going to help cities and towns as much as they think."