While Sen. Joseph Brannigan is pontificating about Gov. LePage’s nascent budget cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services, he would be well put to tell us all exactly how the state happened to wind up with a $120 million deficit in those programs within one month of LePage’s inauguration.
It wasn’t mentioned by the Democrats for eight years, and not much was heard from Brannigan during his six terms in District 9. If Brannigan was in office and didn’t know anything about it, then how does he expect the governor to know about it until the rock of legislative secrecy is turned over?
If as a senator he did know about the deficit, then why didn’t he do something about it?
Lepage might be a little rough around the edges, but at least he is not smooth talking us like a carny and smirking while throwing the state into a $120 million hole.