Friday, December 21, 2007

Ding Dongs Merrily on High

An embarrassing piece of cheap theater was on display yesterday in Hartford, as Democratic State Representatives Ken Green, Tim O'Brien, and Peter Tercyak were part of a small group singing a "Christmas carol" outside Governor M. Jodi Rell's residence.

The carol, to the tune of 'Frosty the Snowman' they sung about how cruel Jodi Rell has been to the homeless.

From CT News Junkie:
Residents of the state’s public housing projects were there to ask Mrs. Rell to restore almost $4 million in PILOT, payment in-lieu-of-taxes, and tax abatement money to the state budget. Without the restoration of the money, “the poorest people in the state will be facing significant rent increases,” Jeffrey Freiser, executive director of the Connecticut Housing Coalition, said.
It's wonderful to know that at this time of year, Representatives Tercyak, O'Brien, and Green aren't beyond exploiting homeless people to try to score political points against the Governor. Of these three merry carolers, Representatives O'Brien and Tercyak both voted for the very budget that created this situation. Where was their concern last June?

Tercyak explains:
Democratic legislators who attended the holiday protest said no one can explain it. Rep. Peter Tercyak, D-New Britain, said “It was there at the beginning, then it was gone.”
No one can explain it. It was just there by magic somehow after you all voted for it. What crap. Tercyak is actually just admitting to you that he didn't care enough about the homeless to actually read the bill he was voting on to see how it impacted them. So instead of standing on the floor of the House asking questions, Tercyak has shown up to the Governor's mansion to stand outside singing song parodies like an adolescent, protesting something he voted for.

What leadership.

The homeless must rejoice to know that their only advocates are people too semi-literate or indifferent to actually read the bills before them. Of course, the homeless are too busy pushing shopping carriages around putting garbage into them, urinating in their pants and having conversations with invisible historical figures to notice.

2 comments:

Fly to the right said...

What about the freegans. We must spend millions to improve the quality of dumpsters and the contents therein. Everyone who works for a living, throw out your Christmas presents to help these people out.

Headless Horseman said...

That's right. At least leave some of the hunt in it for them...

Nothing makes a freegan's Christmas more than discovering a half-eaten fruitcake and a cheese and jelly skillet.