State Senator Eric Lesser, Who Just Gave Himself A 40% Pay Raise, Is Begging Trump For Money For A High Speed Springfield-Boston Train That No One Will Use

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State Senator Eric Lesser, Who Just Gave Himself A 40% Pay Raise, Is Begging Trump For Money For A High Speed Springfield-Boston Train That No One Will Use

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Yesterday we published this blog about the 31 Massachusetts State Senators and 115 State Representatives who voted to give themselves and all state judges a 40% pay raise, without any sort of oversight from the people they are paid to represent. That’s on top of all the other free stuff they get – per diems, travel expenses, fuel compensation, etc. The whole thing will cost the taxpayers $18 million a year. That’s money that could be spent on constituent services for taxpayers. Instead it’s going to these crooks.

Then I go on the Facebook page today and I see that State Senator Eric Lesser, a 31 year old man who has been sucking off the public tit his entire short career, had the nerve to demand that President Trump give Massachusetts more federal funding for infrastructure projects:

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Hey, you know what could pay for this project Eric? The $18 million you just allocated for a fucking raise. How bah dah?

Here’s his rationale for needing this money:

High-speed rail would cut in half travel time across the state, Lesser wrote, encouraging more tourists to visit both cities, creating new jobs and development opportunities and boosting revenues in both the Springfield and Boston regions. Lesser cited Springfield’s history as a manufacturing hub.

Wait….what? Who the hell comes to Springfield Massachusetts for tourism? And why the hell is a high speed commuter line necessary? If you work in Boston and you live near Springfield, then you’re a fucking idiot. Because they’re 100 miles apart. It’s not the government’s job to make your shitty choice of home ownership more comfortable.

And is this guy a teenage girl? Who writes letters to people in 2017? Is he actually that naive and stupid to believe that Donald Trump is gonna sit in the Oval Office and read some whiny letter from a State Senator in a State that Trump’s opponent won overwhelmingly? That’s not how politics works. This guy has been shitting on Trump for months. During the debates against his opponent he accused his opponent, who DENOUNCED Trump, of apparently not denouncing him enough:

“At the same time you were denouncing Donald Trump, you were sharing office space with him,” Lesser said. “Are you prepared to completely separate yourself from Donald Trump and his campaign?”

And after shitting on the President for all this time, he thinks the President is gonna turn around and start hooking him up with favors? This is why we can’t have nice things. Because our leaders don’t understand how adult relationships work. They’re so extreme and so far to the left that they completely lack the ability to reach across the aisle. And when that happens we all lose. It’s cool though, because then they’ll blame the other party for everything, and they’ll say meaningless thins like, “I’m gonna fight them every step of the way.” And everyone will clap and shake their heads in agreement that Trump is evil. It’s maddening how stupid people are in this state.

Oh yea, and Eric Lesser is no ordinary democratic state senator. Normal state senators in Western MA don’t get the endorsements of Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, the Kennedy family, and Barrack Obama himself:

The race has been the most high-profile local legislative race, with television commercials and some high-profile endorsements. Usually staying out of legislative races, President Obama gave his endorsement to Lesser, who once worked for him. The Longmeadow Democrat also got some in-person campaign support from U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey.

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Really good at photo ops. Not so good at bringing home the bacon. But generally when you burn bridges and sling mud at other people, you can’t expect these people to throw millions of dollars at your district when they win. This is why you don’t go all in on a losing ticket like Hillary Clinton.

And of course, this is how he justified the pay raise:

“But I think it’s important for good governance,” he said. “I actually view it as an important anti-corruption measure.”

In other words, at his current salary Eric Lesser is more likely to accept bribes and make himself open for corruption. But with a 40% raise the chances of him being corrupt are less likely. Gotcha.

Oh, and look what else he’s trying to do:

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Yup. He’s trying to get rid of the electoral college. The brilliant system that brilliant men came up with which has brilliantly kept our country together for the last 240 years. Now a 31 year old dipshit from Longmeadow wants to get rid of it because his candidate lost. What a child.

Anyway, FLOOD this guy’s Facebook page with links to this blog. Let him know that Turtleboy’s watching his bullshit, and so are all of you. Here’s how you can contact him or any other state legislator who voted for the raise.

It’s important to point out that Governor Baker is going to veto this unprecedented pay raise. However, as of right now the Senate and House have the votes to override him with a 2/3 majority. We can stop that from happening though. All we need is 1/3 of the Senate (14 votes) and 1/3 of the House (53 votes). In the Senate we are 5 votes shy (have 9, need 14). In the House we’re 9 votes shy (have 44, need 53). If your local representative voted in favor of the pay raise, which you can find out by clicking here, then flood their emails and phone lines. Here’s what this Turtleboy just wrote to his State Senator Jennifer Flanagan, who voted for the pay raise:

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Discussion

  1. Phong


    And with that Trump will reply ” Lesser will get lesser and lesser.”

    This guy will be gone soon enough. Even idiots are wising up to these guys.

  2. Beej


    This guy is a bozo politically…that said, I’d love a train from Worcester to Springfield and back…they’re building a casino there, and to take the train would be awesome.

    1. Rochambeau


      Amtrak already has a train from South Station through Worcester and on to Springfield. Daily. $34 for an adult one-way but it takes about 2.5 hours. Worcester to Springfield is $16 for over an hour ride. Enjoy the casino.

      1. Chris


        That Amtrak goes to Chicago. He wants an MBTA Commuter Rail Train to Springfield. Ain’t gonna happen. If the Worcester line is turned into a Purple Line Rapid Transit (not a CR) that cuts the commute time from 1:30 to 45 minutes, and runs every 30 minutes, and is successful for 3 years then they can talk about a extending it to Springfield. Until the T is really reformed then don’t even hold your breath.

  3. Tax more


    No surprise, he like the others were brought up with their hands out. No conscience either, just love to tax the suckers to the max. Long as they live large of course.

  4. Worcester County Trap Queen


    The only people who’ll travel to Springfield on the commuter trail
    will be the professional drug dealers who have a network in all the
    major cities. LOL. Nobody wants to visit crummy Springfield.

    1. Chris


      The only thing there is the Basketball HOF.

  5. BobnMic


    Springfield to NYC – 2 h 27 min (143.1 mi) via I-91 S and I-95 S driving. Get a fucking speed rail going that way Sen. Lesser (of all evils). You’re all scum bag Yankee fans out that way anyway. Routing for the Hartford Whalers as opposed to the Boston Bruins back when I worked out there before the Whalers became no longer. Because the Whalers sucked.

    Never a sports connection to any of the Boston sports teams in Hampshire County. Always a New York connection so fuck you out there in the boonies.

    Do people even have teeth out there I’m curious. Sorry – that was rude. But they do even talk weird out there. Fact.

    Beyond the Pioneer valley heading west on I90 becomes a wasteland of people. With not only broken dreams but no dreams at all. Those who are confused in an identity – no man’s land – sort of way. No joke if anybody has spent any time out that way.

    Rumor is that they invented the Pussy Power Hat in North Hampton.

    Well at least they gave us movie stars like Frank Vincent (The Sapronos and a ton of other cool mafia movies) and Karen Allen (Everything from Animal House to Starman). So they are not assholes out that way. Just slightly misplaced from anything remotely upbeat.

    1. Officer BobnMic


      Stop posting as me you snowflake! I’m going to find out who you are and put you under arrest! You can ride the pegs on my bicycle or sit behind me on my brand new banana seat mom got me from Savers.

      Don’t you dare try to escape! The last person who did that got a Karate chop, I learned it at the Dojo, “Haaaaaaaaay-yaaaaahhhh!!!!”

  6. WHATEVUH


    “High-speed rail would cut in half travel time across the state, Lesser wrote, encouraging more tourists to visit both cities”

    Give me one reason ANYONE would go to Springfield, well to buy drugs and commit crimes we know that. Aside from that, give me one other reason.

    1. Officer BobnMic


      I frequently travel to Springfield to train in Karate. I’m a double black belt. I know that doesn’t exist but it’s a way for me to express how amazing I am.

      I can break a 2×4×1/8th wide with my bare hands!!!!

  7. dogwalker


    He did not VETO the pay Raise.

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