Tom Brady has given a tremendous amount of happiness joy and amazement to people all over New England and to fans outside New England as well.
The biggest difference between the private sector and public sector is in the private sector, there's a sense of urgency because you have customers and you have competitors. Whereas in government, one of your major objectives is to not make any really big mistakes.
Sometimes when something doesn't go the way it should go, everyone blames the concept. Sometimes we screw up the way we implement it.
The most heart-wrenching responsibility I have as Governor is to meet a family at the airport as they stand silently waiting for the military casket of their loved one to come home.
I would argue that the charter schools are really good at building programming and curriculum around the issues and the interests of the kids that they serve.
Balance is a good thing - checks and balances are a good thing.
There's value in checks and balances. And there's value in having independence in the governor's office with respect to the legislature.
There are creative ways to create pathways to sufficiency for families in need. To do so, we need to work together to implement good ideas.
We live in a great state filled with creative, community minded, hard-working, decent people. And what they want from us is opportunity, possibility and hope.
There are exceptional schools in many of our most disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout the Commonwealth. Proving they can get it done for kids, no matter what their circumstances.
When a mom or dad can stop worrying about where they will lay their head each night they can start climbing back on their feet and out of poverty.
My mission will be to improve life across Massachusetts, including communities and geographies that are seeing a slower economic recovery. Lower and fairer taxes are an important part of creating jobs and accomplishing that goal.
We believe it is essential to establish federal emission reduction targets that can vary by state or region with policy flexibility for states to design solutions that work for their unique circumstances. Such targets would level the playing field and send a clear signal to business and industry as we transition to a clean energy economy.
I do see great opportunity to make reforms to our tax code, making it simpler, fairer and removing corporate loopholes.
I've said for a long time that the governor and the mayors should be far more engaged in this conversation at the federal level. I mean, the consequences and the impact of the federal government's broken immigration policy do not land on the backs of the people in Washington. They just don't.
Mitt Romney said many years ago that he thought Russia was the single biggest geopolitical threat to the United States and their presence in a variety of conflicts of one type or another have borne out much of what Mitt Romney said.
When public leaders turn public debates into words of war - 'enemies' 'go to hell' 'attack' - they are enabling the edgiest of their followers to take things into their hands, and unfortunately, some of them do.
I oppose indexing gas tax hikes to inflation.
When my brothers and I were young, my mom, a Democrat, and my dad, a Republican, used to lead freewheeling discussions at our dinner table. The only rule was paying attention when others were talking, and no interrupting.
Nobody wants to see someone's life ruined over a small-time lapse in judgment.