“Republican Charles D. Baker is campaigning for governor as a fiscal hard-liner, repeatedly attacking Governor Deval Patrick and Democrats in the Legislature for raising taxes and showing little discipline on spending.”
“In Baker’s telling, Patrick and Democratic lawmakers have avoided tough budget-cutting decisions, choosing instead the easy path of raising revenue to balance the budget.”
“In Swampscott, he helped build local budgets that imposed higher property taxes on home owners and supported an override of Proposition 2 1/2. At Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, he presided over insurance premium increases that averaged 10 percent a year. And while he was secretary of administration and finance in the 1990s, robust tax proceeds were flowing into the” From the 4/28/2010 Boston Globe
So why is it okay for Baker to take the easy way of raising taxes if it is wrong for Governor Patrick and the Democrats???