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Waltham's Top 5 Political Stories of 2012

Check out this roundup of the year's best political stories.

2012 was a wild year in local, state and national politics. From the presidential election to state and local elections, 2012 brought readers some fun and interesting political news. Check out our review of the top five below. 

  • John Lawn Wins Reelection to 10th Middlesex Rep. Seat
  • Elizabeth Warren Wins U.S. Senate Seat in Massachusetts
  • Barack Obama Re-Elected President
  • Barrett Bests Martinez for 3rd Middlesex State Senate Seat
  • The 'Fiscal Cliff': What Deal Would You Cut?
Robert Norwood December 25, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Is that "Forward" sign on a cliff somewhere? I'd do exactly what Obama will do - let us go over and then pin his intransigence on the Republicans. Whatever deal gets made we in the middle class will see our taxes go up. Sure, Obama will say they didn't, he did not, etc., etc., but the truth is they will go up because you can tax all the rich folks you want - there ain't enough of them to fund more than a few days of over bloated, spend crazy government. It will change nothing. It has to come from us because "they" won't get their appetites for our money under control. Any president who touts employment figures that include government employees is a smoke and mirrors guy. Government's only product is taxes, regulations and waste. At least a factory makes something that generates income, jobs, and taxes.
Alice H December 25, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Merry Christmas!
Nick Low December 26, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Robert do you build your own roads?
JohnnyMass December 26, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Sadly, there are no more factories. They're all in Red China!

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