December 15,2011

Too bad Gina Raimondo wasn’t a panel member on the failed Committee of Congress picked to find a solution on balancing the Federal Budget. Perhaps if there was gender equality in our United States Senate and women like the Rhode Island’s State Treasurer represented Rhode Island and sat as a member the outcome would have been different.

“Government worked tonight” she uttered after winning the approval of Rhode Island’s general assembly according to a December 5th article in Time magazine. Unlike the Congressional Committee which resolved nothing, this brave woman did her homework for several months and addressed a town hall meeting “this is about math,not politics.” Tough decisions like “raising the retirement age,tying pension boosts to the health of the fund and partially replacing guaranteed benefits with something like 401 (k) accounts.” These decisions kept Rhode Island from the brink of bankruptcy.