Tuesday, July 08, 2003
Despite Depression-like Fiscal Crisis, Romney Leaves for Out-of-State Vacation

Eric Kriss claims that Massachusetts is suffering revenue problems not seen since the days of the Depression. (Boston Globe, 12/5/2002) So what does the Fraud Governor do? V-a-c-a-t-i-o-n! In tax-free New Hampshire. (source: Boston Globe, 7/8/2003)

But that doesn't mean the state's fiscal problems go away. While Romney was taking late-night boat trips across Lake Winnipesaukee, Brockton Mayor John Yunits was unloading on the vacationing Fraud Governor's approach to leadership.

"He's acting like a politician, not a businessman,'' said Yunits, who served on Romney's transition team. "He's going about the attack on the fiscal subject the whole wrong way. A lot of people believed he was going to lead us to economic growth and not become tied down to politics. It's beginning to look like just the opposite."

Yunits said that Romney has implemented too many harmful municipal aid cuts, which will further decimate already reeling communities. (source: Boston Herald, 7/6/2003)

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s general counsel, said that Romney's "cuts to legal services have gone beyond the bone and down to the marrow." He also blamed the Fraud Governor for eliminating state funding of civil legal services and drastically reducing funding for the Committee For Public Counsel Services in moves that effectively eliminate all government funding for legal services to the poor. (source: Lawyers Weekly, 7/7/2003)

Romney's response? He didn't have one. He's on vacation. In tax-free New Hampshire.


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