Monday, March 01, 2004
1,200 - 53,000 = Uncompetitive Competitiveness

It was one of those “Willard Mitt knows best” statements the Fraud Governor is so fond of making.

“In the past, state government has had a poorly coordinated approach to identifying our strengths and weaknesses, and as a result, our public policy has been clumsy in terms of maximizing our overall growth potential.”

So what did Romney do to maximize the state’s overall growth potential? Why, create Regional Competitiveness Councils, of course, to ‘provide the information needed to boost regional growth and bring more jobs to the state.’ (source: office of (fraud) gov, “Romney targets job growth through regional councils,” 2/13/2003)

So how’d that work out you, Fraudo?

Well, not only did the Commonwealth not create 1,200 jobs in 2003, as the state’s Division of Unemployment Assistance had previously, (albeit erroneously) reported, but it actually lost 53,000 jobs. (source: Boston Globe, 12/21/03)

53,000 jobs. That's approximately the population of the city of Chicopee. Zounds. Take that you.

Okay, so Romney's Regional Competitiveness Councils have been a failure.

Thankfully, Romney has a fall-back plan to par the state’s unemployment rolls. He wants to shorten the time an out-of-work worker can stay on unemployment and reduce the pool of workers eligible for UI. (source: Boston Globe, 12/21/03)

Works for us. As we've always said, if you can't create a solution, redefine the problem!

And if that doesn't work, there's always a fall-back fall-back plan.

Blame gay marriage!


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