Monday, March 29, 2004
Expanding Problem Calls For Dwindling Solution

Willard Mitt has seemingly decided to indicate that he'll try to propose a suggested plan to possibly create jobs. Maybe.

To prove it, he last week announced a new "jobs initiative" to "stimulate the economy and spur job growth." (source: office of (fraud) gov, "Romney announces new anti-outsourcing initiative," 3/22/2004)

Romney wants to:

-recapitalize "the dwindling Economic Stabilization Trust" to provide loans next year to Massachusetts companies;

-use $11 million from the Workforce Training Fund to provide grants to companies that hire workers who have been out of work for at least a year; and,

-direct $10 million from the Emerging Technology Fund into a new Insourcing Initiative to provide grants to companies who create 250 or more jobs in Massachusetts.

Personally, we think it's hep that Willard Mitt is basing a large part of his job stimulation plan on the "dwindling Economic Stabilization Trust." Hey, any boob can use hard and fast resources to put a plan into the proposal stage. It takes guts to base an economic stimulus plan on a dwindling resource.

But we digress, because that's not our biggest problem with this tentative proposal.

As described by the Fraud Governor, the Economic Stabilization Trust grants would not create any jobs until ... next year (2005 to you and we.) Which means that the Hynes Convention Center could displace the Enchanted Village before this proposal creates one measley job.

Plus, if Romney's proposed $2,000 Workforce Training Grants get spread around to the maximum number of companies in the Commonwealth, fewer jobs will be created by the $11,000,000 than were lost in February alone.

But wait. It gets better.

Because the Fraud Governor also wants to tap the Emerging Technology Fund for $10 million. The very same Emerging Technology Fund from which he vetoed $12.5 million late last year! (source: Boston Herald, 11/27/2003)

The good news: gay marriage is back and unemployment is off the front page!

Outsourcing (and out-censoring) 101-A

[The-name-was-censored?-What-censor?] has a champion.

On Friday, we wrote that [You-know-her-you-love-her-you-just-can't-remember-her-name] (R-Nahant) is running for a Massachusetts State Senate seat, yet using an out-of-state company "for internet services" - i.e. to process campaign contributions. (see RiaF, 3/26/2004)

Shortly thereafter we received a note from [Enter-Ole-What's-Her-Name's-Name-Here]'s champion who wrote that the campaign site was actually "done" by Compass Rose Web Solutions, a local company.

Groovy. So why does [yep-here-too]’s site link to a Nevada company to process campaign contributions?

"(Compass Rose) has been doing business with Hosttrack.com for over 5 years."

Which means Hostrack.com is or is not from Nevada?

"There is no competitively priced wholesale hosting available on Cape Cod."

Which means, we presume, that while wholesale hosting is available on the Cape, [Lady-Nameless] simply prefers to shop elsewhere.

Thank you for proving our point about the power of shopping local.

By the way, Compass Rose has created websites for several other candidates to the General Court. [Name-Removed-By-A-Whacky-Virus]’s site, however, is the only one that outsources work to an out-of-state firm.

Thanks for writing.


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