Friday, January 20, 2012

House Minority Leader’s Statement on Massachusetts’ Unemployment Rate

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to the Commonwealth’s most recent unemployment numbers:

With the release of the most recent unemployment figures by the Patrick Administration, it appears the Governor has adopted President Obama’s credo: “It could be worse.”

Instead of actually trying to bolster job growth, it seems the Governor’s goal is to convince Bay Staters to stop actively seeking employment so that Massachusetts can continue to obtain “favorable” unemployment rate numbers.

We can and will do better. The House and Senate Republican Caucuses will introduce a comprehensive and long-term job creation proposal aimed at getting the Commonwealth’s residents back to work. We can no longer play a numbers game when it comes to jobs; we need to elicit real and tangible results.