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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

House Minority Leader’s Statement on Massachusetts’ Sluggish Economic Growth

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to reports released by the University of Massachusetts that further illustrate Massachusetts’ stagnant economic growth:

“With the most recent figures underscoring Massachusetts’ stagnant economic growth, Governor Patrick needs to learn that denial is, and should remain, just a river that runs through Egypt, not the corner office.

Massachusetts’ residents and businesses can no longer afford excuses and fuzzy math from the Patrick Administration. Getting the residents of the state back to work is far more important than Governor Patrick painting over the fact that he has failed to create jobs.

The Governor needs to put away the rose colored glasses from his vacation and deal with the reality of Massachusetts’ actual job creation numbers and not the fantasy of what he keeps wishing they were.”