FOUR DAYS TO GRASSROOTS VICTORY:
MASSDEMS- THE PARTY OF IDEAS
Under Gov. Deval Patrick and Democratic Legislature, Massachusetts is Back in the Leadership Business
Boston – Under Gov. Deval Patrick and the Democratic legislature, Massachusetts is No. 1 in the nation in business competitiveness, education, veteran’s services and clean energy – and none of this is by accident.
In March, Massachusetts set an all-time record with 3.4 million jobs. Last quarter, University of Massachusetts economists said Massachusetts’s economy grew at “warp speed.” According to the most recent census, Massachusetts’s population is growing faster than every other state in New England.
Just yesterday, the Boston Globe featured Massachusetts work on veteran’s affairs as the national model for VA reform.
“Voters know Massachusetts is No. 1 in the nation because of Democratic ideas,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Executive Director Matt Fenlon. “While we still have work to do, Massachusetts came out of the recession faster and stronger because of the forward-looking policies of Gov. Patrick and our Democratic legislature.”
Massachusetts’ success under Democratic leadership is in stark contrast to the failed policies of 16 years of Republican administrations, of which Republican Charlie Baker played a leading role. Because of Republican Baker’s fiscal shell games when drafting the Big Dig financing scheme, Massachusetts was left in a $1 billion per year deficit in transportation.
“The 2014 Republican Charlie Baker is the same as the 2010 Republican Charlie Baker and voters will see that he is right out of central casting for Massachusetts Republicans. He took out the Etch A Sketch and has changed his positions on everything from minimum wage to climate change to South Coast rail,” said Fenlon. “Voters are too smart to be fooled again by Republican Charlie Baker—who actually said about climate change,” I’m not saying I believe in it. I’m not saying I don’t. I’m absolutely not smart enough to know.” Anyone who would say that only a few years ago and now claims to be somewhat interested in the environment can’t be trusted by the voters.”