Why isn’t our State Representative saying anything about the Patrick Administration’s numbers game over jobs? Originally, the Governor reported over 42,000 jobs added in 2011. That number grossly overestimated the number of jobs by more than 30,000. This is nothing more than an attempt by the Patrick administration to play politics rather than deal with the jobs crisis we have in Massachusetts.
As I wrote last week the Commonwealth is number one in underemployed people with a rate of 8.9 percent. These are people who have given up looking for work in their field or taken lesser type jobs to make ends meet.
In response to the political gamesmanship with the job creation numbers, four Senators have requested that the State Auditor investigate and report on the true figures. If our State Representative truly cared about jobs in Massachusetts, then she would first admonish the Governor for misleading the public and second, support the Senators asking Bump to investigate. Unfortunately, these actions would require her to go against her party. So it comes down to a simple question: Who is she going to put first, party or the people she represents?