LETTER: Mitt Romney's Massachusetts Record of Failure

Romney lost jobs, increased tax burden, says Bedford resident.

Dear Bedford Patch,

Mitt Romney claims his business experience will grow our economy, the same claim he made when he ran for governor of Massachusetts. But Romney Economics actually resulted in slower job creation, more debt and bigger government.

Under Romney, Massachusetts plummeted to 47th out of 50 in job creation and manufacturing jobs fell at twice the national average, the third-worst record in the country. As jobs disappeared, hundreds of thousands of people left the state. Romney also raised taxes and fees on Massachusetts residents more than 1000 times. When he left office, the tax burden had gone up by $1,200 per person.

Romney Economics isn't about long-term economic growth – it's about two sets of rules, one for those at the top and another for everyone else. It didn't work then, and it won't work now.

President Obama believes we need a job-creating economy built to last – one where we grow the economy from the middle out, not the top down, and where hard work pays off, responsibility is rewarded, and everyone from Main Street to Wall Street does their fair share and plays by the same rules.


Suzanne Dupont

Bedford, NH

Actryss June 10, 2012 at 05:57 PM
You are absolutely correct, He raised every fee imaginable it now costs a family more money to use a state beach and state parks because the fees has been raised. It now costs a home buyer more to close on a loan thanks to Romney raising the fee to register the deed. Romney ruined Massachusetts, unfortunately people have short memories. He didn't create jobs, he closed divisions and closed dorrs after laying off workers, while he benefited. I Remember and will not vote for Romney,
Actryss June 10, 2012 at 06:00 PM
I remember Romney was wrong for Massachsetts, although he twists his record to make it sound like he was wonderful, He wasn't.. I will not vote for Romney...
Laura Rich June 12, 2012 at 03:13 AM
there's no difference between romney and obama...both cut from the same cloth.
barb September 08, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Romney and his crew are out for themselves and those people who have had good luck with employment such as retired government employees both state and federal. these people have decent pensions and health care benefits and I feel they do NOT deserve to double dip from those benefits and social security. Many people did not have the good fortune to have a tidy pension and NEED the social security and medicare benefits. so maybe the plan should be revamped to prevent receiving double benefits and that way there would be more money for those who depend upon it for living.


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