October 05, 2012

Romney's Dismal Record as MA Governor

Romney ran for governor of MA promising more jobs, decreased debt, and smaller government (just as he’s doing now, for President). Here’s what they got instead:

He claims he cut spending and balanced the budget but, the reality is that left he behind a $1 billion budget deficit for the next governor and saddled MA taxpayers with more debt per person than any other state.

State budget spending increased every single year under Romney. As the rest of the nation’s economy grew and the median income rose, MA plummeted from 36th to 47th out of 50 states in job creation, and the median income declined. MA manufacturing declined by double the national rate, and was the 3rd-worst overall in the country.

The Washington Post reports http://wapo.st/KBY4bx that as CEO, Mitt Romney advised companies that were “pioneers” in outsourcing jobs overseas. As MA governor, he outsourced state jobs. And now, he has proposed eliminating all taxes on companies’ foreign profits—which would actually encourage companies to send jobs overseas.

Not to mention that he increased taxes and fees by as much as $750 million per year. Personally, it doesn't sound to me like he knows how to fix anything but his personal profit level. Just sayin'.