Monday, January 25, 2010

Another Missed Opportunity

It was bad enough to learn last week that the state's unemployment rate had jumped from 8.7 percent to 9.4 percent in December. What was even worse was that Governor Patrick tried to downplay the bad news and attempted to put a positive spin on things in his State of the Commonwealth Address by basically saying, well, sure, the numbers are "disappointing", but at least we're doing better than the national average of 10 percent. Try telling that to the over 323,000 Massachusetts residents who are currently unemployed and looking for work.

The fact is, Governor Patrick had a perfect opportunity to use his televised address to explain to the residents of Massachusetts just what his administration is doing to create jobs and get people back to work. Instead, his remarks lacked any details, proving that he really has no plan.