In an attempt to make Gov Deval Patrick look bad, Red Mass Group Owner Rob Eno uses “job growth” as his focus. In his chart, it shows in 2011, Massachusetts ranked 40th in job creation. He is trying to say, Deval Patrick’s policies failed, right? It is the failed liberal policies of high taxation and regulations that is hurting job creation in Massachusetts. That is the meme promoted by the right wing.
So what state do Massachusetts Republicans, and Rob Eno consistently point to for policies they deem successful for job creation? Well, our neighbor to the north right? New Hampshire. Let’s see how New Hampshire, the shining light in New England, stack up to Massachusetts in job creation.
Here is Rob Eno’s chart
What do I see? I see the state of New Hampshire is NOT looking great. In fact New Hampshire is ranked 39th in job creation, where are the jobs? I thought this was the one New England state that Massachusetts should exemplify.
Also, on a side note, look at the terrible numbers for Wisconsin, they rank 51 out of 51 including DC.
My point is not to defend the Massachusetts numbers, but pointing out that the policies of low taxes and less regulations, Massachusetts Republicans and Rob Eno push obviously aren’t working in New Hampshire either.
Perhaps there is something deeper in these numbers.