In a Facebook post by my friend Senator Jamie Eldridge regarding the economic conditions in Massachusetts on how indicators on middle-class income growth, poverty reduction, and the expansion of health insurance coverage show Massachusetts trailing the nation writes: “Luc Schuster, who directs the Boston Indicators project at the Boston Foundation, said the report “demonstrates what many of us have been feeling for years, that while the high-level economic indicators are strong, the benefits have not been broadly shared. We still need to do more to create good-paying jobs and reduce poverty in Massachusetts, while helping residents keep up with rising costs for things like housing, child care, and energy.”
Let’s assume that some Democrat in office is able to wave a magic wand and PRESTO, all the citizens of the Commonwealth who are working at low wage jobs suddenly are accepted to new jobs created by this magic Democrat. Unemployment in the Commonwealth is at 3.5%, meaning 96.5% of us are already working.
When those of us working in poorly paying jobs are somehow, magically transported to “good-paying jobs” who is going to do the jobs that we are already doing?
And Mr. Schuster, please forgive me for singling you out. You are not the only Democrat taking this stand.