Scott Brown on Jobs
Republican Jr Senator
Brown made the comments at a town hall in Hudson, New Hampshire on Wednesday. The comments were flagged by the opposition research shop American Bridge 21st Century. His comments were in response to a question about what he would to do bring jobs to New Hampshire.
"Here's the thing, people say, what are you going to do to create jobs? I am not going to create one job, it is not my job to create jobs. It's yours," Brown said. "My job is to make sure that government stays out of your way so that you can actually grow and expand. ObamaCare's a great example. The number one job inhibitor is ObamaCare.
"Different people, different party, different era, same message: Lowering taxes creates jobs. It was true with JFK. It was true with Ronald Reagan. It's true now." Brown added this week,"Martha wants $2.1 trillion of extra taxation. I don't."
Source: Lowell Sun on 2010 MA Senate debate , Jan 8, 2010
Gov. Romney vetoed budget section 673, which says: "A person who has [worked] at least 10 years in the employment of the Massachusetts Water and Resources Administration; who, in the course of his state employment was exposed to asbestos or other hazardous materials; and who has been diagnosed with an cancer or cardio-vascular illness, shall be eligible for early retirement with surviving spouse benefits." [A YEA vote would override the veto and fund the early retirement arrangement.]
The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is: "We support environmental Right-to-Know laws about chemical and other potential dangers to worker health. We oppose efforts to weaken workplace safety standards, or the ability of OSHA or state-level agencies to enforce them."
Source citation: Occupational Safety; Bill Section 673 ; vote number 397
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