Friday, September 21, 2012

a national embarrassment or high performing?

The Milford Daily News got to meet with the candidates for the 10th Norfolk District on Thursday. They report on the different picture that the two candidates have of the MA economy:
Despite the state boasting some of the best schools and hospitals in the country, Eustis said, it has still failed to attract new companies. 
"None of these businesses want to be here anymore," he said. "So you have to ask yourself, ‘Why is that?’ And the answer inevitably leads to Beacon Hill." 
Eustis blamed higher tax rates, saying they drive businesses out and keep them from wanting to set up shop. 
Roy, on the other hand, had a more sanguine outlook on the state’s economy. 
"Massachusetts is one of the higher-performing states," he said, listing its AA+ bond rating and 6.3 percent unemployment rate, lower than the national rate of 8.1 percent.

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