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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Scott Brown Watch: Jobs

Mass. Sen. Scott Brown took to the airwaves today for a Republican response that castigated Barack Obama for not following through on his promise to focus on job creation instead of health care.

So imagine the irony that the junior senator didn't follow through on his own commitment to jobs, voting against a summer jobs bill -- sponsored by senior Sen. John Kerry -- that helped to pay for 7,000 summer jobs in Massachusetts last summer.

Brown argues he would vote for it if it had a better funding mechanism. A counter argument is that you can pay for it now by adding the deficit or pay for it later in the social costs that come with out-of-work teens.

Besides, I thought Brown said he was for legislation that will help Massachusetts. I guess $16 million for jobs from a $21 million package doesn't count.

Especially if is called "stimulus."

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