( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
With so much going on this week – and so much media attention on the fallout from not approving casinos – I want to tell you more about what’s on my mind and what I hear from people on the campaign trail. Casinos may have been the biggest thing in the news this week, but it’s not the biggest thing on the minds of the people I meet and talk to everyday, who recognize that casinos are not the answer to the economic problems in Massachusetts. I support limited expanded gaming, but it’s not THE answer to our economic problems. Unfortunately, casinos are the only answer Governor Patrick and Treasurer Cahill have had to create jobs here. And that’s sad. Creating jobs should be the governor’s #1 job.
Richard and I traveled out to Western Massachusetts again this week, and like most other stops we make across the Commonwealth, the people we talk to are concerned about the 100,000 jobs Massachusetts has lost, the eight taxes that have gone up under Governor Patrick, and the rise in state spending that has no end in sight. News this week that consumer confidence in July dropped to its lowest level since last October, business confidence fell, and for the third straight month single-family homes and condos put under agreement declined, are all further evidence that Massachusetts needs a change. Governor Patrick’s policies have failed the taxpayers and if we don’t take our state in a new direction, it will only get worse.
Our volunteers are continuing to kick it into high gear, using the Team Baker Online Action Center to make calls from home and identify hundreds of new supporters every day. If you haven’t yet, go to http://volunteer.charliebaker2… and sign up to take part in the action.
Super volunteer Deb Genatossio remains atop the leader board and is closing in on an impressive 2,500 calls from home! And congratulations to Peter Solomon and Desiree Awiszio, who each surpassed the 1,000 calls from home threshold this week.
Keep up the good work!
Every call – and every vote – counts!