Jobless Have Little Reason to Give Thanks as Governor Focused on Renovations

BOSTON – As Thanksgiving approaches, about 250,000 citizens are unemployed and have little reason to give thanks, especially to Governor Patrick. With faulty unemployment and health care computer systems frustrating so many people, the Patrick Administration is preoccupied with a lavish renovation of the Governor’s Office.

“As Governor Patrick decides between granite and marble counter tops in his office, a quarter million citizens face the holidays with no jobs and a broken state unemployment website that is almost as big a turkey as the Obamacare website,” said Kirsten Hughes, chairman of the MassGOP. “Governor Patrick needs to remember that he still has a year left in his job, and there is nothing funny about the serious questions being raised about his lack of leadership and accomplishment in the face of continued high unemployment.”