BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick took a swipe at Republicans seeking to defeat President Barack Obama and said federal policy makers can take a cue from Massachusetts to cut unemployment.

Appearing Sunday on NBC-TV’s “Meet the Press,” Patrick criticized former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who said Obama’s policies have contributed to a shrunken labor force as unemployed workers stop looking for jobs.

Unemployment fell in January to 8.3 percent.

The U.S. Department of Labor also says those not in the labor force increased from 85.5 million in January 2011 to 87.9 million last month.

Patrick focused on falling unemployment.

He said facts are unwelcome to Gingrich and many other Republicans.

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was 6.8 percent in December.

Patrick says Massachusetts has succeeded by attracting information technology, life sciences and other industries.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments (5)
  1. RJ O'Guillory says:

    I’m sorry,…but does anyone actually believe any of the tripe being put out by any of our “leaders” these days? Does anyone really believe the unemployment numbers they are arguing over..?

    …it doesn’t matter if the are Democrat or Republican,…they are liars, thieves and war criminals….Bush, Obama, Clinton,…they are all War Criminals,….and should be tried for treason and war crimes,….and when found guilty of those charges in an international, or American criminal court (along with every other political leader/intelligence liar…The Bush Family, The Cheney Family…The Obama’s,…all of them)….and when found guilty by a group of honest, patriotic Americans,
    ….all of them, the President, the Congress, anyone who voted for the Patriot Act,…voted to invade Iraq,….they should be publicly hung by the neck,….long enough to begin feeding their traitorous, murdering buttocks into an industrial meat grinder,…..The entire political leadership of the last half-century put on trial, and those found guilty of voting for illegal acts, covering up illegal acts,..or violating their oaths to the Constitution should be chewed up , bit by bit,…very slowly,…. just so they can feel ,…“the power of the force “ necessary to finally do away with these lying, thieving war criminals and traitors,…..kill them all…..bring the “force” that they want to project all over the world to their own doorstep,…find their kids and families guilty of war-crimes and of “profiting off the death” and destruction of the traitorous acts they have been involved in….

    …and if we were really going to bomb the country that is most responsible for 911,….we should have begun by bombing in Tel-Aviv…..

    Republican or Democrat…they are all filthy, lying war criminals….publicly charge them,…try them,…. and kill them all… is the only “force” they understand,…so let’s deliver a little of it to their offices, their homes and their personal selves,

    ….after we’ve found them legally guilty,…of course,…in a court of law….

    RJ O’Guillory /Author/ Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

  2. Mike says:

    Deval Patrick needs to start helping hard working americans looking to get ahead instead of giving free handouts to those who fail to contribute to society.

    1. gramps says:

      Those handout’s are ‘VOTES’ for his run for the ‘Oval Office’, 2016!


    2. petem says:

      Crawl back in your spider hole troll…you have nothing to contribute here.

  3. fred says:

    the same report that says the unemployment rate dropped also states that we had a net loss of 6000 jobs. Is this new math or am I missing something?

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