Governor Mitt Romney Labor Quotes
"Our state workforce is hardworking and dedicated. They do a difficult job under sometimes trying circumstances," Romney said. "But, in order to manage our workforce more effectively and efficiently, our administration needs the right management tools." Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 04-16-2003 Press Release
He added, "My administration's goal is to maintain a talented and dedicated public workforce while providing the taxpayers with maximum value for their hard-earned dollars." Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 04-16-2003 Press Release
"Bringing the best management practices to the public sector requires creating a system that puts the best managers in charge," Romney said. "Massachusetts is fortunate to have so many talented men and women working in government and clearly distinguishing management positions from other union positions will help to ensure we maintain a top-notch public work force in the years to come." Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 04-16-2003 Press Release
"My administration wants to restore a fair bidding process to the Commonwealth," Romney said. "Our public sector employees are talented and they work hard. Allowing fair, merit-based competition to thrive will ultimately benefit not only the taxpayers, but our public workforce as well." Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 04-16-2003 Press Release
Governor Mitt Romney Liberalism Quotes
"I felt very strongly that the social programs of the sixties and seventies, the liberal agenda - I'll call it the Johnson agenda-had hurt working families, had hurt the poor in many instances. And while the liberals had the best of intentions, I felt that the programs themselves had created a permanent underclass and had fostered poverty instead of eliminating it." –Source: The Atlantic (September 2005)
Governor Mitt Romney Library Quotes
"Massachusetts has a long and proud tradition of supporting education and investing in our people. Lieutenant Governor Healey and I are committed to ensuring that our libraries continue to be state-of-the-art resources for all of our citizens." Governor Mitt Romney Source: 10-21-2003 Press Release
"There is no denying the power that literacy unlocks in each individual. When we invest in your libraries, we are investing in our future." Governor Mitt Romney Source: 10-21-2003 Press Release
Governor Mitt Romney and Local Issues Quotes
- "I do not believe the best way to find solutions to our fiscal problems is to sit on Beacon Hill and simply issue directives and orders to our cities and towns. Instead, I believe we must come together to find the least painful path through this crisis," said Romney.
- "We must have the cities and towns at the table as we craft our answer to the budgetary challenges that confront us so that the solutions we propose do not unfairly target health and human service programs," he said.
- When faced with a State budget gap, he worked with the cities. He said; ""We view this moment of economic crisis as an opportunity to remove some of the financial and bureaucratic burdens the state has saddled local government with over the years," she added."
- "For those of us in elective office, we are sometimes required to put the good of the whole above the good of any individual city, town or special interest group." Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 01-11-2003 Press Release
- "By sharing in the burden, our local leaders are demonstrating they support the principle of fairness and that they recognize a true partnership means sharing in good times and bad," said Romney. Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 01-11-2003 Press Release
- "In addition to the company's growth and success over the last several years, Eastern Fisheries has distinguished itself through a consistent track record of community outreach and charitable giving," said Romney. "Eastern is a true hometown business, with roughly 80 percent of the company's employees living in the city of New Bedford." Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 12- 05-2003 Press Release
- "Many of the projects funded this year are concentrated in urban areas and they are consistent with our 'Fix It First' strategy of maintaining existing infrastructure over new development," said Governor Mitt Romney. "This investment in these facilities is critical for the protection of our environment and our public health." Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 03-24-2004 Press Release
- "Over the past two years, the Commonwealth has partnered with our cities and towns to manage through some difficult times," Romney said. "Now, times are better and the state is once again in a position to send more money back to our cities and towns." Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 01-07-2005 Press Release
- "These awards are a substantial investment in existing facilities and systems which are a critical component for the protection of the environment and the public health," said Governor Mitt Romney. "The funded projects prevent water pollution and help rehabilitate current infrastructure so that communities may plan for the future." Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 03-14- 2005 Press Release
- "Permitting can take up to five years to complete, making it extremely difficult for businesses here to expand and add jobs," said Romney. "If we're serious about encouraging business investment and expansion, we have to take a chainsaw to the red tape that ties up the process for years and years." Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 06-16-2005 Press Release
- "We owe a debt of thanks to our cities and towns that shared in the sacrifice as we succeeded in getting the state back on its feet again. It's been a long road back, but we are once more in a position to share our growth revenues with local communities," said Romney. Governor Mitt Romney. Source: 01-13-2006 Press Release