Obama, Romney tax plans for ultra-rich offer window on disparate economic views
The Washington Post - 04/13/2012
Massachusetts was still reeling from the bursting of the tech bubble. It was also in the midst of a decades-long bleeding of manufacturing jobs. Under Romney, manufacturing payroll employment dropped more than 14 percent, giving the state the third-worst record nationally during that time, according to analysis by Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University.