Presumptive Republican nominee will tour Middlesex Truck & Coach in Roxbury, Mass. today — a neighborhood he once deemed too crime-infested for investment by his private equity firm.
“We never think of going to Roxbury or Dorchester,” Romney said in an interview with The Brockton Enterprise and reprinted in the Boston Herald in November of 1994. “Why do we never think about it? Crime.”
Romney walked back the comment that same day to the Boston Herald:
When pressed by reporters yesterday, Romney appeared to soften his comments, saying he would encourage businesses to locate to job-starved areas such as Roxbury. ‘Absolutely,’ said Romney. ‘That’s the place I would encourage the most. Places where we need jobs most so we can help people to get back into the work force.’
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Lew, are you serious about Obama’s comment? Obama was very right in that business owners for the most part do not build everything they use to make a successful business. They do not build the paper, the pens,and in most cases the the building they conduct their business. So for them to be successful they need PEOPLE to do that work for them. Hence speaking to labor forces here in this country that allow these business to succeed.