BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) The Massachusetts candidates for U.S. Senate shared their thoughts on Friday about new numbers showing the unemployment rate has dropped below 8-percent for the first time since President Barack Obama took office.
Senator Scott Brown repeated what the Romney camp contends, that the numbers do not include people who have dropped out of the workforce. He says there is still more to be done.
"While they're obviously good, a good start, we need to do more," said Brown. "To think that we're still at that type of level is disconcerting. The fact that we didn't have more jobs created this month than last month is also problematic."
Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren criticized Republicans for not working better with Democrats to create more jobs. She also fired a shot at Brown.
"It takes real nerve for Senator Brown to vote against three jobs bills in a row and then complain that there aren't enough people back at work. That's just the wrong approach. It's been his approach all along and frankly a page out of the Republican playbook," said Warren.
Both candidates took aim at each other's positions on taxes. Brown said Warren wouldn't just add to the partisan gridlock, she'd hurt job creation, while Warren claimed Brown sides with the top one percent.