Brown's record of closed meetings continues in Mashpee

Brown's meeting are closed to you, but not to corporate America
Republican Senator doesn't take questions from the media, only supporters

By Kevin Franck

Scott Brown is meeting at the Mashpee Public Library on Monday at 1PM as another stop in his highly publicized "Jobs Tour", but you are NOT welcome. Only those invited will be allowed in this public meeting house, and as his track record shows, his effort should be named the "Jobs LOST Tour."

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His previous closed-door meeting on his taxpayer-funded campaign junket was at a company with...

  • "an estimated $100 million at stake in [Brown's] fight to kill an impending tax on its products."

And even though...

  • "Covidien reported net income for the third quarter was up 47 percent over the same period last year and medical device sales were up 22 percent."

The company...

  • "launched a cost cutting restructuring this summer that is expected to include layoffs at some of its facilities."

Read the story in today's Sun-Chronicle:

Brown at Covidien, still eyes repeal of device tax

Visiting the company as part of his "jobs tour," Brown steered away from questions about whether federal spending cuts set in motion by the recent debt ceiling standoff could stall the economy and job growth.

Medical device maker Covidien welcomed U.S. Sen. Scott Brown to its Cabot Business Park headquarters Thursday with an estimated $100 million at stake in his fight to kill an impending tax on its products.

Part of the health care reform bill passed last year, the medical device excise tax is scheduled to hit Covidien and other device makers in 2013 and generate $20 billion in federal revenue.

But Brown, the Wrentham Republican who made opposition to the national health care reform law central to his upset Senate victory, took aim at the device tax in one of his first efforts after election, and hasn't let it go...

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