- When Gina Raimondo was running for Governor she talked about creating jobs. She even ran an ad called "Back to Work" where she bragged about creating over 1,000 jobs including at a company called Nabsys, a biomedical company. While Nabsys has gone bust, Raimondo has been busy creating jobs. Unfortunately these are government jobs for the politically connected.
First, there was a $118,000 policy job created for Judge Richard Licht's son at the Commerce Corporation. Next, there was a $87,000 business liaison job created for former Representative Donald Lally at DBR. Now, we learned of a $91,000 administrative job created at DLT for David Barricelli, a former labor leader, and executive director of the Rhode Island Democratic Party. Raimondo is demonstrating that she is a proven job creator for the politically connected.
Rhode Island Republican Party Chairman Brandon S. Bell responded: "We need to grow the economy for all Rhode Islanders by improving our business climate. Instead, Governor Raimondo seems focused on creating jobs in state government for the politically connected. This may help her move her political agenda forward but it is not moving Rhode Island's economy forward."