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Romney’s war on EMTs

Governor Romney promised not to raise taxes when he was governor, but what he did do was raise fees. As a certified basic EMT in Mass, I have to re-certify every two years. I have to pay for continuing ED classes, then I have to take a 24 hour refresher course, all so I can work for a company that starts pay at 11 dollars an hour. I also have to pay a fee to the state to process the re-certification paperwork. When Romney came in as governor, that fee was 75 dollars. When he left, it as 150 dollars! That is so I can do a job that pays less than 30,000 dollars a year.
- Todd, Framingham


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