Region needs to keep adding jobs

Region needs to keep adding jobs

There are 17 comments on the TriCities.com story from Jun 9, 2012, titled Region needs to keep adding jobs. In it, TriCities.com reports that:

Jobs!? Yes. That one little word packs powerful magic when it comes to the economic health of a community.

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Union Lady

Smartt, TN

#2 Jun 9, 2012
President Obama is wanting to add 1.2 million new Jobs But the Republican Congress ,continues to stop him every time.

Republicans are not for jobs,behind closed doors,in front of a camera they hollow JOBS,JOBS,JOBS, But Really don't want any only more tax cuts for the very rich plus the bush tax cuts they have enjoyed over 11 years already and Romney want sto give the very rich more tax cuts.

Elect all Democrat for a Middle Class America we use to have..
Whats Up

Bristol, VA

#3 Jun 9, 2012
The unemployment rate in Washington County is 7.10 percent Recent job growth is Negative. Washington County jobs have Decreased by 1.25 percent.

Washington County Taxes are up, BVU rates up thanks to Dulcie Mumpower who sits and votes on the BVU board, Food UP (higher if you shop at Food City), Washington County spends our money like we are in a booming Economy. Over 19,000,000 dollar cost for a new government building for about 48 county employees thanks to Joe Straten and Dulcie Mumpower. People are you listening. We need to vote out Joe Straten, Dulcie Mumpower next election or expect worst things to happen in our county.
Whats Up

Bristol, VA

#4 Jun 9, 2012
Union Lady wrote:
President Obama is wanting to add 1.2 million new Jobs But the Republican Congress ,continues to stop him every time.
Republicans are not for jobs,behind closed doors,in front of a camera they hollow JOBS,JOBS,JOBS, But Really don't want any only more tax cuts for the very rich plus the bush tax cuts they have enjoyed over 11 years already and Romney want sto give the very rich more tax cuts.
Elect all Democrat for a Middle Class America we use to have..
What happen when Democrats control both houses. I know it was George Bush's fault and now it is the Congress fault. Obama needs to go.
old timer

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jun 9, 2012
Whats Up tou have hit the nail on the head
Causing Trouble

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jun 9, 2012
No one can pass a drug test. Need to either stop drug testing or stop counting them as unemployed. Everyone that really wants to work is working. When a day goes by that I don't see a help wanted sign I will agree there is an employment problem.
tax breaks

Richlands, VA

#7 Jun 10, 2012
If you give more tax breaks the businesses will hire more people and will not keep the money for themselves...yea...ha ha...
Likkerman

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jun 10, 2012
In case you haven't noticed, America started shedding jobs when NAFTA passed. Obama and the demoncrats have exacerbated the loss with their unique combination of stupid policies, overreaching regulations, and indecision. Been 3 years. Can't blame Bush forever.
tax breaks

Richlands, VA

#9 Jun 10, 2012
Likkerman wrote:
In case you haven't noticed, America started shedding jobs when NAFTA passed. Obama and the demoncrats have exacerbated the loss with their unique combination of stupid policies, overreaching regulations, and indecision. Been 3 years. Can't blame Bush forever.
In case you noticed the deficit began to grow with tax breaks to the wealthy and paying to find Saadam Hussien in his spiderhole with Mission Accomplished and not finding Bin Laden. Then you have TARP in 2008. Far as regulations many of the emission regulations coming into effect were implemented under Bush 1 with a time frame. Companies had the choice to come into the new rules over 25 years or send profits to the CEO's. We know the choice they made. Those companies have had all the tax breaks and bailouts they need and where are the jobs? They are in offshore bank accounts, yachts, and foriegn real estate. Now that is exacerbation.
Whats Up

Bristol, VA

#10 Jun 10, 2012
You see people really believe Obamba. He is a divider not a uniter. All Obamba does is blame rich people. 50 percent of the American people do not pay 1 penny in taxes. Do you ever hear a liberal like the one above complain about that. I am not a rich person but it doesn't bother me is somebody is rich. It does bother me when Obamba spends all of the money of the people that pay taxes. Do a flat tax on everyone even the ones that don't pay.

I am so sick of hearing it is bush's fault and rich people are the problem. You can only cry wolf so long. I could give you a list a mile long on our community organizer President, but that will solve nothing. All I know is I can wait to see Obamba voted out of office. America has seen the light.
tax breaks

Richlands, VA

#11 Jun 10, 2012
Whats Up wrote:
You see people really believe Obamba. He is a divider not a uniter. All Obamba does is blame rich people. 50 percent of the American people do not pay 1 penny in taxes. Do you ever hear a liberal like the one above complain about that. I am not a rich person but it doesn't bother me is somebody is rich. It does bother me when Obamba spends all of the money of the people that pay taxes. Do a flat tax on everyone even the ones that don't pay.
I am so sick of hearing it is bush's fault and rich people are the problem. You can only cry wolf so long. I could give you a list a mile long on our community organizer President, but that will solve nothing. All I know is I can wait to see Obamba voted out of office. America has seen the light.
I didn't say I like Obama. You want to say 50% of the people don't pay taxes and don't mention companies like GE who make billions and don't pay a dime of taxes. Even worse than Obama is a raider like Romney who made his living outsourcing jobs and carving up companies for the benefit of a few. Bush took a surplus and couldn't wait to run this country in the red. Then all the neocons found a place to start a war but don't want to pay for it. Rich people like Romney are the problem. And Obama hasn't done much to stop the trend. The fat get fatter because the deck is stacked that way. It will be even worse under Romney. You think he cares what goes on in SWVa? Ha ha.....
Whats Up

Bristol, VA

#12 Jun 10, 2012
You must be crazy. Four more years of Obama. I am going for Romney and if he doesn't produce we will get another one. But to try and find faults with a person that has not been elected is crazy. We know Obama's record. Let's face this man does not know how to turn this economy around. The only experience he had was a community organizer and Senator for less than 2 years. This man does not have the experience or smarts to run a county. He can even find smart people to help him. We sure as the hell know Obama doesn't care about SW Va, just asked a coal miner.
Whats Up

Bristol, VA

#13 Jun 10, 2012
You might want to watch on tv programs besides msnbc.

Also, you are wrong on GE, even I don't like them because of their relationship with IRAN.

Did GE get a $3.2 billion tax refund? No.

Did GE pay U.S. income taxes in 2010? Yes, it paid estimated taxes for 2010, and also made payments for previous years. Think of it as your having paid withholding taxes on your salary in 2010, and sending the IRS a check on April 15, 2010, covering your balance owed for 2009.

Read this and don't listen to msnbc and cnn. There is always two sides of a story and I don't know where you got yours.

http://www.propublica.org/article/setting-the...
tax breaks

Richlands, VA

#14 Jun 10, 2012
Whats Up wrote:
You must be crazy. Four more years of Obama. I am going for Romney and if he doesn't produce we will get another one. But to try and find faults with a person that has not been elected is crazy. We know Obama's record. Let's face this man does not know how to turn this economy around. The only experience he had was a community organizer and Senator for less than 2 years. This man does not have the experience or smarts to run a county. He can even find smart people to help him. We sure as the hell know Obama doesn't care about SW Va, just asked a coal miner.
8 years of Bush did kill us. And Bin Laden still walking around after 4 trillion spent chasing him. And now you want that draft dodging Romney. Shameful.
tax breaks

Richlands, VA

#15 Jun 10, 2012
Whats Up wrote:
You might want to watch on tv programs besides msnbc.
Also, you are wrong on GE, even I don't like them because of their relationship with IRAN.
Did GE get a $3.2 billion tax refund? No.
Did GE pay U.S. income taxes in 2010? Yes, it paid estimated taxes for 2010, and also made payments for previous years. Think of it as your having paid withholding taxes on your salary in 2010, and sending the IRS a check on April 15, 2010, covering your balance owed for 2009.
Read this and don't listen to msnbc and cnn. There is always two sides of a story and I don't know where you got yours.
http://www.propublica.org/article/setting-the...
I don't watch MSNBC. And I don't drink the Kool-aid like you...
Whats Up

Bristol, VA

#16 Jun 10, 2012
What war did Obama serve in? Also, you lied about GE. You know nothing. Just another liberal.
Whats Up

Bristol, VA

#17 Jun 10, 2012
BTW, Where do you get are your lying information from?
Whats Up

Bristol, VA

#18 Jun 10, 2012
You drink Liberal-aid

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