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Tomblin Calls For Estimate Of Jobs

Lawmakers would be allowed to see impact of bills on employment

February 19, 2013

CHARLESTON (AP) — Lawmakers would get a sense of how a bill might help or harm West Virginia’s economy before casting a vote, under a measure proposed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this session....

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Feb-19-13 1:57 PM

The PRIVATE sector is coming back no thanks to government

Government at all levels needs to get out of the way and allow the private sector to get going at full speed

Old long abandoned industrial sites in the region are now seeing new tennants and upstart industries and government must not get in the way

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Feb-19-13 12:00 PM

I estimate if we have our legislature meet every two years we will save a ton of money and create more job than the legislature has in years. Free advice and no cost. The market will take care of the jobs not government.

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Feb-19-13 10:05 AM

Published: Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | 6:17 AM ETBy: Matt Clinch News Assistant

Severe fiscal tightening in the U.S. will lead to no growth or a contraction in the first two quarters of 2013 and will push unemployment over the 8 percent level, according to Lombard Street Research. Getty Images The unemployed look for job opportunities at the South Florida Workforce center in Miami, Florida.The knock-on effect will mean pain for the business sector, with corporate profits falling after a hit to consumer spending power, the firm said.

"Our view that unemployment could rise above 8 percent and that profits will be squeezed reflects a forecast of nil to negative 2013 (first quarter) growth, and further stagnation in (the second quarter)," a Lombard Street report released on Friday said.

What others are projecting...

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Feb-19-13 9:20 AM

So they hire consultants to give them the answers they want.

Dems will say a new reulatory bill will not cost ANY jobs.

GOP will say it costs 20,000 jobs.

Consultants will get rich, taxpayers get HOSED as usual.

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