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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

 

McAuliffe: 2016 Will Be 'Banner Economic Year'; For Volvo-Dublin Not So Much

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 McAuliffe:  2016 'banner Economic year'
http://www.roanoke.com/news/politics/mcauliffe-will-be-banner-year-for-economic-development/article_0247c307-460a-584c-ab92-c8c9b93453b0.html
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McAuliffe is yet again gleefully singing:
“Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow; you’re only a day away!”
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And once again McAuliffe follows the Obama narrative that the economy is doing great in the face of factual data to the contrary.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/08/obama-its-still-economy-stupid.html
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How great is the Virginia economy when 11% of our workers are underemployed and 50% of our schoolchildren are on “free” (taxpayer paid) breakfast and lunch meals?
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/11/mcauliffe-brags-about-virginias-dismal.html
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Two months ago, McAuliffe was in Dublin bragging about how he was instrumental in bringing big bucks to the Volvo plant.  But, he wasn’t there yesterday when the 734 worker layoff announcement was made.
Layoff at Dublin Volvo plant comes as union contract nears expiration
http://www.roanoke.com/business/news/pulaski_county/layoff-at-dublin-volvo-plant-comes-as-union-contract-nears/article_f32fae1c-0b92-5de4-90af-d1349157a029.html
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The layoffs announcement at Volvo comes on the heels of the late-September economic development announcement by Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the plant. At that time, Volvo pledged to invest $38.1 million and add 32 jobs as part of a project to add a new customer experience center
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Also not there was Jim Webb, Hillary and Obama who gleefully supported the UAW Union strikes several years ago and may well return for an encore.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2008/02/happy-uaw-strikers.html
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Obama’s EPA minions weren’t there to explain how their 2006 national “clean-air” regulations that drove up the cost of engines by $10,000 wouldn’t have any adverse consequences.  Contrary to the EPA’s casual dismissal of the negative impacts of it’s flood of rules, the reality is that ten thousand dollars per unit does increase the product cost and impact jobs.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/10/hoping-for-payback.html
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That is now impacted by another $13,000 of additional cost due to:
New Heavy Truck EPA Regulations
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevebanker/2015/06/01/new-heavy-truck-epa-regulations-to-require-increased-fuel-economy/
The EPA is expected to propose regulations to cut greenhouse-gas emissions from Class 8 trucks, requiring that their fuel economy increase up to 40 percent by 2027, compared with levels in 2010.
The New York Times article also said that the new rules were expected to “add $12,000 to $14,000 to the manufacturing cost of a new tractor-trailer.

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Contrary to Obama and his minions assertions, adding $23,000 to the cost of every new Volvo truck built in Dublin has negative consequences and to the Volvo workers “Jobs Matter”!
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More new negative economic news:  very small print back on Pg 6:
RT, 12-2-2015, Pg 6:  US factory activity plummeted in November.  Now the lowest level since June 2009.
It's been 6 years since the Recession Ended!  Really!
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More major new negative economic news:
Private Sector Added 217,000 Jobs in November
http://www.foxbusiness.com/economy-policy/2015/12/02/private-sector-added-xxxxx-jobs-in-november/?intcmp=bigtopmarketfeatures
BUT:
US weekly jobless claims total 260,000
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/25/
That means we LOST 43,000 JOBS!
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McAuliffe Brags About Virginia’s Dismal Economy
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/11/mcauliffe-brags-about-virginias-dismal.html
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Optimism Fading: The US And Virginia Economy’s
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/10/optimism-fading-us-and-virginia-economys.html
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Number Of Jobless People Rise While Jobless Rate Falls
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/09/number-of-jobless-people-rise-while.html
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Obama: It’s Still The Economy Stupid!
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2015/08/obama-its-still-economy-stupid.html
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Obama Bragging Up His Dismal Economic Performance
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2014/09/obama-bragging-up-his-dismal-economic.html
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