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By New York Times News Service The Los Angeles Times contributed to this article | March 15, 1994
DETROIT -- President Clinton called on Japan to stimulate its economy more and on Europe to lower its interest rates, as he opened the jobs conference of the world's leading industrialized nations yesterday. But he also used the occasion to call for putting a lid on U.S. interest rates."I think that since there's no inflation in the economy, interest rates should not continue to go up," he said.Mr. Clinton's remarks were part of an address to the finance, labor and economic ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialized democracies about how they must now cooperate in facing their common problem -- unemployment -- in much the way they have cooperated for the last 50 years to defeat communism, to stand up against Iraqi aggression and to expand the global trading system.
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By David Horsey | February 25, 2014
Especially when it comes to economic policy, too many politicians are motivated by myths more than by facts. A prime example: the myth of the job creators. Republicans, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner, talk of job creators in reverent, worshipful terms. In their vision of how the world works, it is these brave titans of capitalism who, with no help from anyone else, build the companies that create jobs for American workers. To Mr. Boehner and his party, anything that inhibits job creators in their endeavors -- taxes, environmental laws, financial regulations -- is a job killer.
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By GILBERT A. LEWTHWAITE | September 12, 1993
Washington. -- Confused about North American Free Trade Agreement? Aren't we all?Will it help or hurt the U.S. economy? Will it destroy or create jobs?These are fundamental questions to which there seem to be no clear answers. Those arguing on each side show equal conviction and counter-balancing facts.Take just one example: The Clinton administration says NAFTA will create 200,000 new jobs over five years. Ross Perot says it will throw more than 5 million existing jobs into jeopardy.Who's right?
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By Chris Trumbauer | September 20, 2013
I listened with curiosity to Harford County Executive (and Republican gubernatorial candidate) David Craig's broadside against clean water this week. I realize that as we close in on Maryland's 2014 election, campaign fodder often overtakes serious debate, but even so I was surprised at his rant against county stormwater legislation that he himself introduced and then signed into law. Polluted runoff is a serious problem. In Anne Arundel County, it is responsible for a blanket advisory from our health department warning our residents against water contact within 48 hours after a rainfall.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 22, 2004
WASHINGTON - Hitting the road nine hours after delivering his State of the Union address, President Bush landed yesterday in hardscrabble northwestern Ohio to confront the one issue that could most endanger his re-election: job loss. Even as the economy has stormed back from recession, far fewer jobs have been created than private economists and the Bush administration had expected. Now, Democrats are pounding the president, offering the almost daily refrain that America has lost more than 2 million jobs on his watch - the worst record for a president since the Great Depression.
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By DAN BERGER | February 18, 1993
Arnick died when senators got more scared of constituents than of the leadership.Say what you want about Bill's plan, it will create jobs in the lobbyist industry.
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March 11, 1992
* Francis Custer, 55, of Baltimore County, assistant manager of Value Food store in Ellicott City:I don't like it (because of) the competition. I don't think they need any more. It will create jobs but it might take away mine. I don't think it will be good for the area. We've got enough stores here in Columbia and this area.Do you think it will be beneficial or cause problems?
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November 29, 1991
Some economists say Congress' extension of a dozen expiring tax breaks is only maintaining the status quo and, rather than create jobs to end the economic downturn, will only prevent the loss of jobs.The Evening Sun wants to know whether you think Congress or the White House is doing enough to help the economy, or if business, consumers and investors need to do more to boost the economy.Let us know your view by calling SUNDIAL, the free telephone information service of the Baltimore Sun, at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County)
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By TRB | September 16, 1993
Washington. -- The politics of trade are a paradigm of America's general political dilemma. They illustrate why ''change,'' though we all claim to want it, is so hard to come by.There is no doubt that free trade is a net benefit for the country as a whole. But there is also no doubt that it hurts certain individuals. Unfortunately the benefits are spread among the general population and often hard to identify specifically, while the harm is concentrated on a few identifiable -- and politically organized -- interests.
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By TRB | September 10, 1992
''Clinton's strategy would cause 2.6 million jobs to be lost.''Washington. -- This assertion, which originated in a Bush-Quayle press release August 10, has become a campaign-trail bromide. It has the grand size and gleaming specificity we've come to expect in Bush statistics. Also the flagrant dishonesty.Governor Clinton's economic plan is far from perfect, though it is preferable to President Bush's plans, or lack thereof. But the issue here is not jobs. The issue, as with other Bush statistical claims, is the one he himself has chosen to emphasize: trust.
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By Scot T. Spencer | September 18, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement this month of an investment of $1.5 billion into the state's transportation program came close on the heels of President Barack Obama's recent commitment to grow national manufacturing. Both of these efforts represent an incredible opportunity to spur an industry with real potential and bring jobs back to our shores. The Red and Purple rail lines in Baltimore and suburban Washington that Maryland plans to build are just two of many projects across the country aimed at expanding and modernizing existing public transportation systems to meet increased demand from commuters and residents.
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May 24, 2013
I recently read the article, "President talks economy, jobs in Baltimore" (May 18). In one of the last paragraphs, Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican, is quoted as describing President Barack Obama's visit to Baltimore as "another photo op on a campaign-style tour. " He said that "the president talks a good game but … he never walks the walk. " To an extent, Mr. Harris is absolutely correct. If President Obama is to sharpen his approval ratings, especially after the IRS fiasco this past week, it would be ideal to push legislation to revive his old "fight for the middle class" campaign he started all the way back in 2008.
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Marta H. Mossburg | May 21, 2013
Baltimore City Council members confused caring about unemployment with abating it by giving preliminary approval to a local hire law last week. The legislation, which requires a final vote and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's signature to become law, requires businesses that are awarded city contracts over $300,000 or receive $5 million or more in city financing to hire 51 percent of new workers from within Baltimore. In promoting it, City Council members sound like they are competing for the "most compassionate" prize.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2013
Although it leads the East Coast in several categories of shipping activity, the port of Baltimore often seems to be hiding in plain sight. So officials used the Saturday observance of National Maritime Day to throw open a pier at the Canton Marine Terminal and invite 28 businesses and agencies that call the port home to hold a career day. "It's the first time we've done this," said former Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, for whom the port is named....
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By Sandy Apgar | May 8, 2013
There's a P3 in your future. Maryland is poised to join 34 states and key federal agencies in transforming the way government works. The new mantra, "P3," is shorthand for public-private partnerships. Maryland's P3 legislation, championed by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, enables state agencies to engage business in planning, financing, building and operating public projects, from roads and rail to schools and other infrastructure. These could offset up to 10 percent of the state's capital budget, or $300 million annually, and create thousands of jobs.
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By Jeff Zients | April 15, 2013
President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 budget is a concrete plan to create jobs and cut the deficit. We do not need to choose between these two priorities. The president's balanced, compromise plan proves we can do both. The guiding principle behind the president's plan is reigniting America's engine of economic growth: a rising, thriving middle class. The plan is focused on addressing three fundamental questions: How do we attract more jobs to our shores? How do we equip our people with the skills needed to do the jobs of the 21st century?
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By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and David L. Greene and Julie Hirschfeld Davis and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 16, 2004
MILWAUKEE - President Bush and Sen. John Kerry barnstormed across Midwestern battleground states yesterday, trading bitter criticisms on jobs, education and health care, as the Bush campaign angrily denied accusations by the Democrat that re-electing the president would raise the potential for a military draft. Kerry was making what his campaign aides call his "closing arguments" in the presidential race, centered on a blistering condemnation of Bush's economic policies and a promise to create jobs, raise wages and cut costs for middle-class families.
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By TRB | March 14, 1991
Opponents of a free-trade zone with Mexico, as proposed by the Bush administration, cannot make the usual protectionist complaint about the ''absence of a level playing field.'' The whole idea of a free-trade zone is to level trade barriers on both sides to zero.Nor can poor Mexico, with one-tenth our per-capita income, be vilified like Japan, as a monster out to suck our economic life's blood. Instead, the argument is nearly the opposite: Mexico is too primitive and impoverished, with third-world wages and environmental standards.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
After his most successful legislative session in two terms, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday signed a long-sought bill to promote development of an offshore wind industry near Ocean City , among several other measures he hailed as job creators. Just hours after balloons and confetti fell in the State House to mark an end to the General Assembly's 2013 session, O'Malley joined legislative leaders to sign bills laying the groundwork for more private investment in state projects and funding job training for high-demand fields.
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March 15, 2013
As someone involved in the boating industry, I applaud Gary Jobson for his recent commentary urging the Maryland General Assembly to adopt a cap on our state's boat excise tax ("Bring the boats back," March 8). In recent years, all of us have seen a decline in the number of high-priced vessels that are being registered in our state. That means fewer big boats to get serviced in our marinas and fewer big boats seeking to purchase fuel and other supplies. The result is less spending and fewer local jobs.
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