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More jobs for Virginia

Bring in the jobs, Gov. McDonnell!

Cheers go to Gov. Bob McDonnell and his entourage for promoting Virginia's wine, agriculture and tourism industries during a nine-day visit to England, Sweden, Switzerland and Germany.

The governor also met with auto industry, pharmaceutical and firearms industry leaders during his trip, which was made to encourage international investment and job creation in the state.

Last week, McDonnell announced a $10.6 million expansion at Berryville Graphics in Clarke County after meeting with its parent company in Germany. Visits abroad that yield more business and more jobs like this in our state are definitely worth the cost of the trip.


Bob McDonnell is running for the Romney VP slot. Foreign travel addresses the foreign relations experience qualification list and going to wrap himself around "jobs" announcements is related to the campaign for obvious reasons.

And let's not forget the 2100 jobs that will be lost from Mobil headquarters in Fairfax Co to Houston after the ExxonMobil merger. Way to go Gov!!! At least 165 jobs are coming to Berryville though!

Ok Tstar, lets not forget the Mobil headquarters jobs. But, at the same time let's look at the total picture: Virginia gained 24,800 jobs during May and maintained a 5.6 percent unemployment rate. Compare that to Maryland which lost 7500 jobs during the same period and the unemployment rate went from 6.7 to 6.8 percent. McDonnell is out working to get jobs for Virginia and he is getting positive results. Governor O'Malley, in Maryland wants to raise taxes every time he turns around and is scaring business away from Maryland.

And let's also not forget that when Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts ranked 47th in jobs growth!

During Romney's term as Governor of Mass. the unemployment rate went from 5.6 to 4.7 percent. Job growth increased by 1.3 percent. Not too bad in a state that has an economic death wish given its taxes and anti growth policies.

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "when Romney was Massachusetts Governor, Massachusetts added only 49,100 net jobs for an increase of about 1.5%, which was far slower than the national average of 5.3%".

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