Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Rick Perry will tell you the only way to grow jobs is with low taxes, and a pro-business environment.  He's wrong.  If as a state you will not invest in the workforce, the jobs which come to your state will be limited.

Taxes in New York and in particular Long Island  are oppressive.  In the city you have the triple whammy - federal, state and city income taxes.  On Long Island the property taxes will kill you. 

So one would think given the Republican model for growth Long Island would be abandoned.

"Long Island's unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in December, the lowest since December 2007, state Labor Department data released Tuesday show. The rate declined from 5.1 percent a year earlier."


Stick that in your ear Rick Perry

My grandnephew will graduate high school certified in robotics manufacturing.  This type real job training is wide spread on Long Island.  Without a trained work force - you will not get the manufacturing jobs.

For some 10 years I have been discussing the fact we do not train our local work force in robotics manufacturing.

The elected officials continue to look at themselves dumbfounded as to why we cannot attract major manufacturing.

You know what - even with oppressive taxes - the manufacturers will go to Long Island - why? - a highly trained workforce.


Anonymous said...

You fail to mention or note that the 99 week unemployment benefit extension has expired and many of those recipients actually had to go out and get a job; any job. You also fail to mention the job participation rate in that region which is miserable. Your comments are only liberal bable in support of big government, handouts and more welfare. Your are welcome to join your cohorts in New York particularly their govenor and that über liberal mayor of NY City (he makes Tony look good).

BobbyWC said...

You amaze me - so if they had to go look for jobs - does it not mean the jobs were there to be had - which is my point.

Trust me I do not want the oppressive taxes of NY, but I do want greater state, county and city focus on local job training

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

If job participation is miserable on Long Island please tell my readers how it is people can afford $2,000 a month for a one bedroom apartment?

You idiots seem to think you can post any lie you want to the internet and people will believe you.

Trust no one can live on LI based on a minimum wage job - you cannot even live in your broken down car on minimum wage

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Again, you omit the obvious; rent subsidies. Long Island is no different than any other part of the country; let us knoeledgable when your relative gets a job on LI as a robotic engineer . Now tell us there are no rent subsidies, Section VIII, housing on Long Island. You may think your feces doesn't stink but your flagellation gives you away.

BobbyWC said...

You obviously have never been to LI - paying $12,000 in property tax is not usual.

The median income is $91,500 + the average price of a home is $396,000 - do you really believe given these numbers there are that many people on welfare?

You cannot survive on LI as a welfare recipient these days..
See Forbes


There are areas with subsidized housing - but you do not even know the meaning of LI and have obviously never been there.

For economic purposes only two of the four counties are included when LI is mentioned. Kings [Brooklyn] and Queens county are technically on LI, but are included as part of NYC.

Just look at the numbers. LI is not where people who live on unemployment for long survive. You need a spouse with a big wage to make it while on unemployment or need to be living with family.

When gas went under $2.00 here my brother said they were still paying $3.50.

You also know nothing about housing. Owners do not have to accept housing vouchers - and when you have a housing shortage even fewer owners are willing to seek tenants on vouchers.

LI is notorious for its housing shortage.


People have illegal apartments in their basements.

But just keep on proving what it means to be a Tea Bagger - ignore facts and spew nonsense

Bobby WC