Yesterday we all came out with a press release letting you know a local business was expanding and in three years they'll add up to 50 new jobs. WOW, what a load of crap!
While I am personally happy/excited about this business growing, I'm NOT an Idiot!
Let's start with Labinol. Weren't they supposed to have up to 1,000 employees after receiving a grant Jim Ireton and Babs helped them get from the state of Maryland and then they took the money, packed up and relocated to Texas. Let's cut the staff in half and say there were 500 jobs lost here. Now all of a sudden Jake Day, Bob Culver and Governor Hogan are pounding their chest for an ALLEGED 50 new positions here IN THREE YEARS.
Let's also not forget that SWED, (Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development) is also pounding their chest, WHY? Because yet another rare business expansion FELL INTO THEIR LAP!
I'm not an Idiot. You see, if SWED was bringing in new manufacturing jobs, that would be an achievement but Americans have become so stupid these days, they fall for this kind of press release as exciting, it's not.
THINK! What the hell is Governor Hogan doing putting out this press release? Tell me Ladies & Gentlemen, when is the last time a sitting Governor actually brought a new company to the Eastern Shore? We read how each Governor brings jobs/industry to Baltimore and Montgomery County but never to the Shore.
Didn't the Governor, County Executive and Mayor run their campaign on JOBS? Is this expansion what you accept as a delivery of a promise? If you said yes, you are in fact an Idiot.
Our elected officials need to be held accountable for their campaign promises. We all believed that the people we elected were in fact the answer to our problems, jobs.
They went FULL COURT PRESS on this press release and it's a JOKE. When the Economic Development Director brings forth a REAL press release that takes a major bite into the Labinol loss, then and only then will I be excited. In the mean time your elected officials continue to fail you here on the Eastern Shore.
Finally, I'm in the news business and let me assure you, I never hear uplifting news or even discussions about the possibility of bringing future excitement towards job growth. As I stated yesterday, keep planting those trees Downtown and call it revitalization, Idiots.