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Tom Corbett – the Death Star of job creation

For the last three years, Tom Corbett has been the Death Star of job creation for Pennsylvania. The latest job numbers once again confirm Corbett’s jobs disaster. Pennsylvania ranks 48th in jobs growth, for the period December 2012 to December 2013.

A truly awful 18,600 jobs were created during 2013 in the Commonwealth. That stinks! How badly does it stink? Well, without drilling one shale gas well, New York created 96,700 jobs during 2013 - more than 5 times as many as Pennsylvania. In addition to trailing New York in job creation, Pennsylvania under Corbett badly trails Delaware and Maryland, two more neighboring states with Democratic governors. Delaware ranks 6th in job creation and Maryland 23rd.

Governors make a difference when it comes to creating jobs. During Ed Rendell's last year in 2010, the Commonwealth added 87,000 jobs. In 2011, Governor Corbett's first year, job creation crashed to 45,000 jobs.

And the number of jobs created in the Commonwealth has just cratered the longer Governor Corbett serves. Read Pennsylvania's jobs trend from 2010 to 2013 here and then weep:

2010--87,000 additional jobs created;

2011--45,000 additional jobs created;

2012--35,000 additional jobs created;

2013--18,600 additional jobs created.

Corbett's jobs Death Star mix of wrong-headed Tea Party economic policies - austerity budgets for education, infrastructure, health care, economic development programs, and clean energy, but ineffective subsidies and tax cuts for favored constituencies -  has blasted Pennsylvania to the bottom of job creation.

Pennsylvania families cannot afford another Tom Corbett term as governor.


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commented 2014-02-03 15:37:33 -0500 · Flag
he’s making a lot of lawyers rich. he spent $3.4 million on consultants trying to sell the pa lottery to a british company plus however much he spent trying to stop gay marriages from being performed in pa. his campaign slogan is “promises kept”, he wouldn’t know a promise if it crawled up his leg and bit him in the ass.
commented 2014-02-03 12:42:55 -0500 · Flag
Not to mention the NCAA. He sold out Penn State in his first days. He let the NCAA take millions without putting up a fight on our behalf.
commented 2014-02-03 12:39:53 -0500 · Flag
I think he pointed out that Delaware and Maryland seem to be surviving better in this federal climate. I believe it is Corbett. He’s sold us out to Natural Gas, Pharmaceuticals, private corrections and has tried to sell out the lottery. The man is corrupt.
commented 2014-02-03 11:50:53 -0500 · Flag
How can you out and out LIE about this…Is this one of the qualifications for democrats that they must LIE to get what they want ??? You or nobody else is going to have a quick FIX things need to change from the top communist Destroyer down he is the one who made regulations that are driving businesses out NOT the Governor…

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