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@YSUwin... I don't live in the area, so are you referring to yourself? I grew up there, but I've since moved to the south. Take it easy man. =)
February 15, 2013 at 9:50 a.m.
How can you say that Obama single handedly closed a power plant? The EPA is a little bigger than one person; it’s a mandate that regulates pollution. After reading your article, I never came away assuming that Obama was behind the closing of this plant, and that just exacerbates the fallacies within your own argument. This sounds like a company that wasn’t willing to make the needed improvements to keep the doors open and the 40 people (and the city) who lost their jobs suffered because of the company’s mismanagement of funds and refusal to make the needed improvements. The Sierra club was quoted in the article saying “closing the plant will prevent about 179 premature deaths, 300 heart attacks and 2,800 asthma attacks each year”. As a result, this sounds like this was a decision that was vetted and not reached solely by the influence of one man. Thanks for the article, this was a GREAT read!
February 13, 2013 at 12:12 p.m.
YSUwin... I think I already responded to you before you posted… Ignorance is bliss, and uplifts those who embellish it.
February 13, 2013 at 11:39 a.m.
@ LovethisCity... This is my first time responding to a post that was made, and I believe chuck_carney was a teacher that I had in high school. I may be wrong…
February 13, 2013 at 9:15 a.m.
Living in Houston, Texas I would hardly call oil and natural gas temporary jobs. The majority of the economy here is wrapped around those two resources and jobs and I would call Houston and most of the state of Texas an area in which the economy is thriving. I am by no means attempting to compare Houston to Youngstown, Ohio, but I wanted to point out the fallacies within your argument and poke holes in your premise as a whole. Nonetheless, unless you have some alternative plan, then how can you knock the EFFORT to revitalize the economy in Youngstown?
February 13, 2013 at 9:12 a.m.
YtownSports, I bet he could find it on a map, but more importantly he decided to not only find Youngstown on the map but make it the focal point and city for an economic resurgence, by creating new jobs.
February 13, 2013 at 8:51 a.m.
The negativity is amazing; considering that Bush didn't help create any job opportunities in Youngstown, Ohio. When the president of the US thinks enough of our city to make it the focal point for an effort to improve the local economy it shouldn't be met with ANY resistance. Ignorance is bliss, and uplifts those who embellish it.
February 13, 2013 at 8:48 a.m.