March 9th, 2012
03:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama talks jobs in southern Virginia

(CNN) - President Barack Obama traveled Friday to a Rolls-Royce jet engine facility in Virginia, where he outlined a proposed network for manufacturers to share "access to cutting edge capabilities."

Obama, speaking in Prince George, said the National Manufacturing Innovation Network is meant to link industry stakeholders in a national conversation about best manufacturing practices.

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  1. This_blank

    By your own words the last time the GOP was given power we LOST 8.8 million jobs. Then the democrats could only CREAT 3.7 million jobs. I dont see how the GOP has a better track record!

    March 9, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  2. BostonianNThe WoodlandsTx

    If I give Exxon or GE a tax break on the taxes they ALREADY don't pay ( in the case of GE ) are they going to hire thosands of my fellow Americans ? Or will they tell us they need a bit more tax relief ?

    What about Apple ? Will they bring those factories home from China and open them here ? Surely they're not in dire financial straits and can pay American workers a decent livable wage right ?

    Quite tired of people busting on the President when congress has done nothing in way of the jobs bills the President floated, and jobs ceators are hoarding more cash than they know what to do with.

    I love my job and company but being a Fortune 500, we're a prime example of having let people go,raking in all kinds of profits,yet not hiring. We could use the help because I'm doing the job of 3 people. I'm glad to have my job,but to say we can't hire people is crazy

    March 9, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
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