Cox Closes Call Center & Politicians Make Employment Conditions Even Worse
September 5, 2014
Despite the un-American efforts of the Rhode Island political elite to force Cox Communications to keep their call center in West Warwick, this month hundreds of moms and dads, young adults starting their careers, and others were forced onto the unemployment line. For those who lost their jobs it must be a frightening thought to consider an attempt to find a job in a state that has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.
. . . And of course what are the priorities for the political leadership in RI???
To pay the bills of millionaire bankers and bond holders who invested in 38Studios with money taken from single working mothers trying to feed their children, working poor, and people on fixed incomes
THEN THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO DO IT AGAIN by handing out OUR money for Deepwater Wind
THEN EVEN MORE CRONY CORPORATISM by trying to TAKE YOUR money to pay for the Superman Building
These events will not end until Rhode Island citizens recognize that no one has ever been taxed into prosperity.
Make no mistake, the people who comprise the RI General Assembly are to blame for the loss of these jobs.
According to CNBC, Rhode Island has the worst business climate in the entire nation, and for good reason:
1. For 2014, Rhode Island remains an expensive state, finishing 43rd in the all-important Cost of Doing Business category.
2. With the eighth-WORST tax burden in the country, Rhode Island proves to entrepreneurs looking to build a life and business in our state that what they earn is more the property of politicians than those who take the risks of starting a business.
3. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, our energy costs are some of the highest in the nation directly affecting the cost of doing business in our state.
4. According to the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Rhode Island is one of the least free states in the country.
5. Rhode Island also has the worst infrastructure in America.
Despite the lip service we get from members of the RI General Assembly, they continue to use our tax dollars to line the pockets of special interests as opposed to creating a free and inviting business climate for business people to take risks in our state.
In the next election cycle, we encourage all those who lost their jobs or know someone struggling to find work today to get involved and make a difference. Nothing is going to change until YOU act.