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Are the republicans indirectly responsible for the possible loss of more than 8,000 jobs in Wilmington?

Mccain went on the offensive Thursday in a key battleground state, hoping to blunt criticism that he was indirectly responsible for the possible loss of more than 8,000 jobs in Wilmington, Ohio. “I can’t assure you that this train wreck isn’t going to happen but I will do everything in my power to see that we avert it,” said McCain in a meeting with over two dozen Wilmington business owners, local officials, and community organizers. On Wednesday, a Cleveland Plain Dealer story reported that Davis and a partner earned nearly $600,000 lobbying the Senate to accept DHL’s proposal to buy Airborne Express for $1.05 billion. Some in Congress feared that allowing a foreign-owned company manage air commerce could threaten national security. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, tried to insert language prohibiting a foreign-owned carrier from flying military equipment or troops. McCain, then chairman of the Commerce Committee, objected, arguing that Congress should not limit the Pentagon’s choices. The deal went through, and initially boosted the economy in the region, particularly after DHL moved its air freight operation from Kentucky to Wilmington in 2005.

Asked By: Countess Jodhaa Bai - 8/8/2008
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Politicians of the past, particularly the Republicans who are in the bed with big business, have sold out America to corporate interests. Why can't anyone see that this government is no more for the people, but for the corporations who truly run this government?
Answered By: alienofwar - 8/8/2008
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Yes.
Answered By: demondg1 - 8/8/2008
 
NO
Answered By: Technically Untechnical - 8/8/2008
 
No, the Democrats are! Nancy Pelosi in particular!
Answered By: Lavender orchid - 8/8/2008
 
The gov't can't create jobs, only move them around.
Answered By: Gov't Mule - 8/8/2008
 
He is in part responsible.
Answered By: Jewel of the Nile - 8/8/2008
 
Both sides have lost valuable jobs in the US and the problem is going to get much worse as the US is turning into a service industry only country..outsourcing ??
Answered By: pablo_asawa - 8/8/2008
 
DHL is closing to bust up the union that is making it impossible to run a profitable business.
Answered By: sparhawk7322 - 8/8/2008
 
Blah blah blah that's got nothing to do with it.
Answered By: The Lemur v 1.02 - 8/8/2008
 
No... DO you remember when Democrats took over congress? THAT'S when it all started. That, AND if people just went to college, rather than expecting everything to be handed to them, they wouldn't have this problem!
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Answered By: Brittany - 8/8/2008
 
No, the reason for the loss of jobs is poor business decisions by the company. You can blame politicians for economics because they don't control the free market. In many cases when jobs are lost it creates even more job opportunities in other areas. An example is outsourcing which is bad short term if you are one... More
Answered By: jwooden21 - 8/8/2008
 
Yes - McCain specifically. It might not seem like much now but 8,000 votes is 8,000 votes. Although I'm sure it will somehow turn around that Obama set everything up so that layoffs would occur before election day...geez!
Answered By: Badash - 8/8/2008
 
Yes. I already asked this question called "Is McCain the greatest Hypocrite ever with regards to DHL and Airborne Express" but yours has more context. Thanks.
Answered By: Jim P - 8/8/2008
 
you bet ye, and a hell of a lot more jobbs all over the country.
Answered By: scrooge - 8/8/2008
 
Let's not let Democrat adviser, Warren Buffet, off the hook for going along with the sale to InBev (Belgian) of Anheuser-Busch. Many American jobs will be lost in that deal.
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Answered By: semper_paratus_1776 - 8/8/2008
 
wow, you clearly just found an article on the internet, and copied and pasted it here in a failed attempt to sound smart. nice work.
Answered By: john j - 8/10/2008
 
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