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Schenectady County job figures a political football (with list of jobs created)

GOP says Democrats wrongly claiming credit

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Political opponents are challenging job creation claims coming from Democrats seeking office Nov. 8 in Schenectady County. Democrats counter that their job figures are solid and say they have a list to prove it. The list includes 5,587 jobs that are in the process of being created or already exist, with the bulk falling into the latter category, according to Democrats. Schenectady County Legislator Robert Farley, R-Glenville, the body’s minority leader, said the job creation ...


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SchenectadyScott
October 23, 2011
4:12 a.m.
(Comment was removed by moderator for not meeting the Daily Gazette's community standards.)
jpatrick
October 23, 2011
7:09 a.m.

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I removed the post above because of copyright concerns, not because of the point Schenectady Scott was making. The comment cut and pasted too much of a Business Review article for it to be considered fair use.
Judy Patrick

gina99
October 23, 2011
10:38 a.m.

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The Democrats have been doubling counting jobs moved from Rotterdam or Mt Pleasant. Thank you for reporting on it. Every Democratic candidate claims to have "created" 3,500 jobs. Whether of not in office. McCarthy, goes one better, claiming 4,000 new jobs. Where? Stick to trying to present a balanced City budget that does not continue to slam homeowners and small businesses.

SchenectadyScott
October 23, 2011
11:30 a.m.

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Judy, thank you for explanation for removal. My point was the latest figures put out by GE in the Business Review was 300 Jobs from the September 28th article titled "GE’s first batteries to be shipped to South Africa"..And if it is 300 now down from the 400 first announced. These are projected figures...not actual figures..and should be stated as so till there are actual bodies on a payroll in all of these jobs. There needs to be a distinction of what Truth in reporting is. Why not make up any number and print it as Jobs Created by the Democrats. Enough of the lazy reporting already..Report that these are the figures being put out..which are inflated and projected...not fact and should be reported as such if the Gazette and or people releasing numbers desire credibility. What the Gazette and majority of journalism are falling into George Orwell's 1984 "Newspeak" where politics and language merge controlled by the state. So I place the responsibility on the Gazette to reporting the news as facts not projections.. not a political party any political party boasting false inflated numbers. The reporter was correct in stating this is a political football. Please do a story on how many Jobs have actually been created..That would be News. Thank you again Judy Patrick for your explanation.

tonijean613
October 23, 2011
4:44 p.m.

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ok- I know one person who moved here from out of state this year and was hired by GE as a contractor-by a company GE uses for new hires so they do not have to pay full time benefits even though they are working full time..so is this job counted here in Schdy or counted where the GE Contractor resides??
I understand this to be a growing practice of GE despite their billions in profits..so why would GE be getting $5 million in grants for such non-permanent "contract"jobs?? How can any of these new hires invest in buying homes in Schdy if they dont know they have future with GE ??

SchenectadyScott
October 23, 2011
7:31 p.m.

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They don't...when their leader lives in Rexford why would any one of these contracted workers live in Schenectady. They must have the right attitude..If no one questions the accuracy of Job's created to retained to transferred to projected..it is not created...unless you count fabrication and lies as created....we need facts not blurred lines of Newspeak...

gina99
October 25, 2011
2:41 p.m.

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No one wants to live in Schenectady. Most of all City employees who understand the crushing tax burden. Gary McCarthy lost 1,700 jobs since he was on the Metroplex board. There is someone who loves the highest taxes/worst government in the area-Proctor's employee Leesa Perazzo! Only in pathetic Schenectady does a tax cheerleader like Leesa get the Conservative Party line.

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