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Which one change would lead to the most job gains in Rhode Island?

Posted 5/13/12

Job growth is on the mind of everyone these days, as Rhode Island's unemployment rate remains stubbornly in double digits.

If you could make one change to help the state's companies hire more people, which from the options given would it be?

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How about ALL of the above except for more gov't incentives!! We need lower taxes! LESS regulations to reduce cost of doing business & health care cost relief, i.e. opening up access to providers outside RI.

C. Kirk, Warwick RI

Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Report this

Most people don't understand economics. It is not taxes or regulation that hurt RI. Strong, solid businesses want clearly defined regulations and they want a clear tax policy. It's what they need that prevents RI from experiencing more growth and job creation, and that's access to capital.

Until the banks loosen the stranglehold on money, RI will continue to suffer.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Report this
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