American politics has long been characterized as Red vs. Blue, and everything about the 2012 election speaks to the gulf and the acrimony that irreparably divide the two parties. But a major new study conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation seem to delineate how those divisions are only a part of a larger political story.
A major new study, conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation, examines the wide crevasse between Republicans and Democrats. Partisan polarization now presents a potentially insurmountable barrier to governing regardless of who wins the presidential race this November. How do we move forward when sides simply won’t come together? Is this only part of our imagination?
The other day some of us laughed and joked around and used ‘horse talk’ as we issued political commentary. It was all in good fun at least if you weren’t the recipient of some of the jabbing and poking. Horses, these days, really aren’t a laughing matter. All over the west and midwest horses are in great peril because of the drought.
Prince William County has been ranked #8 in the nation in job growth. It falls behind Loudoun County which is ranked #1 and mostly Texas communities. It supposedly has a job growth of 48.6%. My question is, where are the jobs and do those jobs support a livable wage in this county?
Prince William County takes the crown when it comes to offering enticing perks to businesses. Expedited permits for companies in “targeted” industries that promise high-paying jobs and capital investment is just one of the ways it rolls out the red carpet.
Also behind the job boom: proximity to the D.C. Beltway, a smart workforce and competitive tax rates. Some 770 new jobs were announced last year, a nearly 14% increase from the previous year.
The jewel of Prince William County is Innovation Technology Park, a 1,600-acre corporate district whose tenants include the FBI, Comcast and George Mason University’s Life Sciences Campus. One of the newest additions is Vector Security, which last year announced it was moving into the park and bringing 130 new jobs with it.