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Senator Mark Warner takes a road trip
« on: August 29, 2017, 04:02:39 PM »
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Dear Friends,
This month, I traveled across Virginia on a 1500-mile roadtrip that took me through Southwest and Southside Virginia, and I have honestly never been more optimistic about the future of our Commonwealth.

... yeah, sure, you sneaked into the south side, while nobody was looking and got the hell out before we could find you!  Oh, that's right, you're reelection is coming up!   Duh!  silly me!

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In Mecklenburg County, I went to an elementary school where boys and girls are learning how to code and build robots before they’re even old enough to drive. They’re learning the skills necessary to compete in the 21st century, and there’s no reason they should have to leave their hometowns just to access those 21st century jobs.

Except... there are no good paying jobs, Mark.   You helped Obama shut down the coal mines, remember?

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Just look at Big Stone Gap – about as far southwest as you can go. I went to Mountain Empire Community College, where they’re teaching students how to operate drones that can be used to inspect power lines or deliver medicine. With the right investments, Southside and Southwest Virginia can become tech hubs with high-tech, high wage jobs in industries like software development, robotics, or cybersecurity. The talent is there in the people of Virginia's rural communities, but we need to unleash that potential by finally bringing full cell coverage and high-speed internet to the whole region. It will require the public and private sectors to work together on this 21st century problem just like they did in the 20th century with rural electrification, and I am committed to continue the fight for these job-creating investments to grow Virginia’s economy.

Who's gonna pay for these dream jobs and investments after your lousy government grants run out?
They come rolling into town, refurbish a run down warehouse, and when the grant/funding runs out, they -leave- in the middle of the night.   Sure looks good for a year or two, but sputters and fizzles nearly as fast as it started.

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It’s not just the tech sector that gives me hope. In small town after small town that I visited, I saw a renaissance on their main streets. When I visited the main street in Tazewell, there were brand new restaurants and coffee shops, as well as a new 160-person restaurant that’s just about to open its doors. In Bristol, I announced the new Southwest Virginia Mountain Brew Trail, which will drive tourism to Southwest Virginia’s thriving craft brewery scene.
   

What's that a sign of, Mark?  Businesses opening in Bristol, Virginia ... or, is that really ... It's a sign of NO STATE INCOME TAX in Tennessee!   Yep, Bristol Tennessee attracts all kinds of retirees from up north, for stretching those meager retirement checks a little further.   Did you notice the empty seats for the Bristol NASCAR race?   What's that a sign of, Mark?

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While I’m hopeful for the future, I understand that a lot of families are still struggling to get back to where they were before the great recession. From town halls and forums in Tazewell, Galax, Martinsville, and Norfolk, to farmers roundtables in Roanoke and Wythe Counties, to my first ever Facebook Live Town Hall, Virginians shared their concerns about healthcare, our broken tax code, and our growing national debt. I’ll be taking their ideas with me to Washington when Congress returns in September. 

We're hopeful too, Mark, that you'll never hold political office again - same goes for Tim Kaine.

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If there’s an issue that’s important to you or a question you’d like to ask, I invite you to send me an email and follow my work in the Senate on Facebook and Twitter. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Mark R. Warner

After the LAST letter I wrote you, came back with a really NASTY response, I got the message, "shut the hell up!".
I've little doubt, the hard working folks in Coal Country would just as soon never see your ugly mug again, since you'll only show up to campaign once or twice, every 6 years - you pompous jerk!
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Re: Senator Mark Warner takes a road trip
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 09:23:24 PM »
If you have to announce you are spending time in your state then you obviously have not bothered spending time in your state.

It must be election time.

 

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