‘What Should the President’s Focus Be for the Next Four Years?”

‘What Should the President’s Focus Be for the Next Four Years?”

Interviews by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant “I want him to not raise taxes and maintain low regulations on businesses. Any businessman wants that. Maybe he should rebuild the infrastructure of the nation to bring more jobs. That will spur the economy, so it will grow.” Patrick Burns Owner of Wet Paint Company, Oswego “We look at what’s in our community, but no matter who is sitting in the seat of the President, they’re looking at the whole country. There may be a reason for why they see it that way, whether the information they receive from other politicians, meeting with communities all over the country. I would really love to see the economy pick up in the sense of jobs coming back. We’ve lost many, many businesses. If you go through some of these malls, they’re empty. Nobody goes to the few stores that are there. If we don’t have businesses, we don’t have jobs. If people don’t have jobs, they can’t find housing or go to college for education to better themselves. There are a lot of moving pieces when it comes to not having access to good paying jobs.” Reynald Ortiz, Jr. Executive director of Syracuse Model Neighborhood Corporation,

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