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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 11, 2011

A million new jobs are a million new jobs, whether you're talking about drilling rig workers and pipefitters, or receptionists and gasoline station cashiers. Again, with 14 million Americans looking for work, we think adding a million new jobs before the end of the decade would be a big deal. That's worth talking about, hence the current ad campaign that grabbed the Post's attention.

As for the "wide array of businesses" asking government to "approve their big mergers or lower their taxes," we're not one of them. Basically, the oil and natural gas industry wants government to let it do what it does well: search for and develop energy while also creating jobs and generating tax revenue for government.

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