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As Labor Day approached, we couldn’t help but think about Augusta employment lion Bill Hatcher, who started MAU Workforce Solu­tions in 1973 – now one of the nation’s largest independent staffing firms.

Hatcher’s far-flung company, now run by his son Randy, has found employment for hundreds of thousands. What an indescribable legacy to them and their families – the gift of a livelihood, of bread on the table, of the dignity and self-respect of hard work, of meaningful careers. He taught often desperate clients how to fish.

Job creators aren’t much in fashion today. They’re reviled by protests and politicians, and taxed and regulated almost out of existence. But businesses can be dream factories. Bill Hatcher, who passed away in July, was a dream catcher.

This newspaper and its readers knew Hatcher as a fierce patriot with values of steel and a growing concern over the trajectory of the country he loved. Our challenges are only mounting.

As Bill Hatcher knew all too well, meeting them will take a lot of work.

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chascushman
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chascushman 09/02/13 - 10:38 am
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'As Labor Day approached, we
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'As Labor Day approached, we couldn’t help but think about Augusta employment lion Bill Hatcher, who started MAU Workforce Solu¬tions in 1973 – now one of the nation’s largest independent staffing firms."
Why are you giving Mr. Hatcher credit. The lying commie in the WH will tell you Mr. Hatcher did not create all those jobs that the gov't was mostly responsible.

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Rhetor 09/02/13 - 01:14 pm
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First, give me a break, entrepreneurs aren't creating many jobs these days, but they are thriving and much of their income is utterly tax-free. If you're rich and being taxed out of existence, you just need a better accountant. Second, in your Labor Day editorial, can't you even pretend to care about America's workers? Have a great picnic.

chascushman
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chascushman 09/02/13 - 02:04 pm
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" First, give me a break,
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" First, give me a break, entrepreneurs aren't creating many jobs these days, but they are thriving and much of their income is utterly tax-free."
rhetor, the article is about starting a business thus creating jobs for other people. And it is not about the rich being taxed to much but about how business can't not succeed because of taxes. Perhaps if you better educate yourself about running a business you would make more sense.

chascushman
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chascushman 09/02/13 - 02:10 pm
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"First, give me a break,
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"First, give me a break, entrepreneurs aren't creating many jobs these days"
rhetor, you are correct on this one. The reason the entrepreneurs are not creating jobs is because of regulations, taxes, the unaffordable heath care law but one big reason is they know the lying commie in the WH is doing everything against them.

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corgimom 09/02/13 - 07:40 pm
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Nobody is creating jobs

Nobody is creating jobs because nobody has any MONEY.

They are too busy putting gas in their cars.

When Walmart announces that they aren't going to meet sales projections and profits, the country is in bad shape.

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KSL 09/02/13 - 11:14 pm
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Corgi

Ever been self employed? I think not.

We get up everyday and we create a job for ourselves. And depending on what transpires, work for others.

And we don't have to. We are beyond retirement age. But I have been responsible for almosr $1000 worth of work for someone in the last week.

How about you?

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