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Gina
07-09-2012, 10:19 AM
Link (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/07/Unemployment-Rate-Dropped-In-Every-State-That-Elected-A-Republican-Gov-In-2010)


In 2010, influenced by the Tea Party and its focus on fiscal issues, 17 states elected Republican governors. And, according to an Examiner.com analysis, (http://www.examiner.com/article/new-republican-governors-rapidly-bringing-down-unemployment-their-states) every one of those states saw a drop in their unemployment rates since January of 2011.

Since January of 2011, here is how much the unemployment rate declined in each of the 17 states that elected Republican governors in 2010, according to theExaminer:

Kansas - 6.9% to 6.1% = a decline of 0.8 [percentage points (11.6 percent)]
Maine - 8.0% to 7.4% = a decline of 0.6 [percentage points (7.5 percent)]
Michigan - 10.9% to 8.5% = a decline of [2.4 percentage points (22 percent)]
New Mexico - 7.7% to 6.7% = a decline of [1.0 percentage points (13 percent)]
Oklahoma - 6.2% to 4.8% = a decline of [1.4 percentage points - (22.6 percent)]
Pennsylvania - 8.0% to 7.4% = a decline of [.6 percentage points (7.5 percent)]
Tennessee - 9.5% to 7.9% = a decline of [1.6 percentage points (16.8 percent)]
Wisconsin - 7.7% to 6.8% = a decline of [0.9 percentage points (11.9 percent)]
Wyoming - 6.3% to 5.2% = a decline of [1.1 percentage points (17.5 percent)]
Alabama - 9.3% to 7.4% = a decline of [1.9 percentage points (20.4 percent)]
Georgia - 10.1% to 8.9% = a decline of [1.2 percentage points (11.9 percent)]
South Carolina - 10.6% to 9.1% = a decline of [1.5 percentage points (14.2 percent)]
South Dakota - 5.0% to 4.3% = a decline of [0.7 percentage points (14 percent)]
Florida - 10.9% to 8.6% = a decline of [2.3 percentage points (21 percent)]
Nevada - 13.8% to 11.6% = a decline of [2.2 percentage points (15.9 percent)]
Iowa - 6.1% to 5.1% = a decline of [1.0 percentage points (16.4 percent)]
Ohio - 9.0% to 7.3% = a decline of [1.7 percentage points (18.9 percent)]

This was not the case for states that elected Democrats in 2010. For instance, the unemployment rate in New York actually went up. On average, states that elected Republican governors in 2010 saw their unemployment rates decrease at a faster clip than states that elected Democrats and the unemployment rate at the national level did.

This is yet another example of how the so-called "blue state" model is not working.

*an earlier version of this article incorrectly relied on an analysis that mistook a decline in percentage points for a percent decline.

:smile-new:

noonwitch
07-13-2012, 03:10 PM
MI and FL numbers look particularly good, although Florida was replacing a republican with another republican.

txradioguy
07-13-2012, 04:31 PM
Interviewing Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Iowa), O'Brien mentioned his state's low unemployment rate and asked "Do you think that the governors get the credit for that or shouldn't President Obama get the credit for that?" She phrased the question as though Obama should not only receive some, but the whole of the credit for the state's low unemployment.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/07/13/soledad-obrien-thinks-obama-not-governors-should-get-credit-states-low-u

http://robinbrown.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/double-facepalm1.jpg

Rockntractor
07-13-2012, 04:44 PM
That's because they push the old unemployed people off cliffs!

ThinkingBig
07-13-2012, 05:22 PM
Link (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/07/Unemployment-Rate-Dropped-In-Every-State-That-Elected-A-Republican-Gov-In-2010)



:smile-new:


So the GOP is spending that stimulus money and giving out Government jobs.

Good to know.

AmPat
07-13-2012, 05:26 PM
So the GOP is spending that stimulus money and giving out Government jobs.

Good to know.
OK, I'll play. Given this to be true, why didn't the DIM Governors do the same? :rolleyes:

txradioguy
07-13-2012, 05:28 PM
So the GOP is spending that stimulus money and giving out Government jobs.

Good to know.

Which means if what you sputtered were actually the truth...they did more with the stimulus money than your beloved Obama did.

Retread
07-13-2012, 05:34 PM
So the GOP is spending that stimulus money and giving out Government jobs.

Good to know.

You are assuming something not in evidence - in fact easily proven incorrect. The fact that most, if not all of the stimulus went to the states that voted dim. Therefore the GOP guvs didn't have stim money to spend.

Gina
07-13-2012, 07:03 PM
The only way Obama gets credit is if all states saw a drop. They didn't. Sorry Charlie.

Wouldn't it be nice if TB ever backed up something he spews?

Retread
07-13-2012, 08:29 PM
The only way Obama gets credit is if all states saw a drop. They didn't. Sorry Charlie.

Wouldn't it be nice if TB ever backed up something he spews?

It would be fantastic if anything he ever said was factual......

Gina
07-13-2012, 09:31 PM
It would be fantastic if anything he ever said was factual......

Now he's gone for a month, whatever shall we do?

:party:

Retread
07-13-2012, 09:34 PM
Now he's gone for a month, whatever shall we do?

:party:

Better....

JB
07-14-2012, 08:50 PM
OK, I'll play. Given this to be true, why didn't the DIM Governors do the same? :rolleyes:Kick.

ETA: OK, just saw he's bounced. Lucky him. I don't see how he could answer that question. Any other CU libs want to take a crack at it?

JB
07-14-2012, 08:53 PM
If she wants to give Barry credit for the work of the R governors then in the cities where the murder rate is highest I am going to give Barry credit for that too.

Gina
07-14-2012, 10:16 PM
If she wants to give Barry credit for the work of the R governors then in the cities where the murder rate is highest I am going to give Barry credit for that too.


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