Unemployment Rate Dropped In Every State That Elected A Republican Gov. In 2010

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    Jul 10, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/07/Unemployment-Rate-Dropped-In-Every-State-That-Elected-A-Republican-Gov-In-2010

    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)]
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    Jul 10, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    Most of these are welfare states, meaning they take in more in Federal taxes than they pay out. Its no wonder with all of the govt sponsored employment.

    Basically, these conservative states are not only social conservatives, they are conservative socialists.

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    Jul 14, 2012 6:54 AM GMT
    Riddler, your ignorance of American govt. shows. I can't speak for Canada, but in the US, there are what are known as weak governor states and strong governor states.

    Take for example, Colorado. It is a weak governor state. He can veto or approve legislation and adminsiters the ex. branch but that is it. The power is held by the Geneal Assembly and most of that power rests with the Joint Budget Committee.

    A strong governor state is one like Va. However, the employment growth is due to Fed. money - again a welfare state.
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    Jul 14, 2012 2:08 PM GMT
    http://www.politifact.com/rhode-island/statements/2012/jul/11/john-robitaille/former-ri-gubernatorial-candidate-john-robitaille-/

    Rated half-true because it leaves out context and in any case, the correlation is debatable between governors and job creation.
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    Jul 14, 2012 2:27 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidhttp://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/07/Unemployment-Rate-Dropped-In-Every-State-That-Elected-A-Republican-Gov-In-2010

    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)]
    Hey Riddler, you forgot about New Jersey. They elected a republican for governor, how did they fare out in the unemployment pictureicon_question.gif
  • Webster666

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    Jul 14, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    Um, unemployment dropped just about everywhere, fool.

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    Jul 17, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    California elected a democrat and its unemployment rate fell from a high of 12.4 to 10.9% (as of April). Michigan was a blue state prior to Snyder. It's unemployment rate fell from 14% to 11.2% prior to Snyder. We would not expect such a drop if it were simply due to politics. In fact the trend lines show that Snyder's election did little to cause unemployment further. We would expect a faster fall of unemployment. The rate doesn't really change.

    With that said, if states did not fire their employees, the rates would be even lower. If the federal government did not trim services to the bone, we would see unemployment rates that would be lower.

    We are SLOWLY growing, but need more of a push to actually get the job done.

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    Jul 17, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
    Inspite of those governors, should read this very misleading title.
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    Jul 17, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidhttp://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/07/Unemployment-Rate-Dropped-In-Every-State-That-Elected-A-Republican-Gov-In-2010

    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)]
    Wow! I guess OBAMA is working on getting the unemployment rates down! Good one him! at least he's actually creatin some jobs! Thanks ridiot!