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Unemployment Rate Dropped in Every State That Elected A GOP Gov. in 2010

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posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 06:20 AM
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** That's the headline of the article .. not my headline.

Why do the states that elected a Republican gov. in 2010 have a drop in unemployment that is DOUBLE that of the rest of the country? Is it because of GOP govs, or is it because of Obama's economic policies, or is it something else? Perhaps just a coincidence? Just a fluke? ATS - debunk or verify as you wish ...

Unemployment rate dropped in every state that elected a GOP 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, every one of those states saw a drop in their unemployment rates since January of 2011. Furthermore, the average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to the national decline of .9%, which means, according to the analysis, that the job market in these Republican states is improving 50% faster than the national rate.


Could the 'Right to Work' status be a factor? Perhaps.

List of Right To Work States

A Right to Work law secures the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. However, employees who work in the railway or airline industries are not protected by a Right to Work law, and employees who work on a federal enclave may not be.


Kansas - Republican GOV & Right to Work State
Maine - Republican GOV
Michigan - Republican GOV
New Mexico - Republican GOV
Oklahoma - Republican GOV & Right to Work State
Pennsylvania - Republican GOV
Tennessee - Republican GOV & Right to Work State
Wisconsin - Republican GOV
Wyoming - Republican GOV & Right to Work State
Alabama - Republican GOV. & Right to Work State
Georgia - Republican GOV. & Right to Work State
South Carolina - Republican GOV & Right to Work State
South Dakota - Republican GOV& Right to Work State
Florida - Republican GOV & Right to Work State
Nevada - Republican GOV & Right to Work State
Iowa - Republican GOV & Right to Work State
Ohio - Republican GOV

The unemployment rate is 8.2% (although the real unemployment rate is up around 18%). All of the above listed states have a lower than average unemployment rate except for Michigan, Georgia, S. Carolina, Florida and Nevada.




posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 08:09 AM
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reply to post by FlyersFan
 

Conservative policies.
Little or no government intrusion
Lower taxes
Encourage private businesses to grow

*bazinga*



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 08:14 AM
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But what about GOP run states that have GOP governors that weren't elected in 2010?

Here's state by state unemployment:

www.bls.gov...

Highest is Nevada. GOP Governor. Rhode Island is next. Their Governor is independent. Interesting. California has a Democrat. NC is Democratic. DC has no Governor, but for the sake of argument the mayor is a Democrat. New Jersey and SC are both Republican. So are Georgia and Mississippi.

So, of the states with the worst unemployment rate, almost all of them have GOP Governors.

So, what then does this mean? The Southern states that traditionally vote Republican have also traditionally been the poorest.

Mitt Romney would have you believe that Obama is responsible for the rosier jobs report, as he quietly asked Republican Governors to downplay job growth in order to make Obama look bad.

The reality is that our politicians have little effect on the job market, and they all know it. Right now our economy is shaky because of the worst case of bankster fraud in history, perpetrated thanks to deregulation of the banking indistry by both Democrats and Republicans, and the global economy, over which our elected officials have no control.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 08:17 AM
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These states don't have "conservative" Governors, they have "Republican" Governors.

There's a huge difference.

There are very few members of the GOP that are fiscal conservatives.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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Being a current resident of SD I have to tell you that it is no real problem at all to find a job. I think our unemployment rate it currently at 4.3% Here in SD we understand that if you cant afford it you dont buy it and you certainly dont make other people pay for it and those are the kind of representatives we vote for.

The one black spot is Tim Johnson (D) one of out 2 state senators. I think that the only reason he's still in there is because he gets the sympathy vote since his stroke. Certainly isnt because he is a fiscal or social conservative.
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posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 09:36 AM
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Nevada went from 13.8% to 11.6% = a decline of 2.2%





posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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I often wonder if the GOP business leaders are not holding jobs hostage - a 'get back at you' to the public for electing Obama.

I can't help but think that. It doesn't make sense really - just b/c you elect a REPUBLICAN doesn't mean there's unicorns and rainbows the very next day. All change takes time....except for making up one's mind - that can happen very quickly.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by hadriana
I often wonder if the GOP business leaders are not holding jobs hostage - a 'get back at you' to the public for electing Obama..

How could they do that???
I really don't see the logistics of it.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 10:18 AM
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Unemployment Rate Dropped in Every State That Elected A GOP Gov. in 2010

God help me...the BS is neck deep.

...in how many states in the US has the "Unemployment Rate Dropped" since the 2010 elections?

PERHAPS ALL???

And why is it that Conservatives suddenly take the Unemployment numbers as gospel??? I thought none of the numbers were real???





June 15, 2012

Compared to a year ago, unemployment has decreased in 49 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Only one state, New York, saw higher unemployment compared to last May.

Nevada again led the states, posting the highest unemployment rate for May.

[REPUBLICAN GOVENOR Brian Sandoval]

However, at 11.6%, Nevada’s rate has decreased significantly from May 2011, when the unemployment rate was 13.7%.

Both Nevada and Michigan saw unemployment drop by 2.1 percentage points over the year, while unemployment decreased by 2.0 percentage points over the year in Florida and Mississippi.

Overall, 28 states experienced statistically significant decreases in unemployment from a year ago and rates are down in 49 states compared to May 2011.

California added the most jobs for the month, increasing employment by almost 34,000 jobs. Ohio added 19,600 new jobs and New Jersey saw employment rise by 17,600 jobs.


www.ncsl.org...
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posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 10:38 AM
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When the economy hemorrhaged jobs under Bush, it wasn't his fault. It was the Democratic Congress. When the economy adds jobs now, it's not Obama, it's Republican governors. Clinton's economy was great because the policies of the previous Republican administration FINALLY kicked in. It's all B.S.

The Bush tax cuts led to less jobs being created than any administration in recent history. Neither Obama nor Romney can fix the economy.

We're constantly reminded that we live in a Capitalist society. (Remember? Because Obama is going to make us Socialist, say the people who clearly can't define that word.) The free market is what is causing the financial woes. The volatility of world markets is a huge factor. Neither Obama or Romney or some Tea Party Governor can do a thing to change that.

This is all diversionary noise.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Haha...you beat me to it.

Not hard to make that claim when unemployment has dropped across the board.

What a ridiculous claim the OP is making...when all states (except one) have had a decline in unemployment...it's absolute garbage to make a claim like the OPs title.


But these type of claims are for the gullible and uninformed...the target audience for GOP propaganda.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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I also think these newly elected GOP governors also moved to shorten unemployment benefits. When people drop offf the rolls they are no longer counted. So how much of this so called improvement was a result of actual jobs created rather than the dropping off issue?



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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Now if we can just get the Michigan governor to cut welfare payments. Let's start with 5%. You get cut 100% after 4 years so people are finally heading south at a rapid rate. Our little city from hell dropped 10% in the last 3 years another 30 or 40% and we might se some progress



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 11:54 AM
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Even funnier...While GOP Govenors are eager to clamor to take credit for the Job Gains...Romney wants them to shut-up!

Romney Campaign Said to Ask Scott to Downplay Job Gains


Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign asked Florida Governor Rick Scott to tone down his statements heralding improvements in the state’s economy because they clash with the presumptive Republican nominee’s message that the nation is suffering under President Barack Obama

www.bloomberg.com...


Oh....the irony!



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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Conservative policies.
Little or no government intrusion
Lower taxes
Encourage private businesses to grow


Only for Christians. Nobody else need apply.



posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by jtap66
The free market is what is causing the financial woes. The volatility of world markets is a huge factor. Neither Obama or Romney or some Tea Party Governor can do a thing to change that.

This is all diversionary noise.



Partially correct. People do credit the government with too much ability to effect the markets, but that is not to say that they can not or do not. The government effects free markets as much as a referees effect the outcome of games. If they are doing their job well, they go largely un-noticed. If they are corrupted..they can alter the rules of the game or exert bias toward certain players. They can choose to let a soccer match descend into a an utter brawl and not call a single foul or they can make repeated biased calls for one team over another in exchange for payola. They can decide that a goal scored by team X equals 100k in take home and a goal scored by team Y equals 75k. etc. etc.
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posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 11:59 AM
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reply to post by FlyersFan
 

yeah that is great damn that stimulus money worked


www.salon.com...



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by xtrafar76
reply to post by FlyersFan
 

yeah that is great damn that stimulus money worked


www.salon.com...



Yep... And there's the answer.
Government Stimulus. The republicans say outloud
we don't want fed help .
And then quietly take the money and say "look what WE did !".
Please.



posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 12:26 PM
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One answer people falling off the unemployment rolls that are no longer counted.



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