I’m Sure It’s Just A Coincidence

Unemployment dropped in every state that elected a Republican governor 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.

On the other hand, the unemployment rate in states that elected Democrats in 2010 dropped, on average, as much as the national rate decline and, in some states such as New York, the unemployment rate has risen since January of 2011.

The three states with the best results?

Michigan – 10.9% to 8.5% = a decline of 2.4%
Florida – 10.9% to 8.6% = a decline of 2.3%
Nevada – 13.8% to 11.6% = a decline of 2.2%

So raising taxes and increasing spending won’t cure unemployment? I’m shocked!

8 thoughts on “I’m Sure It’s Just A Coincidence

  1. Ferrell Gummitt

    You mean the “Vote for Me and give me free stuff” philosophy doesn’t work. THE SHOCK.

    Heh, IL is number 40. And whom is our Governor? Pat Quinn – a Democrat.

    No coincidence whatsoever.

  2. chiefjaybob

    Ferrell, ya got that wrong. Our governor is Mike Madigan. Whoops. Still a dem. Never mind.

  3. Wyatt Earp Post author

    Ferrell – Illinois is becoming more of a political cesspool every darn day.

    CJB – And probably a big fan of tax raises.

  4. John D

    “…in some states such as New York, the unemployment rate has risen since January of 2011.”

    And yet our illustrious governor, Andrew Cuomo, enjoys record approval ratings. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the local media isn’t reporting on the state’s unemployment rate. Out of sight, out of mind.

    1. Jon Brooks

      I read that NY is leaking population like a sieve leaks water. When only the idiots that like him are left his popularity will sadly be at 100%.

  5. Wyatt Earp Post author

    Old NFO – Imagine if Obama wins in November.

    John D – It’s funemployment, dontcha know?

    Jon – The only ones left will be those who rely on the government for every aspect of their life.

Comments are closed.