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  • madmonsoon20 madmonsoon20 Jul 29, 2011 7:17 AM Flag

    Red States creating 90%++ of new jobs, wonder why...

    States are becoming fed up with the union’s stranglehold on their economies and are throwing them out or, at the very least, cutting off most of their power. The same is happening in formerly Democratic strongholds like New Jersey and Wisconsin, and the states are seeing immediate results. People are finally seeing a correlation between huge state budget deficits and large union benefits and are taking steps to ends this. As a result, the Democratic parties in many of these states are taking a big hit, and it’s about time. It will be interesting to see how much power the unions will lose in the 2012 election. I think it will be a lot. And that will be good for Republicans and very good for the country.

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    • Be very wary of making those kinds of correlations. Many of the states you mentioned are drowning in oil and natural gas revenues and that geology is not political in nature. Also, there are recall elections scheduled for Wisconsin and the new Ohio governor is about as popular as a skunk at a dinner party. Further, Tea Party activists like Bachmann are making themselves look very stubborn and foolish during this debt ceiling argument. So, 2012 will tell a lot but don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

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      • they are just doing what their constituents voted them in to do...cut spending and no new taxes.

        As to poorly performing states, the booby prize goes to Connecticut, which after eking out small early gains has lost 9,000 seasonally adjusted jobs in the past two months. Only a fool would believe that this result has nothing to do with Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s poor public policy choices since he took office this year.

        And your point is that the fact that every single one of the 10 of the best states for jobs are red or “newly red” is pure coincidence? Do you happen to play poker? Can we arrange a high-stakes game? Please?

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