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Correlation or causation?! :o)

So, is it any wonder in two of the states where liberals and progressives despise governors' Walker and Perry, that their efforts have resulted in the most PRIVATE SECTOR job growth in recent state histories?!

"Bucking a lackluster hiring trend nationally, Wisconsin added an estimated 12,900 private-sector jobs from May to June - the largest single-month gain since September 2003.

Gov. Scott Walker touted the best job numbers since he took office in January by traveling to Milwaukee to deliver them in person, a departure from the state's custom of issuing the monthly jobs report in a news release."


"Walker noted that job growth in Wisconsin effectively accounted for about half of the new jobs in the nation in June, an abysmal month for job creation.

The state had a net total of 9,500 new jobs in the month, because a decline in government employment offset some of the gains in the private sector. Nationally, Walker said, 18,000 new jobs were created last month - 57,000 gained in the private sector minus a drop of 39,000 in government payrolls."


"Wisconsin accounted for half of US jobs in June."


Texas Governor Rick Perry is doing an amazing job as well!!

"According to the Dallas Fed, Texas generated 43 percent of the net new jobs in the United States from June 2009 through May 2011 — an enormous share when you consider that the Lone Star State accounts for about 8 percent of the nation's economy."

Texas long has been the most robust jobs engine in the country, and its policies and practices deserve deeper reflection. Some say, for example, that an increase in education funding 25 years ago lifted the quality of the work force.

"That set the table for job expansion," Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Mitchell Schnurman has asserted. (But budget pressures in Texas are forcing education spending to go in the other direction.)

"Also deserving of further exploration are the strict lending guidelines Texas banks instituted after the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s. Those standards spurred institutions to keep larger capital reserves and take on fewer problem mortgages than were seen elsewhere in the country. As a result, the state emerged relatively unscathed from the most recent real estate meltdown.

At the same time — and this, of course, is the tough part for those on the left to swallow — it is clear that the state's limits on taxes, regulations and lawsuits are contributing to the job machine."

But you won't hear about those successes in Mother Jones, The Progressive, on MSNBC or any other lamestream media outlet...who would rather blame GW Bush and any "right wing" conservative before him for the mess that the DEMOCRATS and currently the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION has caused!!! 

So, would you say that eliminating the stranglehold that UNIONS have had in state and large employment sectors and increasing PRIVATE sector employment is the way to go?! 

As Florida Governor Marco Rubio recently stated...what this country needs is more taxpayers, not more taxes!!

Answer Question

Asked by LoriKeet at 10:30 AM on Jul. 22, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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    Compare the two states. MN added more jobs. The unemployment rate is lower.

    Lets have a contest! WooHoo.

    Minnesotans aremostly Democratic, "progressive" and our Democratic Governor wants to tax the wealthy in Minnesota. How about that?I think Walker is a jerk---so  is Perry.  Just a few words from the :-)


    Answer by minnesotanice at 10:44 AM on Jul. 22, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • Obviously businesses are running to business -friendly states to set up shop. That with a lower cost of living makes a more comfortable environment for employees. I am sure the common sense of it all will evade those that are anti - WI & TX and pro-union.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:44 AM on Jul. 22, 2011

  • FYI, Gerp. The so called 'enemy' has to actually pose a threat. You, m'dear, are no threat.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:46 AM on Jul. 22, 2011


    Obviously not enough private sector jobs. Perry is still unhappy about the demise of jobs associated with the JSC-

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:30 AM on Jul. 22, 2011

  • It's a huge business and will cause more unemployment. Not only in Texas, but also in Florida. We visited KSC and were told by our tour director the direct impact that ending the space missions will have on their area. As it is, many of the workers were in the 'aged' demographic and they probably don't work a full schedule. Supplementing their SS won't be an option.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:37 AM on Jul. 22, 2011

  • Obviously not enough private sector jobs. Perry is still unhappy about the demise of jobs associated with the JSC-

    So 43% of the nations jobs being created in one state isn't enough?! I guess, he should just raise taxes, and encourage more union growth, and then destroy the education budget...that will teach those pesky liberals!! Ugh.

    What has Obama done to encourage PRIVATE SECTOR employment?! Oh right, nothing, because to do so would be shooting himself in the foot with his progressive, pro nanny government base!

    Comment by LoriKeet (original poster) at 11:56 AM on Jul. 22, 2011

  • Compare the two states. MN added more jobs. The unemployment rate is lower.

    Would those be UNION jobs or PRIVATE sector jobs?! You do realize that private sector employers pay taxes right...and those taxes support your sorry butt!!

    Comment by LoriKeet (original poster) at 11:57 AM on Jul. 22, 2011

  • LK- LOL- still a union member, or did you stand up for what you believe in and quit that evil job, with the evil representation, paycheck, benefits, pension?

    The money or the convictions?shrugging


    Answer by Sisteract at 12:01 PM on Jul. 22, 2011

  • Minnesotans aremostly Democratic, "progressive" and our Democratic Governor wants to tax the wealthy in Minnesota. How about that?

    Actually, in comparing 2009 to 2010(, for instance)~ Minnesota: Republican/Conservative Affiliation has increased while Democratic/Liberal affiliation has decreased( even down from 2008/2009 numbers)... Minnesota isn't even in the top 10 liberal states of the nation... In stating "mostly", if you look at the stats, Republicans are barely 5% behind Democrats... And Conservatives account for 16% more of MN's than Liberals...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:45 PM on Jul. 22, 2011

  • Ohh and Minnesota economy/jobs has NOTHING to do with government... Minnesota headquarters around 40 or so of the TOP revenue producing PRIVATE corporations/ publicly traded companies in America... Take Honeywell, for instance... Why are they doing so well? They increased their profits, most recently because of global development. But if many liberals had their way~  Shouldn't Honeywell be punished for their expanding overseas operations?  Or does Honeywell join GE in the liberal free pass zone?  Sure, Honeywell, General MIlls, etc HIRE MN's, then send them to the oversaes plants on business trips to train, travel, and develop their overseas operations...  Then they come back to corporate in MN, till the next job.  Research the dynamics of the "game"...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:58 PM on Jul. 22, 2011

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