Skip to comments.Alabama leads job recovery, but Obama touts Michigan
Posted on 04/23/2012 8:20:58 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
Two states Michigan and Alabama are jointly leading the nation in the difficult race to force down unemployment rates.
Both states have reduced their unemployment rates by 2 points since last March, putting them well ahead of most other states, such as California (down 0.7 points), Florida (down 1.7 points) or Nevada (down 1.6 points).
But President Barack Obama has ignored Alabamas recovery while repeatedly boosting Michigan, whose unemployment rate of 8.5 percent is well above the 7.3 percent rate in Alabama.
In fact, Obama has boosted Michigan with his massive multi-billion dollar auto bailout, and hampered Alabama with lawsuits.
Obama directed his lawyers in the Justice Departments Civil Rights Division to halt a major element of Alabamas unemployment reduction program the popular and bipartisan immigration reform law that requires residents to show work eligibility, which has opened up many jobs to Alabama residents since June 2011.
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And the state has produced the last three national champions in football.
Isn’t Bama a right to work state?
Union thugs vs Rednecks? Hmmm I get it.
Being a right to work state is part of it. But once the immigration law was passed, unemployment dropped almost 2% in the following 3 months.
1. Which state's jobs were "purchased" with dollars "taken" from other hardworking citizens across America;
2. Which state's jobs came about by individual citizens risking their own dollars by creating jobs?
Absolutely, and I actually had an 8th grade civics teacher bring that point up in class . . . back about 1970 or 1971. I'll bet they don't talk about it now.
Please add me to your MI Ping list.
That is awesome. Both are fine examples for other states to follow.
If not for Holder’s peeps and union thugs, Michigan could/would be a red state. Lots of good ol’ rednecks up here too.
We’re a GOP run state but we still have a whole herd of timid RINOs in Lansing.
Oh you got that right CC.
Too bad, because we have a decent conservative base here once you get past the groups I mentioned. Great numbers in Lansing, except the RINO content you referred to.
What about Bakken, North Dakota?
Huge gains using horizontal drilling and fracing. With a 3.1 or 2 % unemployment rate and 3rd highest oil output behind Texas and Alaska, it is a boom state.
I'd quibble with the characterization of "hard right." But merely saying good-bye to Jenny was a move in the right direction (double entendre intended).
Of course, Obama would more be likely to praise Michigan than Alabama. It's got more electoral votes and is considered a battleground state while 'Bama is definitely Republican in the upcoming presidential election.
Hard right? Not exactly. Maybe center to center right on social, but on fiscal issues, we’ve moved from communist to center-left. Snyder and Bolger aren’t great, and Richardville is worse. They have had enough of the MEA, but there’s lots of work to be done.
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