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Excellent: All GOP Governors Elected in 2010 Reduced Unemployment

rick1907 Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 12:12 PM
Ok, here we go with another idiot (Nawlins again, sorry kid) who is still singing the tired old song that there's no diff between the parties. All one has to do is look at the votess in the US congress the last few years to see that isn't so. Look at the Holder contempt vote. Almost strictly along party lines! So is THAT what qualifies them as the same? That sort of declaration is not rooted in reality.
nawlins72 Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 12:23 PM
rick, really? So where is the reduction in government spending and expansion of powers during the Republican administrations? Oh, that's right. NOWHERE. They spent MORE than previous administrations. Government grew MORE under Republican administrations than previous administrations.
brimley Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 12:26 PM
Not in Republican controlled Indiana
traitorbill Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 12:34 PM
Obama has shrunk government?
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 12:36 PM
Nawlins: Come into the present day.
So which party do you think will NOW address spending?
Marie150 Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 12:43 PM
Nawlins we all agree that not all Republicans are Conservatives or Libertarian in their thinking or habits. But to take our party back is going to take time and patience and involvement. Do not look to be instantly gratified.
nawlins72 Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 12:46 PM
MacQ, Republicans are definitely TALKING about the spending issue, but when you get to the specific plans, there is not much there. Republicans are as wedded to the State as Democrats. They won't touch the biggest problems of SS, Medicare and military spending, but they will talk up a storm about trivial spending programs like "bridges to nowhere" or NEA funding (all of which need to die, but are not even rounding errors in government spending).

Some awesome news: all 17 states that elected a Republican governor in 2010 has seen a reduction in their unemployment levels. In just over a year and a half since those new executives took office, these states have seen some serious improvement:

Kansas - 6.9% to 6.1% = a decline of 0.8%

Maine - 8.0% to 7.4% = a decline of 0.6%

Michigan - 10.9% to 8.5% = a decline of 2.4%

New Mexico - 7.7% to 6.7% = a decline of 1.0%

Oklahoma - 6.2% to 4.8% = a decline of 1.4%