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California has an unemployment rate over 10 percent. Is this an example of liberal policies at work?

☆ElenaDiamond☆ 2012/07/14 14:57:17
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Keep in mind, NJ, DC, Rhode Island all have unemployment well above the national average, and all of those states have liberal or democratic state governments.

9 of the 10 states with the lowest unemployment rates are Red states.

  • States under Democratic control saw an average decrease of 7.7% in the rate of unemployment
  • States under Republican control saw an average decrease of 15.3% in the rate of unemployment, virtually double the improvement of states under Democratic control
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  • Sissy 2012/07/14 15:07:29
    No it isn't.
    Sissy
    +12
    California's problems started long before the present democratic governor ever took office. I believe there was an "Arnold" in there somewhere as well.

    Republicans sure don't give any democrat much of an opportunity to clean up messes they had a huge part in making, do you. We see that all the way to the top. Go figure.

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  • artisth... rightside 2012/07/15 04:23:53
    artistheweapon
    florida produces mainly citrus, while california produces everything from corn to grapes, avocados, which cali leads globally in, to asparagus. flordia has a lot, but california produces more than just a bit more. and the illegal sex slaves come in through arizona, new mexico, and texas, too, its just that california is trying to make it less illegal so it gets far more publicity than the other states bordering mexico
  • rightside artisth... 2012/07/15 04:26:30
    rightside
    True. Still a shame.
  • artisth... rightside 2012/07/15 04:46:30
    artistheweapon
    im sure we get a lot of bad rap for the immigrants and unemployment, but really, its a very complex situation, california. putting it down to statistics is just a bit unfair, just as refusing to admit we have problems is foolish. but as a californian, personally i think we have more to offer than is realized. and thank you for the conversation, ive noticed political banter turns dirty on here...
  • lm1b2 2012/07/14 16:18:07
    Yes this is liberal policies.
    lm1b2
    +4
    Its because of all the signs around saying welcome illegals.,rob us ,kill us,sanctuary for all,free medical,free education,free social services,and gangs for your children to join,welcome all, we are even learning your language,and we love your beans.
  • Incognito lm1b2 2012/07/14 17:54:50
    Incognito
    +1
    Yes. You are ABSOLUTELY right. I am a government worker that puts those signs up along the border every day. The signs say "Welcome to America. No papers? No problem!" ( Yeh, in your dreams!) You are blowing smoke friend. You are merely afraid that you might have to improve your skills to stay employed. Get a life, start opening books.
  • lm1b2 Incognito 2012/07/15 14:11:47
    lm1b2
    I'LL STAND BY MY BLOG amigo,i have relatives living there,your the one whos blowing smoke,Dau !
  • artisth... lm1b2 2012/07/15 04:48:11
    artistheweapon
    um, excuse me sir, but im just wondering if youve ever been to california, or at least how close youve followed californian news? im not trying to be rude, im just curious what makes you say that
  • lm1b2 artisth... 2012/07/15 14:07:52
    lm1b2
    Because I have relatives who live there who are trying to leave the State because the Illegal problem has gotten so bad!
  • artisth... lm1b2 2012/07/15 22:00:49
    artistheweapon
    alright, just wondering. cause we dont really coax them in like that, its just the likelihood of completely sealing the border is pretty much nonexistent, so the policies are changing to make it easier to become a citizen. if its easier to become a citizen, then theres less incentive to just hope the fence illegally
  • lm1b2 artisth... 2012/07/16 19:10:34
    lm1b2
    Thats BS,a lot of Barb Wire,and Armed US solders patrolling would definitely do the trick,don't let them BS you!
  • artisth... lm1b2 2012/07/17 07:31:50
    artistheweapon
    we're just going to cover the entire mexican border with solders? that sounds awfully expensive. not to mention the human mind is ingenuitive. on barricade goes up, find a way around it. i dont mean to be rude, its just it seems like even that plan wouldnt be the most efficient
  • lm1b2 artisth... 2012/07/17 16:58:22
    lm1b2
    Hell of a lot cheaper then supporting the 20 million illegals that are here now Amigo!
  • artisth... lm1b2 2012/07/17 22:35:23
    artistheweapon
    But what would we do about the current illegals than its ridiculous to think we can somehow round even a majority of them up and send them home. Then wed be supporting the current illegals and an espensive border
  • lm1b2 artisth... 2012/07/17 23:01:50
    lm1b2
    You don't have to round them up,just make it impossible for them to get employment Dau!
  • artisth... lm1b2 2012/07/18 00:34:33
    artistheweapon
    that would still be hard to control.
  • lm1b2 artisth... 2012/07/18 13:10:06
    lm1b2
    BS
  • Incognito lm1b2 2012/07/18 13:45:41
    Incognito
    Do you have personal issues? Why are you so concerned with so-called illegal immigrants?
  • lm1b2 Incognito 2012/07/19 15:33:10
    lm1b2
    Because my tax dollars support them,and they depress wages,and this is my Country, and no one is welcome here unless they are invited, especiaally 20 million of them Dau!
  • Incognito lm1b2 2012/07/18 13:44:48
    Incognito
    Those illegals make it cheaper for you to eat your salad, Amigo!
  • lm1b2 Incognito 2012/07/19 15:33:31
    lm1b2
    Dau !
  • Incognito lm1b2 2012/07/18 13:43:41
    Incognito
    Cool, dude! That is right out of the Russian playbook. The army is the answer to EVERYTHING. Right? After they seal the border, then the army (Big Government that many RINO's scream about) would have the American population under control. Get it in your thick-RINO skull! The military is not the answer to anything related to immigration. Hey, I have a thought, how about helping Mexico so the citizens have more incentive to stay!
  • lm1b2 Incognito 2012/07/19 15:34:03
    lm1b2
    Another SH Jerk!
  • Wolverineland 2012/07/14 16:11:56
    No it isn't.
    Wolverineland
    +3
    When one in eight people in the country are crammed into one state eventually your gonna run into an employment crisis.
  • rightside Wolveri... 2012/07/14 16:47:58
    rightside
    Not true. It should be encouraging employment. Its a percentage as it is in any case.
  • Wolveri... rightside 2012/07/14 17:17:38
    Wolverineland
    +2
    It all boils down to construction. When there is no land to build on then construction jobs and spending take a steep decline. If extra land magically appeared then that might encourage employment.
  • #Justic... Wolveri... 2012/07/14 17:33:53
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +2
    The construction jobs also include building/maintaining roads. When a state is cash strapped & the US Congress refuses to advance bills that would provide needed funds for that type of maintenance.

    When companies look to build in localities they want good roads to ship their products on.
  • rightside Wolveri... 2012/07/14 18:33:32
    rightside
    Remember that in Cal, there are always people in retail and the construction is going on all the time. Earthquakes restoration and remodels should be a constant.
  • Wolveri... rightside 2012/07/14 19:19:42
    Wolverineland
    Then why is construction jobs & spending down across the board 12% in both Democratic & Republican controlled districts and don't blame Jerry Brown because for the last 24 out 30 years California has had a Republican governor. Earthquake restoration and remodeling are only as constant as earthquakes.
  • rightside Wolveri... 2012/07/14 21:27:48
    rightside
    Come on, really? Arnold a republican? In name only.
    Every person has a base. They need groceries and clothing and cars and gas and blah blah blah. With the population in cal, there should be plenty.
  • Rebel Yell 2012/07/14 16:05:34
    No it isn't.
    Rebel Yell
    +3
    Republicans have had a play in Cal's demise, too. California appears to be in the same fiscal basket as Latvia. It was once the showcase of America and is now a sink hole. The unintended ill-effects of Proposition 13 that weakened local government is a big player.

    California's business leadership has become more feeble over the past generation. Some members of the business elite, like those who work in Hollywood and Silicon Valley, tend to be too self absorbed and complacent to care about the bigger issues that affect the middle class. The only way Californians can reclaim their state is by regular checks on legislative power since state leaders seem to think economic growth will come with the sunshine, beaches, and mountains.
  • Wayne 2012/07/14 15:52:48
    Yes this is liberal policies.
    Wayne
    +5
    Liberals have destroyed a once thriving and beautiful state. California at one time had the 7th largest economy in the world and the liberal suck machine is why California cities are filing bankruptcies!
  • ☆ElenaD... Wayne 2012/07/14 15:53:20
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    +3
    Yeah, unemployment used to be UNDER 5%
  • Captain Kirk~POTL 2012/07/14 15:51:26
    Yes this is liberal policies.
    Captain Kirk~POTL
    +5
    Absolutely,MI is the same way.MI tells us unemployment is at 8.5 right now but in reality it is closer to 18-20 percent!!
  • Kane Fernau 2012/07/14 15:41:42
    Yes this is liberal policies.
    Kane Fernau
    +6
    Detroit is an even better example.
  • ☆ElenaD... Kane Fe... 2012/07/14 15:53:45
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    +2
    Indeed, yet the rest of the state, where GOP is in charge it is much lower.
  • John Hall 2012/07/14 15:37:22
    Yes this is liberal policies.
    John Hall
    +4
    It's mostly democratic/liberal state so I would think that the left is taking Cali down .
  • #Justic... John Hall 2012/07/14 17:37:59
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +1
    Wasn't Cali in bad shape under Schwartzenegger also? Personally, I believe there's a lot of reasons Cali is struggling & I'm not willing to make a political party the #1 (or sole) reason for it.
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/07/14 15:31:50
    No it isn't.
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +4
    How many of the states with low rates are Right to Work states?

    I don't know what the basis is for calling a state "red/blue." It's also possible that some red states have less business/industry to begin with, therefore always a lower rate by no matter what the economy is doing.

    Bottom line for me is I don't think the "policies" of either party are putting many people to work. Government doesn't hire, companies do. If they aren't, they either can't or won't. If they can't, gov't is probably partly to blame; if they won't, it's blackmail.
  • ☆ElenaD... jubil8 ... 2012/07/14 15:54:16
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    +1
    The basis is how they primarily vote, democrat or republican. Red is Republican, Blue is Democrat.
  • #Justic... ☆ElenaD... 2012/07/14 17:40:39
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +1
    Then how come Schwartzenegger was at the helm for so long? I hardly think Republicans move into a state for a set period of time & then leave, therefore causing the swings between the two major parties.

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