Red States Out Perform Blue States On Economy

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, May 23, 2013.

  1. pspr


    Texas outperformed every other state in the nation on jobs and growth over the past decade, according to the latest annual report on state economic performance released Thursday by the American Legislative Exchange Council. Michigan came in dead last.

    The rankings are based on state GDP growth, population shifts, and changes in non-farm payroll jobs between 2001 and 2011.

    The ALEC report also finds that Utah has the best economic outlook this year, and Vermont the worst.

    In fact, of the 10 states that had the best economic performance over the past decade, all but two — Nevada and Washington — are solid red states, based on the past four presidential elections. Other top economic performers include Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, Idaho and Arizona.

    At the other end of the spectrum, all but two of the worst-performing states are solidly blue. In addition to Michigan, bottom-dwelling states include New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The only non-blue states in the bottom 10 were Ohio and Missouri.

    "States with lower taxes and less regulation outperform those that pursue Keynesian-style public policies," said study co-author Jonathan Williams, who is director of ALEC's Center for State Fiscal Reform. "And people are voting with their feet in favor of these states."

    In addition, of the 10 states expected to do best economically this year, only two — Virginia and Florida — aren't solidly Republican.

    And of the 10 states expected to fare worst, all but one — Montana — are solid blue states.

  2. Housing. In the future, housing will again run up in a blue state because no one wants to live in a red state.

    Stephen Hawking is still alive.
  3. pspr


    That's it? That's all you've got?
  4. You think the oil in the ground knows if it's in a blue or red state ????
  5. Let's just cut to the chase.

    It's the blacks and mexicans that are draining the country dry and they will continue to vote Dem as long as they can get more free stuff from the government.
  6. What's the deal with the poverty in the republican southern states?


    What?!! The South can't pray it away!?!?!
  7. Lucrum


    Democrat voting parasites mostly. How many GD times do we have to go through this dumb ass?

  8. Who's stepfanie hawking and what does she have do with the US economy?
  9. Ya think maybe, just maybe, they vote democrat because republican policies don't produce economic growth?
  10. Inside joke regarding IBD.

    How Stephen Hawking Proves That Investor's Business Daily's Editorial Page Tells Lies

    Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford. He currently teaches at the University of Cambridge. Oxford and Cambridge have something in common: They're both in England. Which makes this editorial in Investor's Business Daily unfortunate indeed.

    ----------- People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless. -----------

    Sigh. You could write some long response to the rest of the lies and distortions in that IBD editorial, but the more appropriate reply is to just warn people against ever reading the editorial page in Investor's Business Daily. It's not just that they didn't know that Stephen Hawking was born in England. It's that the underlying point was wrong, as you'll note from the continued existence of Stephen Hawking. They didn't choose an unfortunate example for an accurate point. They simply lied.
    #10     May 23, 2013