Unemployment: A clear case of cause and effect

Ralph Alter
Ever wonder why Dick Durban and Rahm Emanuel haven't joined the attack on Rick Perry regarding the generation of jobs in Texas? It seems every other frightened Democrat has taken turns piling on.  Perry has developed a potent policy mix of low taxes and minimal regulation that appears to create the perfect potion for a job creating environment. Illinois, on the other hand seems have provided the perfect antidote to job creation. The Illinois Policy Institute reports that Illinois, known in some state histories as "The Sucker State" lost more jobs than any other state in the union last month. After losing 7,200 jobs in June, Illinois lost an additional 24,900 non-farm payroll jobs in July. The report (from the Bureau of Labor Statistics) also said Illinois' unemployment rate rose to 9.5%. This marks the third consecutive month of increases in the unemployment rate. What with favorite son, Barack Obama in the White House, one would think the mountains of stimulus money directed to...(Read Full Post)

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