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The stats don't lie, do they? So, as my title suggests, go ahead and try and refute them, Republicans.
The graphic, which I found on Facebook, is based upon this piece that former governor Jennifer Granholm of Michigan wrote in Politico two days ago. Perhaps her most interesting point, when it comes to unemployment, is that it is the tea partiers that are driving up the unemployment rate by a full percent:
So why the high unemployment rate? Largely because of public-sector job cuts — most in states that saw new GOP governors and legislatures elected in 2010 slash budgets for teachers, public safety and other service functions. Without these cuts, the Labor Department estimates our unemployment rate would be at 7.1 percent. Not the 8.1 percent it’s at now.
I say let's just hit them with the facts and see them flail around trying to explain why their failed economic policies should get another chance to ruin our economy. As Governor Granholm writes:
“In God we trust,” one often repeated maxim says, “all others bring data.”
Here's the data, Republicans. Go and have your best shot at it.
Originally posted to Mets102 on Thu May 17, 2012 at 11:41 AM PDT.