Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Facts vs. Republican Lies

* According to an article in the Youngstown Vindicator, Mark Munroe of the Mahoning County GOP, noted that "states with right-to-work laws have stronger economies than those without them."  Mr. Munroe must be trying to make us leave Ohio for those fun, happy, right to work states.

 The Republican Party uses the following right to work states as examples of economic growth. Next to these popular examples used in Republican talking points, are their latest unemployment rates, as provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Alabama 8.1%    Arizona  8.1%    Arkansas 7.2%    Florida  8.5%     Georgia  8.7%

Indiana  8.0%     Mississippi  8.9%     North Carolina  9.3%      South Carolina  8.6%

 Which of these 'right to work' states looks economically attractive for a family of four? I'll write more on this later.

*  President Obama is holding strong against the Republicans and their desire to protect the rich. The White House has listed the spending cuts already made by President Obama here.

The next time your Republican co-worker or brother-in-law go off on saying that President Obama has been spending too much, you should put this chart in his face---

(from and Congressional Budget Office (CBO), nonpartisan analysis for the U.S. Congress Office of Management and Budget (OMB) MarketWatch, The Wall
 Street Journal:)

Spending chart