Proof Of GOP Failure: 9 of 12 States With Highest Unemployment Are Run By Republicans

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New state unemployment statistics revealed that the fastest way to sink an economy is to vote for Republican candidates.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “North Dakota had the lowest jobless rate in October, 2.8 percent, followed by Nebraska, 2.9 percent. West Virginia had the highest rate, 6.9 percent. In total, 20 states had unemployment rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 5.0 percent, 12 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates and 18 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.”

Here are the 12 states with a higher than the national average unemployment rate of 5.0%:

1). West Virginia (D) (6.9%)

2). Alaska (R) (6.4%)

3). Arizona (R) (6.1%)

4). Louisiana (R) (6.2%)

5). Nevada (R) (6.6%)

6). Alabama (R) (5.9%)

7). Georgia (R) (5.7%)

8). New Mexico (R) (6.8%)

9). Mississippi (R) (5.9%)

10). North Carolina (R) (5.7%)

11). Oregon (D) (6.0%)

12). California (D) (5.8%)

States with Republican governors tend to lag behind the national economy. The fastest way for voters to kill economic growth is to vote a Republican into office. The one thing that the Republican states on the list all have in common is that they have implemented the conservative economic policy of tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations.

To the surprise of no one, cutting taxes for those at the top in these states has not resulted in the magic job creator fairy raining jobs down from the skies on to the hard working people below. Republican economic policies do not create jobs.

The country is watching the Republican presidential candidates promise to use the same policies that are failing at the state level if they get into the White House. The struggles of red states to perform at the level that President Obama has national economy humming at should be a red flag for voters.

President Obama has righted the economic ship, and the fastest way to sink the boat would be to let Republicans steer the country straight into the trickle down iceberg.