Nov 5, 2010

Passing a Growing Michigan on to the Republicans in 2011


Tuesday’s election made no sense when you consider that President Obama and the Democrats lifted the country out of the Bush Recession – the longest and deepest since the Great Depression – that created by the Republicans.

Time after time voters said their No. 1 priority was jobs and the economy, and federal Republicans said their No. 1 priority was defeating President Obama in two years. The only good news is we finally have job growth, although not fast enough for voters, but Republicans are already trying to take credit for it, despite blocking every single effort to improve things.

To combat that and so we don’t forget, I am reposting this post from the Muskegon Critic over at Blogging for Michigan called “Passing a Growing Michigan on to the Republicans in 2011.”

As we move into a Republican controlled...well...everything in Michigan, it's important to take a stand on various narratives.

One narrative I'm personally keen on keeping on the burner is that job growth in Michigan began a full year before many of the Republicans in 2011 even got elected in 2010.

From March 2000 on, Michigan lost jobs almost continuously until 2005. From 2000 to 2003 under Governor Engler we lost 283,000 jobs before Granholm even took office.

Job growth picked up in 2005 and 2006 and then the massive recession hit in 2007 and we lost jobs for 37 consecutive months until January 2010 when many of Granholm's efforts to diversify our economy and lure new industries here began to bear fruit.

In the first nine months of 2010, Michigan added 65,204 jobs. The largest January to September nine month jump in job growth since 1997 when we gained 68,535 jobs in the same time frame during the Booming 90s. The largest economic expansion in American history.

Michigan's Democratic leadership combined with a sound partner in the White House helped pull Michigan from the brink and restore us to job growth in 2010.

Ford is making record profits and is hiring again in Michigan.

General Motors is hiring again, setting up a factory in Lansing to make, get this, small price and feature competitive Cadillacs.

Advanced battery manufacturing plants are opening in Michigan, employing thousands.

General Electric is hiring 1100 people in its new R&D facility near Detroit.

So when the Republicans move into Lansing...they're moving into a state that's already growing...already on the mend...already creating jobs.

Hey Republicans! Try not to SCREW IT UP!

23 comments:

brad said...

we are out of the recession? since when?

Johnny C said...

Asking a Republican not to screw things up is like asking Godzilla not to step on Tokyo. I bet that Vulture like creature Nolan Finley will be using these numbers for giving Gov. Made in China a second term in office.

Communications guru said...

Since June 2009. It was in all the papers.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international-business/US-came-out-of-recession-in-June-2009-says-NBER/articleshow/6594546.cms

brad said...

Oh because the Times of INDIA says so. I didnt know that.

How about lets look at Forbes.com yeah you know, that company.

http://blogs.forbes.com/investor/2010/11/05/look-at-the-real-numbers-the-recession-never-ended/

and the real unemployment number is closer to 17% see this from the from HUFFPO yes HUFFPO. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-thornton/the-real-unemployment-rat_b_773810.html

this fantasyland of dems ending a recession and being the greatest governing body every is pretty crazy thinking. but to each their own right?

brad said...

oh yeah, your chart is off too. nice how you left off the last 6 months with the revised rates. i really wish it wasnt as crappy as it is.

Communications guru said...

No, because the National Bureau of Economic Research said it was over, and it’s a fact.

Communications guru said...

The chart is correct, brad. According to the AP, “Companies created more net new jobs in October than in any month since April.”

It was the 10th straight month of increased hiring in the private sector. And it was the first overall increase in jobs since May. The layoff of temporary census workers had depressed the payroll figures over the summer.’


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101105/ap_on_bi_go_ec_fi/us_economy

Not Anonymous said...

This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.

Here's two reports on the state of the economy. One from 2002 and the other from last year. All about Michigan. You'll notice that the information is positive during the Engler years and depressing during the Granholm years.

Engler took a state that was falling in 1991 and in his 12 years, had everything in the positive up until the terrorist attack on 9/11.

Granholm took a state that had slowed down and beginning in 2003 when she took office she started destroying this state. People have left because they've given up on Michigan. Michigan was in a one state recession and remained there. It wasn't 37 consecutive months of Michigan having the highest unemployment rate. It was 40 consecutive months.

What is most notable about all of the writings on this blog and apparently even the other he's copying from is that no credit is given to the voters for their choices. This election according to these socialist Democrats is all due to money. This blog apparently thinks that people can't think for themselves, but must be bought through advertising. What he fails to mention is that the Socialist Democrats spent more money this year than the Republicans did.

But don't take my word for it. Read for yourself.

http://www.senate.michigan.gov/sfa/Publications/Issues/StateRevenueTenYears/StateRevenueTenYears.pdf

http://www.michiganadvantage.org/cm/files/Reports/EconRep.pdf

Not Anonymous said...

This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.

Here's two reports on the state of the economy. One from 2002 and the other from last year. All about Michigan. You'll notice that the information is positive during the Engler years and depressing during the Granholm years.

Engler took a state that was falling in 1991 and in his 12 years, had everything in the positive up until the terrorist attack on 9/11.

Granholm took a state that had slowed down and beginning in 2003 when she took office she started destroying this state. People have left because they've given up on Michigan. Michigan was in a one state recession and remained there. It wasn't 37 consecutive months of Michigan having the highest unemployment rate. It was 40 consecutive months.

What is most notable about all of the writings on this blog and apparently even the other he's copying from is that no credit is given to the voters for their choices. This election according to these socialist Democrats is all due to money. This blog apparently thinks that people can't think for themselves, but must be bought through advertising. What he fails to mention is that the Socialist Democrats spent more money this year than the Republicans did.

But don't take my word for it. Read for yourself.

http://www.senate.michigan.gov/sfa/Publications/Issues/StateRevenueTenYears/StateRevenueTenYears.pdf

http://www.michiganadvantage.org/cm/files/Reports/EconRep.pdf

Communications guru said...

You are such an idiot. How much control does a governor have on an economy when they can’t control monetary or trade policy? It’s important to remember who was in the White House that crated the great economy Engler benefited from. I wonder when was the last time the U.S. had a balanced budget. When you answer that, anonymous coward, you will have your answer as to why Engler enjoyed such a great economy. Gov. Granholm, and the country, was saddled with one of the worst U.S. presidents in history.

I like the link to the Senate Fiscal Agency as a source, but perhaps you should have actually read it, you idiot. Perhaps you can’t read. In only the third paragraph, you get the answer to Michigan’s woes:” “These job and income losses are primarily due to the faltering domestic auto industry.”

Man, are you stupid.

I failed to mention “that the Socialist Democrats spent more money this year than the Republicans did” for two reasons, first, anonymous coward, there is no such thing as a Socialist Democrat in the United States, and that is just a false, Republican smear, and second, it’s simply not true.

Once again, anonymous wimp, I am still waiting for you to back up your outrageous lie that we were “nearly shoulder to shoulder once.”

brad said...

here is what obama and the repubs should do but wont. i think this would be quite the fix for all. its also supply side economics in theory and again would work. http://freenj.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-obama-can-fix-it-all-but-wont.html

as for recession, the only thing i concede is that statistically yes, but it is inflated because of govt spending which isnt helping yet. dont come back with some BS saying it is, because it isnt. if it really were over the economy wouldnt be stagnant as it has been and not improving. if you have job numbers up great? the real unemployment number is still terrible and isnt showing signs of rebounding.

Communications guru said...

Sorry, I only read the first sentence where it said, “a doctrinaire bureaucracy loving 'big labor' liberal like Obama.” After I read that lie, I saw no reason not to believe the rest of the rant was also a lie.

It’s not inflated, if you read the AP report that said, “It was the 10th straight month of increased hiring in the private sector. And it was the first overall increase in jobs since May. The layoff of temporary census workers had depressed the payroll figures over the summer.”

Unemployment always lags a recovery, but there is no doubt we are out of the recession and heading in the right direction because of the President’s policies and despite nothing but obstruction from Republicans.

Not Anonymous said...

Ahh, yes. Governors don't make policy. Your famous words. Problem is that you claim that Granholm cleaned up the mess Engler left, when there was no mess. Engler cleaned up the mess Blanchard left. He took an umemployment rate that Blanchard left of 9.8% and turned it to an unprecedented 3.9%. Granholm fixed that mess though. She moved it from 3.9% to 15.6%. When she leaves next month, it will still be at 13%.


Obviously, you didn't read the reports. You cherry picked one line that sounded good when twisted.

Unfortunately, Snyder is Granholm lite. So while things will get better, it's probably going to be four years of sputtering growth.

The one good thing about Snyder is he's not a destructive force like Granholm.

The really sad thing is that Obama will probably take Granholm and let her bury this country's economy again. Our only hope is the Republicans if they stick to their guns.

But regardless, the one thing that I said is that you Socialists Democrats don't trust the American people. You don't think they can think for themselves, so you'll whine for the next dozen years or so about how stupid the American people are.

Bachmanm has it right. Matthews leg isn't tingling any longer.

Communications guru said...

Who said Governors don't make policy? Not me. The policy they don’t make is monetary and trade policy, the two things that affect the economy.

That is correct, she cleaned up the Engler mess. Engler was collecting property taxes early and raiding the rainy day fund to balance the budget and left her a deficit.

I didn't read the entire report, but I obviously read more than you did. How did I twist the line?

The fact is things are getting better, thanks to President Obama and Democrats. In fact, that was the point of the entire post. Glad to see you agree. As for the outsourcer not being a “destructive force” we don’t know anything about him, but what we do know is that Granholm was not a “destructive force.”

“Obama will probably take Granholm and let her bury this country's economy again?” What the hell does that mean? President Obama dug us out of the Bush recession.

Once again, anonymous coward, there is no such thing as a Socialist Democrat in the United States, and that is just a false, Republican smear, and second, it’s simply not true.

Michelle Bachmanm? As dumb as she is, she’s smarter than you. The fact is President Obama is still a leader.

Once again, anonymous wimp, I am still waiting for you to back up your outrageous lie that we were “nearly shoulder to shoulder once.”

The said...

You state who was in the White House during Engler. It was the GOP congress in 1994 that passed the balanced budget not the President.
I see your Dem congress would not even vote on the budget this year.
QUIT WHINNING, as Obama would say I won you LOST. Deal with it.

Johnny C said...

The
It was Bill Clinton that rose taxes on the top 2% not the GOP control house. When Republicans win everyone loses.

Communications guru said...

“It was the GOP Congress that passed the balanced budget not the President?” True, but it was the President Clinton’s budget they passed. I know you want to re-write history, but perhaps you will remember when your boy Newt shut government down over the budget. I remember it because I was in the military then and didn’t get paid. The President won that one.

I’m not whining. Whining would imply I just sat back and did nothing. I canvassed every single weekend from the last weekend in August, except when I took a Saturday off after my mother died. I’ll make sure I hit more doors in 2012.

Not Anonymous said...

Clintons budget? That's hilarious. Clinton was asked about it constantly and he had said "we might be able to balance the budget in 7 years"..then he changed it to nine years, 4 years, 5 years and so on.

I'd suggest that you not step out in traffic. As blind, and deaf as you are, you'd never survive a walk across the road.

Communications guru said...

Like I said, who was the last President to balance the budget? Answer: President Bill Clinton.

I debunked your lie that “Democrats spent more money this year than the Republicans did.” I notice when I catch you in a lie, which is often, you are silent.

Once again, anonymous wimp, I am still waiting for you to back up your outrageous lie that we were “nearly shoulder to shoulder once.”

Not Anonymous said...

You never debunk anything. You always get the last word, but that doesn't mean that you've debunked anything. Normally, I don't come back to the same thing after I've made a comment. I already know that if I say it's raining outside, you'll come back later and say 'no it's not".

I've just been home with a cold all weekend so I've come back. But the weekend is over, so when you come back and say that the weekend isn't over, I'll never know it, because I don't come back to this writing again. If I wasted my time answering every silly thing you'd say, I'd be too tempted to be like you and move into my mothers basement. I prefer to be an adult.

Communications guru said...

“Normally, I don't come back to the same thing after I've made a comment?” Another lie.

As usual, you duck the question, so I’ll ask it again.

I debunked your lie that “Democrats spent more money this year than the Republicans did.” Are you going to admit it, anonymous coward? Let me provide a link that debunks your lie.
http://liberalmedianot.blogspot.com/2010/11/conservative-and-republican-third-party.html

As for this “mother’s basement” bullshit; I, unlike you, don’t hide behind an anonymous name, and my address is in the book. You should really not post when you’re drunk. You an adult? That is funny. You are just an anonymous wimp.

Once again, anonymous wimp, I am still waiting for you to back up your outrageous lie that we were “nearly shoulder to shoulder once.”

brad said...

Look at what I found, it pretty much shows you are full of it. http://cr4re.com/charts/charts.html#category=Employment&chart=JOLTSSept2010.jpg

Communications guru said...

I stand by what I wrote. I didn’t get my info from a blog like you did.