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Sev
07-11-2012, 04:37 PM
Looky there.
WV is number 48.

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<span style='font-size: 23pt'>Republicans dominate “America’s Top State for Business” list
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As if we need any more proof that reckless spending and high taxes impede economic growth, CNBC’s new survey, America’s Top State for Business, is another indictment of progressive economic policy. The survey finds that Texas – for the third time in five years — is the most accommodating state for business. And it’s no mystery why.

We already knew that Texas, which, over the years has instituted a number of free-market economic reforms, leads the nation in net creation of jobs with 410,400 between May 2007 and May 2012. In the meantime, 41 states have yet to reach their pre-recession job levels. California, for instance, has lost 891,200 since the recession started in 2007.

You’ll also notice similarities between states that rank high on the CNBC list — namely that most of the leadership in those states supports economic policies that mirror the national Republican platform.

Here are the top 20 most-friendly business states according to CNBC:

1.Texas
2.Utah
3.Virginia
4.North Carolina
5.North Dakota
6.Nebraska
7.South Dakota
8.Colorado
9.Georgia
10.Wyoming
11.Minnesota
12.Iowa
13.Idaho
14.Indiana
15.Kansas
16.Tennessee
17.Wisconsin
18.Oregon
19.New Hampshire
20.Arkansas

Seven out of the 10 states featured in the top 10 have both Republican governors and legislatures. By contrast, within the bottom dwellers, six of 10 have Democrat monopolies on state government.

The top 10 features two Democrat governors — and John Hickenlooper of Colorado, it should be noted, is about as business friendly as any politician can be in today’s Democratic Party. In the top 20, there are only five Democratic governors.

It would be too simplistic to make a snap judgment about states because they happen to have Republican leadership. It is indisputable, however, that most of the top states that occupy the top of the list feature lower tax burdens, little union power, and bureaucratic regimes that are less inclined to get in the way of economic growth.

Here are the bottom 10 states:

40.California
41.New Jersey
42.Louisiana
43.Delaware
44.Connecticut
45.Nevada
46.Mississippi
47.Alaska
48.West Virginia
49.Hawaii
50.Rhode Island

CNBC compiles the list using 51 criteria — developed with the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness. It doesn’t only weigh factors that some perceive as ugly capitalistic ventures (deregulation, for instance). The CNBC survey also takes into account quality of life, infrastructure, transportation, education and other issues that are supposedly neglected by Republicans governors who adhere to fiscal conservative policies. Hardly.

(Updated to reflect that there are two, not one, Democratic governors in top ten.)
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LWW
07-11-2012, 06:16 PM
Just because you can prove it doesn't prove a thing.

Qtec
07-11-2012, 11:44 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fact 2: Blue states are net payers, meaning residents pay more in income tax than they get back from the federal government, while red states are net recipients. Only one red state pays more into the system than it gets. </div></div>

<span style="color: #990000">The Red states are DEPENDANTS!!!! </span>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> There is a very strong correlation, then, between a state voting for Republicans and receiving more in federal spending than its residents pay to the federal government in taxes (the rust belt and Texas being notable exceptions). In essence, blue state residents are subsidizing those in red states. <u>Both red and blue states appear to be acting politically in opposition to their economic interests.</u> Blue states are voting for candidates who are likely to continue the policies of red state subsidization <span style='font-size: 14pt'>while red states are voting for candidates who profess a desire to reduce federal spending (and presumably red state subsidization)</span>. </div></div>

Q

Gayle in MD
07-12-2012, 04:40 AM
I studied this article a good while before commenting.

It's a crock.

When Pollution, and other health considerations, number of people with health care, environmental and wealther threats, education ratings, of actual student scores through high school, along with percentages of graduates who attend college, availability of public services are considered, Texas would be far, far from the top. One of the most polluted states in the country. And some of the most severe weather in the states.


Other states as well are not reasonably rated as far as being a 'nice place to live'...

Additionally it's been shown here a number of times that the flyover states, and some Red/Conservative destination states, get the most money from the Federal Government. Several, are states represented partially by the Blue Dog cabal.


G.

Qtec
07-12-2012, 05:43 AM
Texas might be good for business but they are bad for workers.

This is a state where 26% don't have HC insurance. Its almost a 3rd world country.

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Gayle in MD
07-12-2012, 06:08 AM
The very states that whine about the ACA, are the same states that most drive up costs for the rest of Americans.

The very Red states which yap about the big bad government, are the top states with their hands out for Federal aid, after they get hit by the growing radical weather, brought on by the very global warming, which they deny.

The very same people who whine about overpopulation, support the very party which is trying to outlaw birth control, and deny women their right to have an abortion.

The very states where the Tea Party zealots organized, are the same states most in need of ACA, Federal spending from FEMA, disastrous natural disasters, ....go figure?

They vote against their own best interests. Brilliant folks, those Tea Bagging flyovers, huh? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

G.

Grapenut
07-12-2012, 06:21 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Just because you can prove it doesn't prove a thing. </div></div>

The Kool-Aid is cold and inviting. Don't believe me ? Here, taste it.

Nut