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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Griper Blade: GOP = No Jobs II

Depression era billboard - 'Jobless men keep going, we can't take care of our own'
It was a weird coincidence. I was planning on writing a follow-up to a post I wrote last week -- "GOP = No Jobs." And what do I wake up to? A very informative comment to that very post telling me that it's the same story in South Carolina. Things are tough all over, but nowhere are they so tough as in those states with new or incumbent Republican governors.

To bring you up to speed, the original post spelled out how the Republican word of the day -- "austerity" -- is actually synonymous with increased unemployment. When you cut spending, you're cutting people. And when you oppose new spending, you oppose new jobs. This is inarguably true. You can't fight math. We can argue over whether this is a good idea or not (I'll take "not"), but no one can truthfully argue that cutting spending doesn't cut jobs, thereby increasing unemployment.

I bring all this back up and revisit the post because all is not lost here. While Republican governors grandstand on the "no new jobs" platform, the White House plays hardball -- and reality is their leverage...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]

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