If You Like Michigan's Economy, You'll Love Obama's

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    Despite the federal government's growing economic dominance, individual states still exercise substantial freedom in pursuing their own economic fortune -- or misfortune. As a result, the states provide a laboratory for testing various policies.

    In this election year, the experience of the states gives us some ability to look at the economic policies of the two presidential candidates in action. If a program is not playing in Peoria, it probably won't work elsewhere. Americans have voted with their feet by moving to states with greater opportunities, but federal adoption of failed state programs would take away our ability to walk away from bad government.

    Mr. Obama would spend all the savings from walking out of Iraq to expand the government. Mr. McCain would reserve all the savings from our success in Iraq to shrink the deficit, as part of a credible and internally consistent program to balance the budget by the end of his first term. Mr. Obama's program offers no hope, or even a promise, of ever achieving a balanced budget.

    Mr. Obama would stimulate the economy by increasing federal spending. Mr. McCain would stimulate the economy by cutting the corporate tax rate. Mr. Obama would expand unionism by denying workers the right to a secret ballot on the decision to form a union, and would dramatically increase the minimum wage. Mr. Obama would also expand the role of government in the economy, and stop reforms in areas like tort abuse.

    The states have already tested the McCain and Obama programs, and the results are clear. We now face a national choice to determine if everything that has failed the families of Michigan, Ohio and Illinois will be imposed on a grander scale across the nation. In an appropriate twist of fate, Michigan and Ohio, the two states that have suffered the most from the policies that Mr. Obama proposes, have it within their power not only to reverse their own misfortunes but to spare the nation from a similar fate.

    If You Like Michigan's Economy, You'll Love Obama's - WSJ.com
     
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    Michigan's economy is bad because the auto industry is going bankrupt.

    Isn't this obvious?
     
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    What about Ohio and Illinois?
    And the auto industry is dead because the dems killed it.
     
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    Instead of conjecture and half-truths, please take a look at the following link.

    It's the 2008 overall rankings of America's Top States for Business and it factors in numerous variables to form a comprehensive look at which state is the best to do business in.

    America's Top States for Business 2008 - Overall Rankings- CNBC.com

    And let's also remember that it is the governor of a state who dictates the economic climate much more so then a senator.
     
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    This is silly. The American auto industry's decline has nothing to do with the Democrats.

    The American auto industry is in trouble because their cost structure is too high, they have been losing market share and put too much of a bet on gas guzzling SUVs. But mainly the first one.
     
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    One of the reasons Toyota located a new plant in Canada is because they have universal healthcare, and we don't.

    Whose fault is THAT?
     
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    The Canadians, of course.

    Selfless bastards.
     
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    Obama hasn't been president for the past 8 years. I fail to understand how his policies have failed the families of Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois. Are you by chance confusing him with Bush. Bush is the white guy who never met a sentence he couldn't butcher. Obama's the black guy and not only can think but can articulate what he thinks. Big difference....
     

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