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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    We're Number 7! We're Number 7!

    By The Wizard of Laws, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 04:07:16 PM EST
    Tags: Enchanted Mitten, jobs, rankings, stimulus, The One, Tinkerbell (all tags)

    Cross-posted in The Wizard of Laws

    Oh boy, the figures are rolling in on The One's stimulus package and that unbelievable recovery we're in! And the Enchanted Mitten is number 7 in the latest rankings!  

    All 50 states have been studied, comparing The One's projection of jobs created through December 2010 with the actual change in jobs through September 2009, using state payroll figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Do you remember the euphoria when The One said we would create 3.5 million jobs? The actual number, when you add up the state-by-state projections, was 3,460,000. Well, the figures are in so far, and it turns out the nation has actually seen jobs decline -- there are now 2,708,600 fewer people working, or a net loss of 6,168,600 jobs, compared to the projection.

    Okay, I know the projection is for December 2010 and we still have a year to go, so it could still happen, couldn't it? After all, we're off to a flying start!

    Here in the Enchanted Mitten, we were projected to gain 109,000 jobs. We've actually lost 137,300, for a net loss over the projection of 246,300 jobs. Still, this fine performance (guess we're just not making enough movies, or green products, or green movies, or whatever) only puts us at 7th worst among job losers. Here are the six ahead of us:

    1. California, -732,400
    2. Texas, -494,300
    3. Florida, -371,100
    4. New York, -326,800
    5. Georgia, -291,900
    6. Illinois, -256,900

    Yes, we're only 10,600 lost jobs behind Illinois, a gap I think Gov. Tinkerbell and the rest of the Lansing think tank can easily close, but we'd better watch out -- Pennsylvania is only 100 lost jobs behind us, and Ohio is lurking in 9th with a net of 230,500 lost jobs.

    I know what you're thinking, and you're probably right. It's not fair to compare Michigan's dismal performance against the failed stimulus, because the Mitten got out in front and started shedding jobs almost as soon as Tink could say, "You're gonna be blown away." But hey, rules are rules, and we have to take the rankings as we find them.

    And so it goes. We're number 7! We're number 7!

    < Future Industry of Michigan | Waiting on the Jobs of Tomorrow >

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    Without a doubt (none / 0) (#2)
    by LookingforReagan on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 06:15:07 PM EST
    Our intrepid Governor, Sister Jennifer Granholm of the Holy Sisters of Money Laundering will snatch defeat from the jaws of even the smallest victory that we the people of Michigan might have a chance at enjoying.Fear not for she has not yet begun to legislate.

    It's a good thing you used some humor (none / 0) (#3)
    by maidintheus on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 10:29:54 PM EST
    in this article.

    It all has to do with your perspective (none / 0) (#4)
    by Rougman on Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 12:40:14 AM EST
    We're number 7 sounds so much better than we're number 43.

    That's just mean (none / 0) (#5)
    by DrDetroit on Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 08:23:37 AM EST
    I really can't believe you are being so mean to Tinkerbell and associating her with the Governor.

    Sure Tinkerbell is a fictitious character and doesn't have feelings, but that is still mean.

    • I agree! by maidintheus, 10/22/2009 09:34:13 AM EST (none / 0)
    Yesterday Joe (none / 0) (#7)
    by BruceB on Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 11:40:00 AM EST
    Yesterday Joe Biden said that the United States is in a Depression, you know the same depression Michigan has been in for the past 6 years!  

    Joe is right! The Stimulus is working as Democrats planned!

    The Democrat Stimulus Plan is driving more and more Americans into unemployment, dependence and dispair! The Democrat Plan is working as the Democrats invisioned! Multiple jobs are being lost day by day with new jobs being created in government, 273,000 jobs at the Federal Government alone just this year!

    This Democrat Plan meant to drive America into Poverty and 3rd World status has worked and now we have a Depression.

    Thank you Joe for finally telling the truth!

    Finally, you have taken full credit for what you and your Democrat cohorts have done to America! You followed the Michigan Democrat plan to unemployment, dispair and poverty!  Thank you Joe!  

    And these Democrats aren't done yet! Cap and Tax and the Health Insurance Takeover will drive us further into dispair and dependence.

    Dependence on what? Democrat big government, forever into the future!

    Sad But True!

    BruceB (none / 0) (#8)
    by Crippy on Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 02:56:17 PM EST
    I think you underestimate Chairman Granholm, I'm sure with a little help from Hussein The Usurper, The People's Republic of Michigan, can overtake California in no time.

    God help us!


    Get off the Tinkerbell thing, will ya! (none / 0) (#9)
    by The Blue Diamond on Mon Oct 26, 2009 at 11:07:36 AM EST
    Hey, you guys really need to get off the Tinkerbell thing because that particular movie character is totally irrelevant when discussing the mess that we have here in Michigan. Why not just call it for what it is - Governor Scamholm. Or, better yet, just refer to it as Scamholm. And hey, LookingforReagan, you definitely have a sharp wit (whoever you are). Ouch! :-)

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