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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    And the new Granholm-Cherry unemployment rate is...

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 03:18:41 PM EST
    Tags: Granholm-Cherry, unemployment, 2010, Cherry (all tags)

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    So.... (none / 0) (#1)
    by DrDetroit on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 03:21:56 PM EST
    Nationally unemployment increase by 0.1 points, while in Michigan it increased by 1.1 points.

    Ouch! (none / 0) (#2)
    by grannynanny on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 03:27:49 PM EST
    Can you imagine what unemployment will be if Con and Tax and Healthcare Reform is passed?  

    Yet Another Outstanding Michigan First! (none / 0) (#3)
    by TheShekel on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 04:03:10 PM EST
    With the Detroit Area now at 16.3% we're likely first in the nation in unemployment right now.  

    Yet again Democrat policies and practices bear bitter fruit.

    No wonder Prez. B.O. was... (none / 0) (#4)
    by KG One on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 04:04:40 PM EST
    ...pushing his latest pie-in-the-sky proposal yesterday.

    People out of work = politicians out of work

    hmm (none / 0) (#5)
    by quigonjames on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 04:10:00 PM EST
    COME ON 20%. WOO-HOO. Oh, nevermind. :(

    Is it Safe to Say... (none / 0) (#6)
    by DMOnline on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 04:27:33 PM EST
    ...Michigan is no longer in a "single-state recession" but is in a very real "single state DEPRESSION"?


    Train Wreck? (none / 0) (#8)
    by kenmatesevac on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 06:15:29 PM EST
    You know how they talk about how you can't take your eyes off a train wreck?  I think I'm feeling that phenomenon right now.

    Hmm . . . (none / 0) (#9)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 07:35:14 PM EST
    John Engler succeeded Jim Blanchard as Michigan's Governor, inheriting a state workforce of 4,665,641 and an unemployment rate of 8.1%.  His administration was characterized by privatization of state services, tax reduction, educational reform, welfare reform, and major reorganization of executive branch departments.  During his last term, Governor Engler's policies actually had the state's workforce up to 5,174,837 and the unemployment rate down to 3.2%.

    Jennifer Granholm succeeds Engler as Governor, and has so far proceeded to steadily reduce Michigan's workforce to a current (as of May) level of 4,848,828 and steadily raise unemployment to . . . well . . . that ugly looking number above.

    And let's keep in mind what that number doesn't include:

    • Illegal immigrants - because you have to be here legally to count as a statistic for much of anything

    • Families who've left this state while they can - current estimates have that rate at one family every 12 minutes

    • People who've just given up and gone onto the state's welfare rolls

    • Workers who are quite content with a part-time (< 35 hrs/wk) job - because only full-time employment counts as being "employed" in this metric

    John Cherry swears that Granholm's record is worth running on, and that he'll be quite happy to run on it.  Very well then, we shall see to it that he's just as blown away as the rest of us.

    She's only got another year or so (none / 0) (#10)
    by thejmfc on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 02:10:52 AM EST
    ... so I doubt she'll reach that magic 20% number.  Still, she's "blown away" all expectations so far.

    Maybe 20 (none / 0) (#11)
    by DrDetroit on Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 07:15:49 AM EST
    Unemployment was in the 9s in November.  

    GM is expected to layoff another 6,000 people.  I'm sure the suppliers and rest of the industry will follow suit.

    I don't think 20% is unreasonable fto get to before January 2011.

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