Incredible Statistics

Incredible Statistics – These numbers are staggering!

– Republicans have won 13 U.S. Senate seats and 77 U.S. House seats since President Obama took> office in 2009

– The number of Republican governors has risen from 21 to 31 since President Obama took office (32 if Gov. Sean Parnell holds on in Alaska) — just short of the all-time high of 34 Republican governors in the 1920s.

– When Obama first took office, Republicans held just 3,220 state legislative seats. After Tuesday’s vote, the number stands at 4,111 — a net gain of nearly 900 seats on Obama’s watch. Thanks to the 291 state legislative seats Republicans added in 61 chambers across the country last week, there are now more Republican state legislators than at any time since 1920.

– In 2008, the GOP controlled just 36 state legislative chambers. It soon will control 69 — and voters have given the GOP total control of state government in nearly half the country.

– In 2008, Republicans held both the legislature and governors’ mansion in just eight states. Today, the number is 24.

– By contrast, Democrats now control both the legislature and governor’s office in just seven states, down from 15 before the 2014 election. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, that is the lowest number of states Democrats have controlled since 1860.

NC Moves Up to Third Place

In Case You Missed It

Forbes’ Best States for Business

Note: “North Carolina moves up one spot to third. People have descended on North Carolina for the past decade, and it boasts one of the highest net migration rates in the U.S. Many are chasing jobs. The state’s unemployment rate was stuck above 10% for most of 2009 through 2011, but was down to a recent 6.7% and the outlook is bright. North Carolina has the smallest union workforce in the U.S. in percentage terms. The resulting benefit is labor costs that are 16% below the national average-third lowest in the country. North Carolina has ranked in the top five overall each year of our Best States study.”

Best States for Business

By Kurt Badenhausen

Forbes Magazine

Friday, November 14, 2014

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2014/11/12/the-best-states-for-business-2014/

The national unemployment rate recently dipped to 5.8%, a level last seen in July 2008, but the economic recovery has hardly been robust. Voters went to the polls last week and expressed their dissatisfaction. The economy is the most important factor for voters and seven out of 10 said it is still in bad shape.

Yet, pockets of the U.S. are prospering with strong business climates. You need to head west to find most of these spots. Eight of the top 10 states in Forbes’ annual study of the Best States for Business are west of the Mississippi. Leading the way is Utah, which previously ranked first between 2010 and 2012 before dropping to third last year.

Our Best States ranking looks at 36 data points across six main areas: business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. Business costs, which include labor, energy and taxes, are weighted the most heavily. We relied on 11 data sources; research firm Moody’s Analytics was the most-utilized resource.

North Dakota ranks second overall for a second straight year thanks in large part to the economic jackpot known as the Bakken formation. Production at the shale oil fields exploded over the past five years, and North Dakota is now the second biggest producing oil state in the U.S. after Texas. North Dakota is the leader for job growth (3.9% annually), income growth (3.6%) and gross state product growth (9.5%) over the past five years.

North Carolina moves up one spot to third. People have descended on North Carolina for the past decade, and it boasts one of the highest net migration rates in the U.S. Many are chasing jobs. The state’s unemployment rate was stuck above 10% for most of 2009 through 2011, but was down to a recent 6.7% and the outlook is bright. North Carolina has the smallest union workforce in the U.S. in percentage terms. The resulting benefit is labor costs that are 16% below the national average—third lowest in the country. North Carolina has ranked in the top five overall each year of our Best States study.

Get a Clue John Stewart

Get a clue John,,,  they lost because of the damage they have done, not because of the damage they have not yet done. 

Watching the reverberation this week, by Liberals has been nothing short of the best gift anyone could give !!!

  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/11/07/dkless-h-chickenst-jon-stewart-skewers-obama-and-senate-democrats-for-playing-electoral-gambit/

 

 

Game-On

This afternoon President Obama said that he heard the voters, but he also said he heard the two-thirds of people who didn’t vote. What?

I submit that those words tell us all we need to know about how he plans to govern over the next two years. Same old same old.

It’s your move Mr Boehner and Mr McConnell. President Obama is betting on the two of you blinking first.

His news conference this afternoon was basically one he has given multiple times over the past several years.

Game on