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Maybe it's his boyish charm and good looks? Because Obama's policies sure aren't doing wonders for the Garden State.
Jobless rates for New York, Connecticut and New Jersey all climbed in July, with New Jersey seeing its highest unemployment rate since 1977, according to data from the three neighboring states on Thursday.
New Jersey's jobless rate rose for the fourth month in a row, to 9.8 percent, up from 9.6 percent in June and from 9.4 percent in July 2011, according to preliminary numbers from the state Department of Labor.
New York's unemployment rate also increased from both June and the year-earlier month, rising to 9.1 percent. In June the jobless rate was 8.9 percent, and a year-ago July it was 8.2 percent, the state reported.
In Connecticut the unemployment rate climbed to 8.5 percent from 8.1 percent in June, but was down from 8.9 percent a year-ago.
For New York City, whose financial industry is the economic engine for the tri-state region, unemployment was unchanged at 10 percent in July, but still above year-ago levels when it was 9 percent, according to the data from the state's Labor Department.
Democrats were quick to blame Chris Christie for our state's abysmal jobs outlook, but when viewed regionally it's hard to miss the overal picture. Sadly though, mentioning the party affiliation (and presidential endorsements) of Andrew Cuomo, Dan Malloy, and Mike Bloomberg doesn't fit the narrative, so they'd rather we didn't talk about the tri-state area as a whole.
When taken together NJ, NY, and CT are three of the highest taxed states in the nation. It's no wonder then that businesses are retrenching, they're fearful of Taxmageddon, a regulatory climate which strangles everything it touches, and a political class hell-bent on demonizing success.
So what do the voters in this state do? They embrace the anti-business, no-growth policies of Barack Obama by a whopping 13 percent margin. I guess they like living on the dole, or the edge, or some combination of the two.
Remember this graphic?
Recovery Summer, my ass.
I don't get it. There isn't anyone in my neighborhood who can honestly say
they're better off today than they were 4 years ago. But Romney backers are
harder to find than Bigfoot. Misery loves company? Because if you like misery,
Obama is definitely your man.
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