Applied Liberalism

Liberal, Democrat governor; liberal, Democrat legislature; tax hikes…and what do you get?  From the Illinois Policy Institute:

In a trend that continues to worsen, more Illinoisans found themselves unemployed in the month of July.

Illinois lost more jobs during the month of July than any other state in the nation, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report. After losing 7,200 jobs in June, Illinois lost an additional 24,900 non-farm payroll jobs in July. The report also said Illinois’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.5 percent. This marks the third consecutive month of increases in the unemployment rate.

Illinois started to create jobs as the national economy began to recover. But just when Illinois’s economy seemed to be turning around, lawmakers passed record tax increases in January of this year. Since then, Illinois’s employment numbers have done nothing but decline…

This is entirely unsurprising – in fact, it was predicted in many quarters.  Why on earth should business expand or even remain in Illinois if they are to be taxed higher than elsewhere?  Do you liberals out there really think that higher taxes are just so much water off the business duck’s back?  I mean, seriously – tell us:  did you really expect that things would get better after a tax hike?

Over in Wisconsin the conservative, Republican governor and legislature took the opposite course – and it is paying off in jobs growth.  Anyone want to bet that some of those new, Wisconsin jobs are old, Illinois jobs?  Not like its all that far to move.  This isn’t rocket science – make something more expensive and there will be less of it being used…Illinois made having employees more expensive, so less employees are being used.

As I’ve said before, the dichotomy between the States being governed by liberalism and those by conservatism will be immensely instructive for a generation of Americans.  In practical application, the people are seeing the results.  Those States with the most liberalism are doing worse than those States with the most conservatism…and as time goes on, this will merely become more pronounced…and when the next election rolls around, I think we’ll see some startling results in the liberal States.


28 thoughts on “Applied Liberalism

  1. Cluster September 1, 2011 / 3:37 pm

    I would be interested in hearing people’s opinion on Obama’s insistence that the only date possible to give his lecture on jobs was the same day as the GOP debate. Considering that his vacation took precedence over his “plan”, and that it’s been a week since he’s been back from vacation, it seems strange that he picked that day and time to lecture everyone. In the aftermath of Irene, and considering that Obama told everyone that as soon as he got back from vacation he would unveil his magic plan, wouldn’t yesterday or today be the perfect time to inform the nation on the recovery efforts and to lay out his bold vision?

    This guy is absolutely worthless. His lecture will be nothing more than focus group tested buzz words and more failed keynesian ideas. He could phone this one in.

    • RetiredSpook September 1, 2011 / 5:08 pm

      As Yogi Berra said, “it’s deja vu all over again:.

      Can you imagine what this guy’s poll numbers would be if more people were actually paying attention?

      • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 5:44 pm


        IF people were paying attention barry soetoro would be fighting ICE for deportation to his kenyian homeland.

  2. Green Mountain Boy September 1, 2011 / 5:47 pm

    Illinois Govenor, Pat Quinn won 3 of 102 counties in the 2010 election. Alexander, St. Claire and I’ll let you guess the last one. We are not realy a blue state. Not when one county decides everything.

    • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 6:03 pm

      Teams of dumbed down plantation dwellers “voting” for their freebies and OPM….

    • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 6:39 pm

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      Despite the mass hoax still being promulgated by both the mainstream media and local authorities across America, the First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that it is not illegal for citizens to videotape police officers when they are on public duty.

      “The filming of government officials while on duty is protected by the First Amendment, said the Court,” reports Daily Tech.

      “The filming of government officials engaged in their duties in a public place, including police officers performing their responsibilities, fits comfortably within these principles [of protected First Amendment activity].,” said the Court. “Gathering information about government officials in a form that can readily be disseminated to others serves a cardinal First Amendment interest in protecting and promoting the free discussion of governmental affairs,” stated the ruling, adding that this has been the case all along, and that the right to film police officers is not just restricted to the press.

    • thomasg0102 September 1, 2011 / 6:59 pm

      it’s called population! it’s not our fault most republican kooks live on the farm and chew tobacco!

      real people, live in cities. you might have heard of that little town in Illinois called CHICAGO!

      • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 7:16 pm


        where the MURDER rate exceeds the military deaths in 3 wars?
        detroit? LA, kansas city?
        yup we know ALL about them.

      • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 7:18 pm

        ! it’s not our fault most republican kooks live on the farm and chew tobacco!

        sounds more like the KKK donks to me.

      • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 7:35 pm

        demographics of those big city criminals sasan?

      • thomzasz0102 September 1, 2011 / 8:06 pm

        Ever here of a little thing called prejaduce? real people live in real cities COLLECTING real welfare and voting real democratic.\

        your old AND I win!


      • thomasg0102 September 1, 2011 / 8:07 pm

        once again idiot. only illiterate kids would look at a map and pick the winner of an election based on how many counties he won or lost instead of the POPULATION.

        you can’t be that dumb can you? oh, i almost forgot…you’re a fake marine, so yeh, you are that dumb.

        and your rankings only go to show one thing…we ALL KNOW you don’t like DIVERSITY and our nation as a MELTING POT. you said so YOURSELF. you’re a racist, and that’s ok.

        I just wish you would stop claiming you’re not and just MAN UP ONCE IN YOUR LIFE.

      • thomzasz0102 GT Graduate September 1, 2011 / 8:14 pm

        because counties vote DIFFERENT than people idiot!

        oh, i ALMOST forGOT im a fake German that cna’t spell or speak German that went to GT uh UT and idiot i’m not old. but I don’t have a point.


      • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 8:56 pm


        when all else fails flip the Raaaaacist card, sorry but that card is worn, tattered, bent and delt from the bottom of the deck.
        It has become a joke like the flops who flop it.

      • Dvindice September 1, 2011 / 9:21 pm

        What is a prejaduce?

      • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 9:45 pm

        What is a prejaduce?

        al or je$$e, barry, larry. bwany

      • tiredoflibbs September 1, 2011 / 10:18 pm


        What’s that?

        Ooooh, you mean p-r-e-j-u-d-i-c-e, prejudice.

        What a moron.

      • Caveat Emptor September 2, 2011 / 4:58 pm

        3.When in another’s lair, show them respect or else do not go there.

        You forget your place domo! If you can’t show respect leave!

  3. neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 6:45 pm

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    It has begun, these are their first shots, violence to follow.

    • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 6:52 pm

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      • thomasg0102 September 1, 2011 / 7:29 pm

        ooh, good, another glenn beck website. I am sure they are fair and balanced.

      • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 7:38 pm

        truth is neither fair or balanced.
        refute the stories or STFU

  4. thomzasz0102 September 1, 2011 / 8:11 pm

    and I never PROVE any idiot thing.

    i just make redickulous comments WITH capitel letters as IF I wrote something smart!


    • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 8:53 pm


      thanks for the frankness sasan…. 🙂

    • neocon1 September 1, 2011 / 8:58 pm

      good day fake marine.

      Ok fake American never was punk.

  5. Green Mountain Boy September 1, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    It is a strange world. Us downstaters can live without Chicago. Chicago live without us? Another story. Be interesting to see what happens to the de facto state capitol if the food supply ever got cut off.

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