Red, Blue, and Unemployed Too

The June 22, 2009 issue of National Review had an interesting little sidebar article showing the current unemployment rates compared to how areas voted in Presidential elections. What it shows that the longer an area voted Democratic in the Presidential elections the higher their unemployment rates were. On the flip side the longer an area voted Republican the lower their unemployment rates were.

Granted this is a simple cause and effect type of argument, but it does raise some interesting questions. The main one for me is does Democratic policies cause undesireable economic effects? On the surafce it sure looks like.

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