On Friday, Reuters reported that all but two states saw a drop in unemployment rates than where they were in April 2011. That’s great news. My take away is that despite all the campaign rhetoric based on misrepresentations Mitt Romney and his party are throwing at us, coupled with the GOP’s determination to disrupt or stop any of the President’s economic proposals, President Obama’s plans are working (including Ohio, Nevada and Florida).
“According to Labor Department data released on Friday, New York’s rate rose to 8.5 percent, marking the third month in a row in which New York was the sole state with an unemployment rate higher than the year before. Rhode Island’s was the same as in April 2011, 11.2 percent.
Compared with March, jobless rates fell in 37 states and the District of Columbia, rose in five, and were unchanged in eight states. North Dakota again notched the lowest rate, 3 percent. “[….]
This wouldn’t be a problem for Romney if his campaign was based on facts including a consistent clear message and plan to improve upon what’s already taking place. Sadly, Romney has nothing, forcing him to create economic scenarios that don’t exist, or embark on feeble attempts to take credit for the President’s accomplishments. There was a time when this sort of pandering to the public may have worked. In today’s world of instant replay, such tactics by Romney make him look ridiculous and small.