New Hampshire's unemployment rate broke 5 percent in January. That's bad for New Hampshire. But other New England states would love to have a rate that low.
By December, Maine and Vermont already had unemployment rates at 7 percent or more, and Massachusetts was nearly there at 6.9. Rhode Island had the worst rate in the country: 10 percent.
How does little old New Hampshire keep so many of its people employed? Easy. Our government takes as little money as possible out of the productive private sector, where the jobs are created.New Hampshire shed about 10,000 jobs in 2008. That number would've been a lot higher if we had a government that taxed its businesses and people as heavily as our neighbors do.
I like to say that I'm not the smartest guy in a room so I watch what the smartest guys do and emulate that.
Do you think there's a democrat somewhere watching what red areas are doing and maybe imitating that or are they just too damn smart for that?