Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This is All You Need to Know About Federalism

P.J. O'Rourke famously said, "You can't get good chinese takeout in China and cuban cigars are rationed in Cuba. That's all you need to know about communism." In these United States we can see the effect of stupid policies unveiled in one state, but not others and take note. (I wasn't thinking of Romneycare, but that's not a bad example either.) This is the beauty of federalism.

In January 2011, a massive tax hike was enacted in Illinois by the Democratic controlled legislature and here are the results.

Meanwhile, I found this picture on the BLS website regarding employment in Houston, TX:

Note how Houston continues to add jobs, better than the whole of America which is also adding jobs even at a lower rate, unlike Illinois.

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