Thursday, February 09, 2012

Local lessons in austerity?

Interesting. While there are exceptions, in Colorado, recovery falls along party lines:
The state’s recovery from recession has been spotty and uneven, a pattern seen in many places. But the further wrinkle for both parties in Colorado is that some of the most heavily Republican areas have lagged the most, with stubbornly higher unemployment rates, while some of the most staunchly Democratic places have done better.
One would assume that GOP areas elect mainly Republicans to their local governments. Certainly since the great Tea Party insurrection of 2010, the GOPers have been all about the austerity cuts, over and beyond what was absolutely necessary due to budget constraints. I'm no economist and I expect there's other factors so not sure there's a connection to made here. However, it certainly is an odd coincidence.

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