Monday, October 18, 2010

Battleground 2010: Stimulus and Unemployment, Part 2

By Adam Bitely
With just over two weeks to go until Election Day, the economy is the number one issue driving voters in their decision making process for which candidates they will support. States that have been hardest hit during the Great Recession are proving to be the battleground this election cycle. If you look at the unemployment situations in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, it’s not hard to see why voters want to change the direction of their leadership.

Democrats took control of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections. Since then, Democrats have controlled nearly all aspects of the Federal government. Over that period of time, they have been at the wheel of an economy that has taken a turn for the worst and does not appear to be turning around anytime soon.
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