Seems laws President Obama opposes may have helped secure the Democrat’s reelection. At his American Enterprise Institute blog, Carpe Diem, University of Michigan economics professor Mark J. Perry reminds us that the incumbent opposes right-to-work laws, legislation which “protect employees from being fired for refusal to pay union dues or fees”.
were responsible for 72% of all net household job growth across the U.S. from June 2009 through September 2012. If these states’ job increase had been no better than the 0.85% experienced by forced-unionism states as a group, the nationwide job increase would have been less than half as great. And the President wouldn’t have been able even to pretend the economy was in recovery.
Aggregate household employment grew by 1.86 million jobs in the 22 states with right-to-work laws. 2.59 million jobs created in the nation during that period. And that number is even more impressive when you consider that the states without right-to-work laws include some with the largest population like California, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan.
It seems these large states just aren’t created jobs in proportion to their population. Right-to-work laws allowed for what little job creation there was these last four years. And it seems there was enough to convince a bare majority of Americans that the economy was enjoying enough of a recovery.
Via Jennifer Rubin.