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Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 931 -- Right To Work States Versus Forced Union States. And Then There's Texas.

Everyone Should Have The Right To Work, Without Being Forced To Join Big Labor-

Some important stats on Right To Work states versus forced unionization states, courtesy of Senator Jim DeMint, who is doing his best to fend off the Federal Government's National Labor Relations Board, specifically regarding their decision to put the kibosh on Boeing opening new operations in South Carolina, a Right To Work state.

Right To Work states account for only 40.3% of the U.S. population:


But Right To Work states accounted for 59.4% of new private sector businesses since 1993:


And Right To Work states are growing faster in population, as people pack up and move to where the jobs are:


Forced-unionism states have lost a total of 25 Congressional seats over the past 30 years to Right To Work states.

Right To Work states added a net 497,041 private sector business establishments from 1993 to 2009, which is 46% greater than the 339,834 new private sector businesses added in forced-unionism states over that same period. Again, this is even more remarkable when you consider Right To Work states have a significantly smaller population:


Indeed, job creation is far more robust in Right To Work states (income growth, too):


Texas, a Right To Work state, has benefited from this distinction, but it has also helped to carry the load of the right to work state figures. Indeed, Texas is the only state among the top 20 in size to have more jobs than five years ago:


Indeed, in the last five years, Texas has created more jobs than all other states combined. Texas has created more private sector jobs, more manufacturing jobs, more exporting jobs, more high paying jobs, more financial sector jobs, and so on and so forth, over the past year, several years, decade, and just about any other reasonable time frame.

America could, as Michael Barone notes, learn a lot from Texas.

Indeed, look at the past ten years of private sector job growth (or lack thereof), via The Business Journals:

Texas has enjoyed an unequaled economic boom the past 10 years.

The inventory of private-sector jobs in Texas increased by 732,800 between April 2001 and the same month this year, according to an On Numbers analysis of new federal employment data.

No other state registered an increase of more than 100,000 private-sector jobs during the decade. Only 19 states and the District of Columbia posted any gains at all.

When it comes to creating jobs, creating wealth, and improving mankind, forced unionism is an antiquated notion. Low taxes, limited government, having the right to work without forced unionism, and limits to frivolous lawsuits have helped Texas surge and thrive, which might explain why so many people want to draft Texas Governor Rick Perry for President.

For the record, no politician should ever get sole credit for the economy, but Governor Perry "gets it" unlike almost any other elected official today when it comes to government doing a very few things right, preventing bad things from being done, and then getting the heck out of the way and letting the private sector do what the private sector does best (creating wealth and new jobs).


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Posted by Will Franklin · 31 May 2011 07:13 AM