Wow! Most pro-business state in the union. That must be great for bringing businesses to Tennessee, right?
Oops, our unemployment rate for July was 9.8 percent. As if that's not depressing enough, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, the District of Columbia, Rhode Island, Michigan, South Carolina, California and Nevada had it worse. Seriously, you know times are bad when they have to throw the District of Columbia in there to boost Alabama out of the bottom 10. I mean, why not just throw Puerto Rico in there to make us bottom-rung states feel better, if we're including random non-states? I mean, sure 9.8 percent sucks, but it's no 15.5 percent.
Ron Ramsey, why are we still at almost 10 percent unemployment? Have businesses not discovered that we're the most pro-business state in the union? Did we forget to send out a press release or something?
Oh, wait, people. I've got it. We hire everyone who's out of work but who has a computer to sit at home and personally email the business community telling them how pro-business we are. Everyone knows a personal note counts for more. This would not only get the word out about our magical pro-business climate that businesses have heretofore been ignoring, but it would put people back to work!
Happy days would be here again!