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Fri Jun 12, 2015, 08:35 AM

Mississippi one of two state economies to shrink in 2014

Source: Clarion-Ledger

Mississippi was one of two states whose gross domestic product decreased last year.

Alaska was the other.

The state's GDP, which measures economic output, shrank 1.2% in 2014, marking the second consecutive year of decline. Overall, U.S. GDP grew by 2.2% in 2014.

The revelation was included in data the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis released Wednesday. The decline put Mississippi 49th in the U.S. The state's GDP decreased 1.1% in 2013. The state also had the lowest GDP per capita ($31,551) in the country.

Read more: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/business/2015/06/10/mississippi-economy-shrink-2014/71011438/#

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forest444 Jun 2015 OP
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LuvNewcastle Jun 2015 #3
leftyladyfrommo Jun 2015 #4
Vogon_Glory Jun 2015 #7
Sunlei Jun 2015 #5
Dustlawyer Jun 2015 #6

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Fri Jun 12, 2015, 09:22 AM

3. The teabaggers totally took over

the state government a few years ago. Didn't take them long to start shrinking the economy. All we need now is a plague of locusts to finish us off.

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Fri Jun 12, 2015, 09:25 AM

4. I'm surprised Kansas wasn't on the list. n/t

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 12, 2015, 02:42 PM

7. Bad Effects From Bad Decisions Take Time To Manifest

There's usually a time lag between the time bad decisions are made and when the effects show up. Not always; the recession of 2008 was one example.

Kansas hasn't felt the full weight of the Teabagger state government's bad decisions yet; I suspect that it may join Mississippi and Alaska next year or the year after that.

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Fri Jun 12, 2015, 09:34 AM

5. republicans got the #1 religious spot for their state! earned their paychecks on 'the peoples' backs

Since 2011 Mississippi has been ranked the most religious state in the country

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi

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Fri Jun 12, 2015, 12:31 PM

6. They will blame it on Obama!

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