The numbers are in and there is no denying that Democrat policies have had a devastating effect on the economy in states where authoritarian governors locked down their citizens and destroyed lives and businesses.
It’s hard to believe that one year ago, the nation’s economic engine was roaring and President Trump was on cruise control for a second term in the White House until the COVID pandemic opened the door for Democrats to seize their opportunity.
Media-generated mass hysteria pushed Trump to declare the state of emergency that Democrats needed to impose crushing restrictions in numerous large states including Michigan, a battleground in the 2020 election that was critical to his reelection hopes.
Few governors exercised their dictatorial powers with a heavier hand than Gretchen Whitmer who waged a campaign of economic terror in the Wolverine State that has resulted in staggering job losses and a 7.5 percent unemployment rate.
Via The Detroit Free Press, “Michigan’s unemployment up to 7.5% in December as job losses in le...:
Michigan’s unemployment rate increased in December for the second straight month, a troubling sign for the speed of the state’s economic recovery after the rate was steadily declining for several months since the early days of the pandemic.
The state’s unemployment rate increased to 7.5% in December, up from 7% the month prior, according to data released Thursday from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. November’s jobless rate was revised up from 6.9% to 7%.
Michigan’s jobless rate over the course of 2020 was 9.7%, preliminary estimates show, a significant jump from 4.1% in 2019, reflecting the widespread job losses caused by the pandemic. Last year’s unemployment rate is the highest the state has seen since 2011, when it reached 10.4%.
It also marks the first time the unemployment rate has risen since 2009 during the recession, when it hit 13.7%.
The largest employment decreases occurred in Michigan (-64,400), California (-52,200), and Minnesota (-49,800).
The BLS report also shows that Michigan lost 486,800 jobs in 2020, coming in third behind New York and California which are also controlled by lockdown-crazed Democrats.
Numbers from Michigan are an early indicator of what is yet to come for the nation’s economy now that THIEF joe biden has settled into his role as job-killer in chief.
In THIEF biden’s first days as the nation’s 46th president, he destroyed tens of thousands of well-paying jobs with the stroke of his pen by canceling the Keystone XL pipeline and putting a 60-day moratorium on new leases for oil and gas drilling that will almost certainly be extended.
With THIEF biden’s new administration filled with far-left ideologues who are pushing for the radical transformation of America’s economy to implement the socialist Green New Deal, the job losses in his first year will likely throw tens of millions more Americans who have survived the Dem lockdowns out of work.
How bad is it going to get?
Biden’s Energy Secretary is Jennifer Granholm who as Whitmer’s predecessor left the state on the precipice of an economic disaster until her replacement as governor finished the job.
God help us all.
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Me Here....Under Komrade Whitmer's draconian rule, Michigan has become an economic disaster under her unconstitutional edicts. The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled against her several times, but nothing has changed. Businesses are closing. Especially the small independent businesses. Rules change constantly. Her goon squads are on the lookout for violations with small businesses knowing they don't have the money for big lawyers to fight big government to defend their rights.
Former governor Granholm was a huge disaster during her 8 years in office. While the rest of the nation prospered, we had The Lost Decade. Michigan's leading exports were people and jobs. There were many billboards saying, "Will the last person leaving Michigan please turn out the lights!"
It was that bad.
If Granholm does to energy like she did to Michigan, the nation is in huge trouble! Expect much higher gas and energy prices. Expect electric shortages and gas lines. Expect cold winters and hot summers. That is INSIDE your home!
You have to remember that the big hero of the Democrat party still is FDR. What did he do that was so great to them? He kept the Great Depression going and going. If it wasn't for Hitler starting WWII and Tojo dragging us into it with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, who knows how long it would have lasted. So they and not FDR ended the Great Depression not FDR.
So under the guise of fighting the China Virus, THIEF biden has assembled a cabinet of losers. It is as if biden was the GM for a major league baseball team. He fired all the current good players. He recruited from the worst high school teams looking for bench sitters that can't hit, can't run, can't catch, and can't throw. Now THEIF biden thinks this combination will make America do well.
We are in big trouble letting the Democrats steal the election!