Democrat Governors Sabotage State Economies to Hurt Trump

Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the latest state jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

“It should be no surprise that states with Democrat governors who have imposed some of the most draconian economic shutdowns are suffering the highest unemployment rates, according to a just released report by the U.S. Labor Department.

“According to the report: ‘Nevada had the highest unemployment rate in August, 13.2 percent, followed by Rhode Island, 12.8 percent, and Hawaii and New York, 12.5 percent each.  Nebraska had the lowest rate, 4.0 percent, followed by Utah, 4.1 percent and Idaho, 4.2 percent.’

“Nevada, Rhode Island, Hawaii and New York have had notoriously harsh shutdown edicts by their respective governors, while Nebraska, Utah and Idaho, all with GOP governors, have pushed a balanced approach to the Chinese COVID crisis, protecting both public health and their state’s economies.

“It is a dead certain bet that Democrat governors are sabotaging our nation’s national economic recovery through their misguided shutdowns. The Trump economic rebound has been largely accomplished without the participation of Democratically controlled states.  It is a crime that Democrats continue to put electoral politics over the well-being of their own constituents. Denying their citizens jobs is hurting their people economically, physically, and mentally.”