Businesses of all sizes in Michigan are permanently closing their doors across the state of Michigan, after suffering through some of the most draconian lockdown orders in America. For her part, Michigan’s Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer criticized and mocked Michigan business owners desperate to open their doors to consumers for attending a mostly in-vehicle protest in Lansing on April 15. Following the protest, Governor Whitmer threatened citizens who protested her lockdown orders that their actions may cause her to further delay the opening of businesses. Whitmer followed through on her threat. Two months later, and hairdressers, salons, gyms, and other businesses dependent upon foot traffic are just reopening.
While the rest of America is getting back to work, the damage to Michigan’s economy, under the iron-fisted leadership of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, will take years to repair.
MLive reports – The addition of 2.5 million U.S. jobs in May signals a turning point after the economy plunged into a recession caused by the coronavirus, but experts say it will take years for Michigan’s economy to recover to pre-pandemic conditions.
The impact on Michigan has been worse than much of the country. Michigan’s 22% unemployment rate remains higher than every state except Nevada, and Michigan was among only six states that lost more than 1 million jobs.
Michael Horrigan, president of the Upjohn Institue, estimates 30% of Michigan’s workforce doesn’t expect to be recalled to their job. Those people will likely begin searching for work after the expanded $600 weekly unemployment benefit expires at the end of July.
Today, the unpopular Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer took part in a public relations stunt in Detroit at the iconic Lafayette Coney Island restaurant. Whitmer, who stood at the counter, serving customers with a mask covering her face, got a bit of a surprise when a black man, who explained he’s a “laid off health care worker,” showed up at the restaurant, asking Whitmer how he could get an unemployment check?
Whitmer responded by telling the man she’d look into it. Whitmer then asked him if she could “buy him a hot dog?” The laid off health care worker replied that he already ate a hot dog that he bought “next door” at the rival coney island restaurant, “American Coney Island.” LOL!
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 18, 2020