While the fake news media parrots the Democrat policies of forever lockdowns, Republican-run states succeed in economic recovery, health, and vaccinations. That’s largely because governors such as Florida’s Ron DeSantis, South Dakota’s Kristi Noem, and Texas Greg Abbott followed the totality of the science. Masks and social distancing appear to be part of a larger strategy to heal the country, despite Dr. Anthony Fauci’s mask fetish.
Thanks to former President Donald Trump and Operation Warp Speed, the country saw quarter-over-quarter economic growth ranging from a national high of 9.9 percent in South Dakota to a pathetically low 1.2 percent in Democrat stronghold, Washington, D.C. Texas posted 7.5 percent growth, followed by Utah at 7.1. Of the Top 10 most robust recovering state economies, eight of 10 were GOP-run.
“The Texas economy is on (fire),” Gov. Abbott reportedly tweeted. “That means more jobs & more prosperity for Texans.”
South Dakota GOP Gov. Noem looked at the science and saw evidence so-called experts could not. She declined to shutter the state’s economy, and her citizens suffered far less than others.
“For those of you who don’t know, South Dakota is the only state in America that never ordered a single business or church to close, we never instituted a shelter-in-place order, we never mandated that people wear masks,” Gov. Noem reportedly said.
With Gov. DeSantis leading the way, Florida barely lost a step in terms of GDP, employment, and the protection of our valued elders in nursing facilities.
“From the outset, Florida has been steadfast in focusing efforts on the protection of the elderly. We rejected the policy of sending contagious Covid patients back into nursing homes. Indeed, we prohibited the practice,” Gov. DeSantis said. “Florida also established Covid-only nursing facilities so that infections in long-term care facilities could be more effectively contained.”
Such cannot be said of New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo sentenced senior citizens to death by insisting Covid-infected patients be placed in elder care facilities. Although Democrats urged him to run for president and Hollywood elites handed him an Emmy Award, the New York Democrat now faces an impeachment probe and federal investigation for manipulating Covid data and putting American lives at risk.
Democrat lockdown measures and limited business capacity continue to drive unnecessary unemployment. Hawaii’s crushing 9.2 percent and New York’s 8.9 percent joblessness will likely result in increased bankruptcy and homelessness. National statistics have already proven that extreme isolation forced by left-wing politicians caused a spike in drug and alcohol abuse, as well as suicide rates. Of the best 10 states for employment, nine were run by Republicans, and traditionally independent Vermont was the lone exception.
Republican governors took a comprehensive look at the scientific data and concluded that lockdowns, business closures, and isolation were counterproductive to navigating the pandemic. The fake news media remains incensed their confidence in Democrat extreme measure have proven false. Republican-run states now lead the nation in vaccinations of vulnerable populations and those who wish to get injected. America appears to be in the final legs of the pandemic, and the data is irrefutable. Red States fared far better without surrendering their freedom.