America’s red states are regaining their economic footing in the post-COVID economy far faster than its Democrat-infested states, the New York Post wrote Saturday.
In its editorial, the paper added that the jobs climate is much better in the Republican “red” states than in the Democrat “blue” states.
Per the Post:
The overall share of US jobs in red states has jumped more than half a percentage point since February 2020. And red states as a group have not only won back all their pandemic job losses; they’ve added around 341,000 more — even as blue states still face an ugly deficit of 1.3 million jobs as of May.
To understand why, look no further than at New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pandemic policies — commercial shutdowns, mask and vaccine mandates and school closures — made it impossible to live and work in the Empire State. The same could be seen in California. Worse still, these policies continued long after data showed their utter ineffectiveness in stopping the spread of COVID.
And all this came on top of existing policies, like sky-high taxes and miles of red tape for businesses, that had been pushing people out for years.
Red states like Florida and Texas, meanwhile, followed the science and never went all-in on COVID restrictionism, keeping their economies and schools open as much as possible.
Red-leaning states like Texas saw a migration boom during the pandemic, helping them recover faster than Democratic-run states, according to a report.
The result? Hundreds of thousands fled New York and California for greener pastures in Texas and Florida. San Francisco won the prize for with biggest loss among big cities: a whopping 6.3% population drop between July 2020 and July 2021. New York City was also among the biggest population shrinkers, with a 3.5% decline.
Red states grew and thrived once politicians finally ended the idiotic COVID hysteria. Blue states, which are even still today wallowing in some of these destructive polices are suffering.
It seems pretty cut and dried, right? I wonder why Democrats can’t see it?Commentary