(Liberty Bell) – The state of California is not known for its fiscal responsibility.
The state itself is burdened with debt and a host of massive public crises, like homelessness, illegal immigration, and steadily increasing cost-of-living.
Residents have been fleeing the state in droves in recent years, seeking cheaper, freer states where they don’t have to fork over massive amounts of taxes to fund, in part, radically far-left social programs.
The state, which had a near-total shutdown in the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic despite maintaining a relatively low death rate for some time, has yet again shuttered businesses in a state where nearly 2 million residents were forced to file for unemployment since the pandemic began.
Governor Newsom: are you trying to devastate your state?
Will the Democrats completely destroy their own localities just to maintain the impression that we’re in the midst of a deadly pandemic just to increase presumptive party nominee Joe Biden’s odds against Trump?
This is sheer insanity.
The Daily Caller reports that Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that he’ll be rolling back plans to reopen businesses following a sharp rise in coronavirus cases (read: not actually deaths).
Newsom announced on Twitter Monday that he has is moving to close indoor operations for restaurants, movie theaters, zoos, and bars, among other businesses.
“We’re going back into modification mode of our original stay at home order,” Newsom said in a statement. “This continues to be a deadly disease.”
In addition to restaurants and bars, Newsom also said that churches, fitness centers, hair salons, and barbershops would also be closed in 30 of the hardest-hit counties in California.
California averaged roughly 8,000 new cases per day as of Sunday, The New York Times reported Monday. The state has recorded 331,626 cases and more than 7,000 deaths as of Monday, according to a NYT database.
New York and New Jersey have respective death tolls of 34,000 and 15,000, according to data.
As of Monday, the virus had killed over 135,000 Americans according to Johns Hopkin University’s pandemic tracker.
The Daily Caller concludes:
California officials instituted a lockdown on March 19. Most governors followed suit after the Trump administration issued guidance on social distancing and other mitigation efforts designed to slow down the spread.
The decision to mandate stay-at-home orders resulted in a considerable amount of pain for millions of people. Nearly 2 million Californians were thrust into unemployment following Newsom’s order, and more than 40 million Americans filed for unemployment after their states imposed lockdowns to slow the virus spread.
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