Sensible, pro-growth insurance policies have gained the day, but once more.
Per the newest state-level jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, eight of the highest 10 states for jobs recovered for the reason that pandemic started are led by Republican governors.
All 10 have GOP-controlled state legislatures.
How about unemployment numbers?
Of the highest 10 states with the bottom unemployment charges, eight are led by Republican governors.
And of 17 states which have hit record-new lows of unemployment, 12 have GOP govs.
For Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Missouri and different pink states, the financial skies are sunny.
You know the place issues look decidedly grayer?
In blue strongholds like California, which faces an unemployment charge (4.6%) considerably increased than the nationwide common, and trending up yr over yr.
Then there’s New York, with a state unemployment charge additionally increased than the nationwide common — and a dire NYC-only determine of 5.4%, additionally trending up.
Part of that is due New York and Cali having slammed down COVID restrictions on enterprise that had been as ineffective as they had been lethal to the financial system, leaving them deeper within the gap than extra smart states like Florida.
And half, after all, stems from the profoundly anti-jobs insurance policies most popular by Dems: excessive taxes, onerous rules, a perverse inexperienced agenda.
Don’t underestimate the impact of horrible Dem insurance policies on public security and education, too.
Those drive individuals to safer states — and whenever you lose individuals, you lose expertise, data and drive.
That additional impedes the final restoration.
Look, this isn’t rocket science.
For a state’s financial system to prosper, the federal government must get the heck out of the way in which and let enterprise develop.
Do in any other case — through inexperienced madness, DEI nonsense or crook-coddling “reforms” — and watch current and future development wither on the vine.