California Set to Hit 18% Unemployment Level

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Shutdowns do not save lives; they devastate lives.

Contrary to what the Democrats would like people to believe, forcing tens of millions of Americans into unemployment has serious consequences. Week after week, the left-wing has ignored conservatives who pointed out very real concerns with these shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders.

 

Now, the chickens are coming home to roost with Democrat-controlled states getting the brunt of it. In light of blue states having the strictest and longest lockdowns with the most extensions, they are dooming their residents to unbelievable financial harm and turmoil for quite some time to come.

California is one prime example of this, notes The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Troubling Economic Times for the Golden State

In a memo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed shock over the “jaw-dropping” numbers that indicate an upcoming 18% unemployment rate coupled with a $54.3 billion budget deficit. What Newsom didn’t mention in the memo is that his decision to lock down a state of 40 million people set the troubling economic times to come in motion.

Rather than taking personal responsibility, Gov. Newsom simply stated that he hopes Californians are “preparing themselves” for what’s to come. If this isn’t an example of failed left-wing leadership, then nothing else is.

As Newsom dooms millions of people to unemployment, he hasn’t missed a single paycheck as governor. Sadly, the same cannot be said for California residents who are going under, seeking unemployment benefits, and wondering how to make rent.

Another example of Newsom’s failed leadership includes his decision to spend money on illegal immigrants, rather than restoring the state’s jobs. Worse yet, the California governor stated earlier this week that the state won’t return to normal without a coronavirus vaccine.

What do you think about Gavin Newsom’s leadership as the governor of California? Do you believe California will be able to escape the projected economic turmoil that lies ahead? Let us know in the comments section below!