Whitmer Lockdown Closed 32% of Michigan Businesses

Whitmer Lockdown Closed 32% of Michigan Businesses

December 19, 2020

The draconian coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions ordered by tyrannical Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have shut down 32% of Michigan businesses at least temporarily this year, according to Breitbart News.

In the United States, Michigan is second in closures only to Puerto Rico, a territory hit by a 2017 hurricane. Nationally, 19% of businesses were impacted by government-mandated lockdowns. Pennsylvania trailed Michigan with 30%, followed by Washington at 27%. Vermont, Hawaii and New York each had 26% of businesses close during the pandemic.

All of those states — and Michigan, of course — are led by Democrat governors. Conversely, Republican-led states — South Dakota, Arkansas, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Nebraska — saw less than 10% of businesses close.

Michigan is in the midst of an extended “pause,” which is scheduled to expire Sunday. The “pause” resulted in a regression of freedoms in the state and closed in-person dining, classroom learning for high schoolers, and several entertainment establishments, such as bowling alleys and areas, close.

Whitmer extended her three-week “pause” over fears of a so-called Thanksgiving surge, after politicians ordered Americans to stay away from their families during the holiday. That “surge” never materialized.

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