As businesses continue to struggle to find willing employees in the wake of governments continuing to pay them in many cases MORE than they would make working to stay at home, many states are pushing back by preemptively ending the extra federal unemployment cash. The first two-dozen or so states to opt-out, however, are not surprisingly ALL led by Republican governors. Which means that Democrats overwhelmingly are behind the ongoing federal and state effort to destroy small and medium-sized businesses by purposefully denying them the labor help they need to get back on their feet and serve their customers.
But why? I mean, they’re either dumb or evil, right? Are there any other options? Yes, the principle of Hanlon’s razor states that one should “never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity,” but are Democrats THAT stupid? Do they not understand that any normal, reasonable person, if given the choice, would choose free cash and the ability to either sit on the couch and watch Netflix or earn some extra tax-free money under the table over having to log 40+ hours a week for what they’re now getting for free?
Sure, a common complaint is that the left knows little to nothing about human nature, but this one is a stretch, even for them. No, they know exactly what they’re doing. There are some pretty dense bulbs in the Democratic caucus, but nobody there, not even the astonishingly dull Mazie Hirono, is THAT stupid. Nobody.