(PresidentialWire.com)- While Democrat states are still begging the federal government for billions of dollars in bailouts, owing to their years of overspending and mismanaging funds, Republican states are doing markedly better. South Dakota is a great example of this, where Governor Kristi Noem recent rejected the offer of federal support from President Trump because her state’s economic rebound is already well underway.
Governor Noem rejected an offer for funding to assist in the $400 weekly unemployment benefits boost, signed by President Trump earlier this month. The Republican governor released a statement on Friday thanking the president for taking executive action to help the American people while the Democrats in Congress refuse to negotiate, but said her state is in the “fortunate position” of not needing any more money.
“South Dakota’s economy, having never been shut down, has recovered nearly 80% of our job losses,” Noem said. “South Dakota is the only state in the nation that didn’t have extended benefits kick in because our insured unemployment rate has been the lowest in the nation.”
Governor Noem also said that the housing construction market in South Dakota is the third-best in the country, and that as a result of their handling of their virus, many businesses are now looking to move to her state.
“South Dakota is open for business – that applies to our business owners and their employees,” she added.
Compare this to California, where Democratic leadership has failed to get a hold of several important issues (and problems). Unemployment is sky-high, lockdown is still extensive, the state still has a bigger homeless population than anywhere else in the country, and the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, recently admitted his state cannot afford to pay the additional unemployment benefits to people he put out of work during lockdown.
Which state would you rather live in?
The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation reported that in June 2020, the state had a 7.2% unemployment rate. By early August, the percentage of people receiving unemployment benefits dropped to just 3.51% compared to 6.03% in the middle of May.
Other parts of the country saw ten times as many people claiming unemployment benefits. So clearly Governor Noem has done something right…