GOP Gov Goes Rogue, Highjacks Biden's Failed Plan And Makes It Actually Work!
Here is the thing, Democrats have no functioning plan to reopen the US and return to some form of normal. The Biden administration offers no real guidance to the states on how to proceed and continues to throw money at the issue to avoid coming up with workable solutions. That puts Governors like Montana's Greg Gianforte to do what the Democrats can't or won't do— and rip off the band-aide that crippling the economy.
Gianforte announced that he is ending the extended unemployment in Montana and telling workers to get back at it. Instead of using that money to keep people at home, Gianforte plans to use it as an incentive to work. He explained during an interview on Fox News the new plan:
Gianforte began, "We've had a terrific response. You know, we were paying people to stay home, which was appropriate during the midst of the pandemic. And as you know, we were the first state to remove these supplemental benefit."
Gianforte spoke about the strain business owners are under, "I had a hotel owner here in Helena, Montana, who hadn't been able to find workers for months. In fact, the manager was cleaning rooms and doing laundry himself because he couldn't get anybody to apply. Within a couple of days of us removing the supplemental benefits, they had 60 applications at that single hotel."
Gianforte said the plan is simple, "We were paying people $42,000 a year to sit at home and unemployment is a safety net and we need it. It should be there for the people when they hit a rough patch." Adding, " But as I said many times, it should not be a career choice. And we were incenting people to stay home instead of getting back to work and in the process removing the satisfaction that comes from working hard and being self-sufficient."
Instead, Gianforte says he wants to "give people the dignity of work." Concluding, "We have plenty of jobs and it's time for people to get back to work."
According to Fox, some 20 states (even blue ones) are following Montana's lead.
Gianforte was elected as the 25th governor on November 3, 2020. Gianforte received more votes than any candidate for governor in Montana history and won with the largest margin for a first-term governor since 1920.
Gianforte campaigned on getting Montana’s economy going again, getting Montana safely open for business, and getting Montanans back to work in good-paying jobs. He also focused on changing the way Helena and the state government do business to better serve Montanans.
Other states are showing signs that they intend to follow Montana's lead and find their way back to some kind of normal.