President Donald Trump addressed the country from the White House Rose Garden Friday after the U.S. Labor Department’s report revealed that May brought back millions of jobs to the economy as states reopened after businesses closed for months to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus began reopening in phases.
“We’ll go back to having the greatest economy anywhere in the world,” Trump said describing the achievements his administration made before the novel coronavirus pandemic began,” Trump said.
“We’re going to be back and we’re going to reopen the country and I hope that the lockdown governors, I don’t know why they continue to lockdown, because if you look at Georgia, if you look at Florida, if you look at South Carolina, if you look at so many different places that have opened up, I don’t want to name all of them, but the ones that are most energetic about opening are doing tremendous business.”
“We’ll go back to having the greatest economy anywhere in the world.”
— BLS-Labor Statistics (@BLS_gov) June 5, 2020
The U.S. economy’s unemployment rate dropped from 14.7 percent to 13.3 percent and the job market added 2.5 million jobs in May. The President touted the “incredible” numbers in several tweets posted Thursday morning.
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Massachusetts Democrat Mayor wants to end ‘right-to-shelter’ law amidst migrant crisis
More Democrat leaders from non-border states are wising up to the immigration crisis our nation faces. Woburn mayor Scott Galvin, of the progressive state of Massachusetts, is hoping that lawmakers will overturn a 40-year-old law because the reality of being “bleeding heart liberals” is resulting in the demise of his town.
The 40-year-old “right-to-shelter” law has got to go, says mayor Galvin, because of the immense strain the thousands of migrant families are putting on the area’s residents. By Friday, there were about 150 families living in the city’s hotels, an “unsustainable” arrangement for his 40,000 constituents.
Galvin told the New York Times the right-to-shelter law, which only exists in Massachusetts, was “passed at a different time, and was not meant to cover what we’re seeing now.”
National Review reports:
Under the 1983 right-to-shelter law, Massachusetts officials are legally required to offer housing to any homeless families seeking shelter in the state. The law now covers a rising influx of migrant families, although individuals are not covered under its provisions.
“We’re going above and beyond, while some communities around us are not being impacted, and we don’t have endless capacity in our schools,” said Galvin. “The benefits that are bestowed on migrants make the state a very attractive destination, and without some changes, this challenge is not going to abate.”
Massachusetts Democrat Governor Maura Healey already declared a state of emergency on August 8th, requesting help from the federal government. On August 31, Healey activated up to 250 Massachusetts National Guard members to assist the more than 6,000 migrant families already in the state’s shelter system.
Approximately 6,300 families are living in emergency shelters and hotels across the state, up roughly 50 percent from the year prior. The cost for such accommodations for all the migrants is approximately $45 million per month, National Review reports.
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