May 4, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

Unemployment is worse in red states

Mitch McConnell says the GOP is in no mood for a “blue-state bailout.” I’d bet that mood is going to change quick. According to WalletHub, Kentucky is No. 3 among the states seeing biggest increases in unemployment as a result of the pandemic. Given that blue states like Connecticut send billions more to red states…

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Mitch McConnell says the GOP is in no mood for a “blue-state bailout.” I’d bet that mood is going to change quick. According to WalletHub, Kentucky is No. 3 among the states seeing biggest increases in unemployment as a result of the pandemic. Given that blue states like Connecticut send billions more to red states like Kentucky than vice versa, I’m guessing the Senate majority leader is going to start talking less about a “blue-state bailout” and start talking more about doing what’s right for the country.

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