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"state capitals against governors" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"We've been talking about how some states are starting to reopen. But there are many more. Were lockdown orders are still in place and not. Everyone is happy about them take Michigan. The state has over forty thousand reported corona virus cases and more than thirty. Six hundred. People have died that's among the highest death tolls in the nation. Michigan has also been especially hard hit by the economic fallout last night. Hundreds of people. Some armed protested at the state. Capital Against Governor Gretchen. Whitmer lockdown orders as the Republican led legislature refused to extend her state of emergency. Our reporter Byron. Tau was in Michigan this week and he joins me now. Byron Michigan's economy is very dependent on manufacturing and you looked at why that reliance means the corona virus pandemic may have hit the state's economy so much harder. Can you explain that sure? In General Michigan's economy has always been more cyclical than the national economy. And that's generally because it is more heavily reliant on durable goods so when you know there's an economic downturn across the country you can generally not put off buying groceries but you can maybe squeeze more life out of your car or your lawnmower or something else. That's a big sort of purchase that is generally speaking manufactured somewhere in the United States. Where some part of the supply chain is in the United States. So that's sort of why Michigan in general has always been a more cyclical than the United States and this has a seasonal component as. Well right how is that playing into what we may see in the coming weeks and months. Well that's right. I talked to a of small business owners who you know. A lot of their revenue comes in April or May or June. So you know we're talking about garden centers you we're talking about. The tourism industry in the summer is big in Michigan and so for those companies losing a COUPLA weeks of April and May business even if things go back to normal by June is going to be a big hit on their balance sheet year end. There's also been significant. Push back in the state to start easing lockdown orders including a large protest. Just last night. What did you hear from people who want the state to reopen now? Well in general people in the state understand that there is a real pandemic a real danger but a lot of them want a much more tailored approach to the way that the state has shut down businesses and generally life in the state so for example. Some people have called for more easing of geographical restriction. So a lot of the outbreak is concentrated in the Detroit area and people elsewhere in the state or saying look. We're not having the same problems in our neck of the woods in grand rapids or the upper peninsula and so perhaps Detroit should stay on lockdown but those areas should be allowed to generally remain open and other business owners have said that they they'd like to be able to demonstrate that they could operate safely. So you know. I talked to someone in the construction industry. And he told me that in general most of his cruise wear respirators. Anyway 'cause they're dealing with dust and construction debris and he thinks he could largely be allowed to operate safely and so in general they're calling for a tweaking or an easing of the rules around both the geographical distribution of the restrictions as well as some industries are asking to be allowed to operate under different circumstances because they think they can operate safely at the same time. Michigan had one of the worst corona virus outbreaks in the US. How else are businesses and residents preparing for potentially a longer haul here before reopening? Well you know. The Michigan unemployment rate has spiked to almost twenty five percent. Which is staggering. I mean that's one in four workers applying for jobless benefits or unemployment insurance and so in general. Some of those people will be able to go back to work. But you know supply. Chains have been disrupted the contractor. I talked to said that you know his kitchen. Countertop supplier was generally shut down and it would take weeks if not months to restore that supply chain again. National demand for automobiles and other manufactured goods may fall and that will cause job losses or economic pain in just in general as I mentioned. Some of these seasonal businesses are going to lose out on weeks of key revenue so well the unemployment rate probably won't stay at twenty five percent when things go back to normal people in the state are bracing for some economic pain associated with this downturn to last long beyond the virus and to look a little bit ahead. Michigan is a key battleground state. How might what's happening now in response to the pandemic play out in November? Well sure it's a good question. The Democratic Governor Gretchen. Whitmer has been mentioned as a possible running mate for Joe Biden. Donald Trump won the state in two thousand sixteen. It was part of a number of upper midwest. Rust belt states that he had flipped over from the Democratic column in previous elections and that sort of propelled him to the presidency. So Michigan is at a political crossroads. It's very important state. It's definitely a battleground. The April polling has actually showed the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden leading donald trump. In most of these polls. I think in almost all of them and so you know this is an important political battleground. All eyes are on the Democratic Governor. Who's rising star within the Party and so will be interesting to see how this plays out over the coming months and how the Michigan Population sees both the state response and the federal response and how that will affect their vote in November Wall Street Journal reporter.
"state capitals against governors" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"Aright. Cool all right. Let's do this. How are you? What the fuckers. What the fuck bodies. What the fuck sisters. What's happening quarantined? Damn some days right some days. Where's the time go? Is there too much time? What Day is it? What are we? GonNa do today. Wake up like what's the plan for food. I just woke up but I need to structure my day around the food. Let's move towards something. I maybe something in the morning. Then maybe something in the afternoon. Not Don't over snack it no over snack in it. I know that my experience is just a minority experience in a sense. A lot of people out there with families and that cannot be easy and I. I wish there was something I could do to help you. You can't even disappear now. I have to assume crime is down but I have to assume that sadly emotional abuse is probably up let alone probably domestic abuse as well. I know that there are sticklers for staying in. I'm not encouraging reckless behavior. But I'm saying get away from the people you love if you're starting to hate him somehow put on that mask. Take a fucking walk. Go out to your car just sitting in for Fuck Sake. If that's what you have to do sit in the car listening to the music drive around the fucking block. Don't hit anybody. Some people don't have their masks on correctly. They might not be seeing well. Don't text and drive but God damn it if it comes down to you hurting your partner hurting your kid or getting the fuck out of the House and taking a breath do it. Do it be responsible. Don't go crazy but get out before you hurt yourself or others. I'm not hearing a lot of that. Talk. There's some of that talk I'm talking to Rosie o'donald today and this will be the first time we do the Not In person talk which I don't love but this is the world we're living in right now. We're using a thing called squad cast. I believe it's called and I get on a video chat with somebody but the video just burns away not to be saved in the audio should be. We tried to find the one with the best audio so at least I can look at the person but it's still a little weird. I'm talking to Rosie. She's got her. Kids are around one steps into frame so it isn't the same. Maybe I'll get the hang of it. We'll see did a little shorter talk than usual but I'm going to pull my producer. Brendan in here. And with a wild and get him on the on the Horn on the high tech vid Horn because he used to work for Rosie. He was her producer on serious for a year. And a half. Maybe maybe give us some insight but we start rose. He brings him up immediately because he's kind of wrangling things on his side of the country. Also what parade of fucking clowns on TV right? I mean come on bunch of infantile adult dressed up like fucking soldiers protesting in front of State Capitals Against Governors. Who are trying to do the best thing for the majority of the population in their state and these idiots. These children not many of them. I think it's important to remember that that bit of theater whenever it's provoked never that many people to minority in the country and they truly are brain fucked morons who just follow orders from a pathological liar because it makes them feel good. I look I am the first to cop to a certain amount of childishness see and we all will want what we want and upsets us when we can't get it. I saw something on. Tv Amazon Guy Guy worked on Amazon. Saying that you know look your conditions aren't great and you know we're putting ourselves in in in harm's way here in these Warehouses and people are not. It's not all about essential things and I talked to. My Buddy Deane also talked to my producer. Brendan the Odeen Cell and Shit. Online Brennan said our merchant flying off the shelves all of a sudden more than ever. And it's just sort of interesting. The kind of culture we created is that when people are bored or frustrated or aggravated they still the compulsion to buy shit that they may not need but want is is a premium. It's a it's a it's right there. It's the primary need in this culture. I on my thing I want that. Can I have that? Yes you can just order. Let's order it. How how soon can we get it? I want it now. We still want it tomorrow. I don't know how about three days from now. That'll be surprised it'll be like a present. What is that? Oh yeah that's the thing I wanted that I didn't need. That's however Konami flows. Is that worth dying for? That's the other side of it. You get these babies out in the world storming around with their guns. Big Man. Children all suited up. We're willing to die for this economy. We Wanna be able to do this as infringing on our freedom protective measures against the first pandemic that any of these fucking idiots. I've ever been alive for. None of us were alive in nineteen eighteen. This is the first thing and some our another in this brain. Fuck time. We're living in where we have a fucking craven president politicizing everything these fucking morons go out there and demand the right to get sick that it's totalitarian and that it's infringing on our liberties we all just want to get through this. You hopefully in a few months. We'll we'll be somewhat past it. What about that? You can't wait you fucking babies you fucking babies with guns you unbelievable plenty of Infanta Luisa to go around..