Wisconsinites Head to the Bread Lines Thanks to Government-Forced Economic Downturn

This is just the beginning. After this comes the bankruptcies, foreclosures, increases in crime, suicides, and general crap show of a steep recession. The surest path to societal peace and prosperity is a thriving economy and work for everyone.

The social distancing measures and bans on large gatherings put in place by Gov. Tony Evers to combat the spread of coronavirus has created challenges for a number of industries. Many restaurants, including Punch Bowl Social and The Bartolotta Restaurants have had to close for the foreseeable future. Some retailers, including Kohl’s Corp., have shut down stores and some manufacturers, including Harley-Davidson, have suspended production.

The 69,342 initial claims filed last week marks a sharp uptick in unemployment in Wisconsin. For weeks ending in 2020, the state averaged 6,250 initial claims per week for a total of 56,252.

According to non-seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Department of Labor, the highest one-week total for Wisconsin was 49,267 at the end of 2001.

Even during the Great Recession and its immediate aftermath, only one two-week period at the end of 2009 saw more than 70,000 initial claims. Most two-week stretches during that downturn saw fewer than 60,000 initial claims.

51 Responses to Wisconsinites Head to the Bread Lines Thanks to Government-Forced Economic Downturn

  1. Kevin Scheunemann says:

    The destruction and hurt will be worse than if we just let it go the course like every previous flu strain.

  2. Le Roi du Nord says:

    How so, k??

    And if we just “let it go the course”, who gets to be sick? Who perishes from a disease that could have been contained by being smart? Do you get to choose? Not very Christian of you.

  3. dad29 says:

    LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy…………Fauci and the FDA are killing people–a LOT of people–with their foot-drag on hydrochloroquine.

    Want to see the killers?  Look to Government.  Reliable, well-paid, and perfectly willing to execute their citizens, which is why the citizens have bought every damn revolver and pistol in Wisconsin over the weekend.


  4. jjf says:

    Everyone had the forecast for doing nothing.  Big sharp curve, lots of sick people not going to work, then lots of deaths, overwhelmed hospitals.  Why wouldn’t that hurt the economy?

  5. Le Roi du Nord says:


    And there still isn’t any verifiable evidence that hydrochloroquine is effective against covid 19.  You may be doing more harm than good.  Nobody knows.


  6. Mar says:

    jjf and Le Roi think we live in China or Italy.
    Le Roi and jjf are fools and snowflakes who believe in authoritarian rule because the majority do not agree with them.
    They both want more people to die to embarrass President Trump.
    They want the economy to tank because they want to get a Democrat elected as president.
    Their hateful personalities are horrible.
    But they your typical angry and hateful liberal.

  7. Le Roi du Nord says:

    No mar, I know exactly where I live, right down to lat/long and TRS.  And you claim to be in AZ, so I know that as well.

    And again, no,  I don’t want anyone to die, nor for the economy to tank.  And as I have said many times on this site, I don’t hate anyone, not even you.

    Get help, buddy.

  8. Mar says:

    Lol, Le Roi, but your written posts says otherwise.
    But nice try.

  9. MHMaley says:

    Good news ,
    the President is going to take the advice of all the trained medical folks on this board and ignore Dr Fauci and the medical team and open things up after his 15 day waiting period .

    What could possibly go wrong ?

  10. jjf says:

    Mar, get with the GOP talking points.  Now the message has shifted to allow for a certain amount of acceptable deaths in order to save the economy.

  11. Le Roi du Nord says:

    You are mistaken mar, we have never discussed where I think we live. That was all your doing. Why be so dishonest?

  12. guinness says:

    For starters, Italy is blaming all its deaths on the virus, which is a gross exaggeration. A huge number of Italians are dying of other causes.

    Second, lockdowns should be enforced in high case load coastal states, not rural America. What’s the validity of shutting down the economic contributions from areas of the country that have zero cases? Healthy, non-threatened people should be allowed to do their jobs.

    Third, if restricted people’s contact and potential for spreading the bug is the best practice, why are people allowed to concentrate in social settings, like Spring break at public beaches and parks. A friend told me one of his acquaintances in Seattle took his wife to the park just to get out for a couple of hours. They turned around and went home after discovering the park was packed with picnics and party goers.

    Last, not to take this virus lightly, but this country has a lot more deaths that are attributed to other things. Suicides, overdoses and crime just to name a few.

    Mass media driven madness, when most of the country could still be living normal lives, provided common sense drives necessary precautions.

  13. dad29 says:

    LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy, you are as ignorant as a rabbit.

    “We already knew that chloroquine was effective in vitro against this new coronavirus and the clinical evaluation made in China confirmed it,” explains Professor Raoult, renowned specialist in infectious diseases, commenting on the first publication on this clinical study of three Chinese researchers in the journal BioScience Trends.

    “Ultimately, this infection is perhaps the simplest and cheapest to treat of all viral infections”, adds the director of this hospital-university institute very involved in the detection of the new coronavirus in France.

    The article published online on February 19 draws its results from a clinical trial conducted in more than ten Chinese hospitals (in Wuhan – epicenter of the epidemic -, Beijing and Shanghai in particular) to measure “the effectiveness of chloroquine on treatment of pneumonia associated with Covid-19 “.

    See: https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2020-02-25—coronavirus–a-common-treatment-for-malaria-shows-signs-of-effectiveness—france-24-.B1bMuMMXEU.html

  14. dad29 says:

    to allow for a certain amount of acceptable deaths

    Abortions “save the economy”?  Who knew?  Influenza-A and -B “save the economy”?  Swine flu saved the economy?

    Does madness come naturally to you, or did you fight to acquire it?

  15. Mar says:

    jjf, I’m glad you live in a house that is totally sanitized, you never drive, that you never go to the hospital, live in a self contained bubble, never go to a sporting event, never go outside in the rain, never own a pet, never garden, never eat food of any kind, never drink water, never had sex, never climb stairs or anything else that can someone to die.

  16. Mar says:

    Darn it Dad, if I told you once, I’ve told you 100 times, don’t insult rabbits. Rabbits are a higher life form than Le Roi.

  17. Le Roi du Nord says:


    And Fauci says, rightly so, that this is only anecdotal, and hasn’t been proven. I’ll place my trust in the health professionals. You can believe whatever you want.

  18. Mar says:

    Pathological Liar Le Roi, then you support the medical professionals already prescribing and using the drug? And these same professionals says that it does help?

  19. dad29 says:

    Yup.  LeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy doesn’t give a rip “if it costs one life,” so long as it is not HIS life.  There’s your kind, generous, self-sacrificing “liberal” in living color.

    And now that Nancy and her Senate bitch Chuckie have shut off economic aid to the hundreds of thousands of laid-off Americans–and their employers–so as to demand “diverse” corporate Boards, funding for community newspapers, and same-day voter registration, among other crap, the Left has proved beyond a doubt that they care about Americans just like Mao and Xi care about Chinese.


  20. jjf says:

    Where’s the GOP plan for the number of acceptable deaths?  You know, to the save the economy?  If the hospitals are overwhelmed, what happens?

  21. Mar says:

    jjf, where is the liberal plan for the acceptable death rate for murders in the inner cities?
    Where is the liberal plan for the acceptable death rate for those killed by illegal aliens?
    Riddle me that, jjf.

  22. jjf says:

    Clearly those lay-abouts need to acquire some grit and gumption, pronto!  Tug those bootstraps!  And enough with the baggy pants!  If you work hard like me, you’ll have a DQ in the WOW counties before you know it!  And let’s add more than a little racism in order to make it quite a bit more challenging!

  23. Mar says:

    jjf, you have just become a worthless troll.

  24. Owen Owen says:

    Because, of course, all of these decisions require a balancing of interests and consequences. That is what we are not seeing now. Our government is defaulting to the “do whatever the doctors say or everyone will die” standard. They are not debating and balancing as we expect elected officials to do. The doctors are not wrong. If we shut down the economy and locked everyone in separate rooms and delivered food by drones, there is no doubt that we would almost eradicate the disease. But there are consequences to that that need to be considered. That is why we elect leaders in a representative government and don’t just hire technocrats to make all of the decisions.

  25. Le Roi du Nord says:

    And here is another anecdotal report of effective treatment:

    “2 oz. of honey, 2 oz. of apple cider vinegar(organic), 2 oz. of fresh squeezed lemon juice every 4 hours”.  Go out and stock up, boys.

  26. Owen Owen says:

    And jjf, have no doubt that a government-forced economic shutdown will disproportionately impact minority employment. Tell me who is being racist?

  27. Mar says:

    And troll number 2 heard, Pathological Liar Le Roi.
    Can’t win arguments, turn into a troll.

  28. Le Roi du Nord says:


    I hope this wasn’t you.



    Better start hoarding this stuff.

  29. Le Roi du Nord says:


    And another caution regarding this drug.  It can and does cause retinal toxicity.  Nothing like being gullible and blind.

  30. jjf says:

    Golly, maybe we could’ve done something about racism before the pandemic.  But darn those lay-about footballers taking a knee!

    Owen, how does “balance” not damage the economy?

    I know the GOP wanted to strangle government in a bathtub, but now you want to strangle Grandma in a bathtub?

    The cry of “balance” is first-class B&S.  It’s the trolley problem, but we’re trying to save the trolley.  You see the curves.  At least some of you have a clue about exponents and doubling.  Very few are talking about the number of people who will need to be on ventilators for a long time.  Very few are talking about the cost of all that health care.

    You just don’t like the idea that politicians are choosing life over death, life over the Dow.  You’re in a death cult, but you don’t want to die.  Someone else should die, right?

  31. jjf says:

    Le Roi, but the Orange One said it was a cure!  And the vaccines are coming quickly!

  32. Mar says:

    Obviously Troll 1 doesn’t know the difference between opinion and fact.
    It is Trump’s opinion that medicine will work.
    It is also fact that the medicine has helped many, many people.
    It is also fact that it hasn’t been formally tested.
    Troll 1 also says that we should have done something about racism. I agree, Troll 1, why are you such a racist Troll? Why are liberals such racists toward those living in the inner city? Why do the liberal racists think it is ok for gangbangers to kill each other and if a few innocents get killed so be it. Why do you support the killing of innocent bystanders in the inner cities, Troll 1?

  33. Le Roi du Nord says:

    Opinions have no place when addressing a situation like this.  Stick to the facts and the science and we all be better for it.

    “It is also fact that the medicine has helped many, many people”  You sure?

  34. jjf says:

    Mar, if the drug is so uncertain, so risky, why on Earth would the President trumpet it in a press conference?

    Weird.  It’s like the virus is causing conservatives to worry about racism.

    Wait, let me guess.  You don’t want to address the actual policies that segregated Milwaukee.  You don’t want to repair the actual economic damage done to their neighborhoods.  You want to promote economic policies that deregulate existing businesses in the suburbs, or maybe tax them less – because after all, it’ll help everyone!

  35. dad29 says:

    done something about racism before the pandemic

    How many minorities are on YOUR payroll, Jiffy?  Women?  Trannies?  Hispanics?  Native Lizzies?

  36. Mar says:

    jjf, yes the drug is so risky that it has been in use since the 1940’s, fighting Malaria.
    I would like to start at the bottom and start improving the inner city kid’s education but you and your ilk don’t want little brown and black children receiving a better education and mixing with rich white kids.
    Go back to the sand box and play with the toddler kids who have the same IQ as you.

  37. jjf says:

    Mar, all those doctors, what do they know?  Trump as a good feeling about it!

    And your insults have toppled me, I clearly must be wrong, too!  I am in the sandbox!  And can return to the monkey bars.

    Dad29, what’s your name, rank and serial number?

  38. MjM says:

    Nort preens: ” It can and does cause retinal toxicity.  Nothing like being gullible and blind.”

    Here’s a list of other common medications that can cause retinal toxicity :

    Thioridazine    (antipsychotic    could help you, for sure)

    Deferoxamine (hemochromatosis)

    Topiramate  (seizures, migraine, bipolar disorder)

    Metronidazole   (anaerobic, protozoal infections)

    Epinephrine (glaucoma, secondary)

    Niacin ( pellagra, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia)

    Rosiglitazone  (decrease insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes)

    Tamoxifen (breast cancer)

    Canthaxanthine  (psoriasis, eczema)

    Digoxin  (atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, congestive heart failure)

    Interferon  (hepatitis C, leukemia, lymphoma, MS)

    Sildenafil     (Viagra       which couldn’t help even you,  numbnutz)

    Nothing like being banal and stupid.

  39. Le Roi du Nord says:

    Exactly mjm, that’s why folks without any medical training like you, mar and trump shouldn’t be prescribing medication.

  40. Mar says:

    Once again Pathological Liar Le Roi, aka Troll 2, lies again.
    President Trump gave his opinion on the drug. Nothing more, nothing less.
    But keep on reading your left wing coloring books, Troll 2, and just keep on losing arguments.
    0 for all time. Have you ever won an argument in your life?

  41. Le Roi du Nord says:

    And now isn’t the time for opinion and speculation. Folks are looking for a leader that will tell them the truth and what reasonable options are available. We don’t have that right now.

  42. jjf says:

    Mar, you’re slipping into schoolyard taunts, not Debate Team logic.

  43. Jason says:

    >not Debate Team logic.

    Congrats on making the Head Start debate team jiffy. A crowning achievement on your life’s work.

  44. Mar says:

    Gee, Le Roi, the American people disagree with you as President Trump’s approval rating is the it’s ever been.

  45. MjM says:

    Nort scolds: “And now isn’t the time for opinion and speculation”

    Yet here you are doing just that.

    Hypocrite much?

  46. Mar says:

    jjf, I wouldn’t have to show you up if you or Le Roi didn’t lie or show such hatred.
    An honest argument/debate would be nice.
    When are you going to start having one?

  47. jjf says:

    I can tell, you’re frustrated that I’m not calling you names.  You might say my good behavior has triggered you!

  48. Mar says:

    Umm, no. I’m frustrated that I don’t have to think very hard to respond to your arguments and point out your errors.

  49. jjf says:

    Mar, can you give me an example of when you’ve changed your mind about something?  What was sufficient and good enough?

  50. Le Roi du Nord says:

    “as President Trump’s approval rating is the it’s ever been”.

    Exactly.  I couldn’t have said it better.

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