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Stephen Moore wrote an outstanding piece on Tuesday titled “Lockdowns are the Great Unequalizer.

Moore highlighted the liberal hypocrisy of Democrats who “obsess” about income inequality but have made decision after decision that has widened the gap between the rich and the poor during the COVID lockdowns.

Moore cited Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the left-wing National Low Income Housing Coalition, who said the majority of the 17 million households at risk of losing their homes this winter are people of color.

The 21 Club in Manhattan and the Cliff House in San Francisco both announced they are closing their doors permanently after nearly a century in business.

“As they die, so do hundreds of jobs in these cities,” Moore wrote. “The workers out of work aren’t rich. Overall, 15 million middle-income people work for bars and restaurants.”

In a rare moment of agreement, Moore credited Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for complaining about lockdowns “exacerbating” inequality. Bezos said as much despite the fact Amazon has added profits and benefitted greatly from the lockdowns.

The New York Times listed 10 states with the strictest lockdowns — every single one has a Democrat governor.

“Liberals love to talk about following the science, but all evidence of the last nine months points to the scientific conclusion that lockdowns do not work to reduce deaths,” Moore wrote.

As is typical, Moore’s most powerful line came at the end.

“So, why is the left all in for lockdown policies?” he asked. “These policies are doing just the opposite of what they preach: ‘rewarding wealth, not work.’ Perhaps the answer is that the left cares a lot more about power than the poor.”

He nailed it.

Author: Jacob Hall