Soaring crime rates across the country are doing more than leaving families feeling less safe – it’s also crushing small businesses as they fight to get back on their feet.
New reports say “across the country, many restaurants, shops and retail services are adjusting hours, moving locations or even closing down as a result of crime.” The spike in crime has also made it harder for businesses to hire and retain workers, who now fear for their lives – widening the already economy crushing labor shortage.
“Democrats’ defunded the police and left families and small businesses to defend themselves as crime rates soared,” said CLF Communications Director Calvin Moore. “Democrats’ rush to cripple police departments has had real and devastating consequences for families, small businesses and everyone in between. Voters will remember who to hold accountable for it next fall.”