About the video: On August 10, 2022, 81-year-old Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was in Seattle for a Mariners’ game where he was set to receive an honorary award and throw out the first pitch at a Major League ball game against the visiting Yankees. He was met with applause and scattered boos.
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Like trained seals, Seattle blue-zombies honor the man who gave millions of dollars to help fund the Wuhan Lab that unleashed the COVID-19 virus upon the world.
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The criteria for “hard-working” include average workweek hours, employment rate, idle youth rate, leisure time, and volunteer efforts. The report also weighs in factors such as commute time and amount of people with multiple jobs.
Americans are hard workers, putting in an average of 1,791 hours per year as of 2021, according to the World Economic Forum. That’s 442 hours per year more than Germans work, but 337 fewer than Mexicans do. Even when given the chance to not work as hard, many Americans don’t. Americans forfeited an average of 4.6 paid days off in 2021.
Based on WalletHub’s criteria, here are all 50 U.S. states ranked from hardest working to least. I added the red and blue colors, using the updated 2022 listof red and blue states, referring to states whose voters predominantly choose either the Republican Party (Red) or Democratic Party (Blue) for presidential and senatorial candidates.
As you can see, 8 of the 10 most hardworking states are red states, whereas 8 of the 10 laziest states are blue states. Why does that not surprise me?