Governor Brian Kemp's decision to reopen the state of Georgia is a "calculated and measured risk," that will keep the state's economy from falling completely apart, maverick businessman Herman Cain told Newsmax TV.
"I commend Governor Kemp, and all the other governors, who are willing to take a calculated risk [by opening up their states]," Cain told Wednesday's "The Chris Salcedo Show."
Cain continued: "I support the governor, and it's for a couple of real simple reasons. First of all, a totally collapsed economy is not an option. And that's what the liberals and the many of the Democrats are basically saying when they say don't do anything."
Cain said the coronavirus pandemic has shown the U.S. business community's ability to change direction on a dime to address an immediate need.
"There's one unintended consequence of this pandemic ... It has caused the United States private sector to step up. When we realized that China was doing some of the things they were doing, trying to corner the market on certain things, many of the private sector businesses stepped up and converted some of their manufacturing, so we don't have to depend on the Chinese."
Moving forward, Cain said the United States is going to have to turn away from its reliance on Chinese goods and become more self-sufficient in manufacturing our own products.
"Yes, it's going to have to take a little longer than just buying it [products] from China, but you know what, the American spirit is ok with that," Cain said.
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