President Joe Biden recently shared the April unemployment rates for the nation’s economy and they are much lower than expected. Rather than talk about how to improve the economy and secure more jobs for the American people, President Biden took the opportunity to tout his multi-trillion dollar “infrastructure” plan and blame Republicans for opposing supplemental unemployment assistance provided by the federal government.
Help is here, and more help is on the way, and more help is needed. There are millions, millions of Americans out there who have, through no fault of their own, been knocked flat on their back this year. We can’t let up. This jobs report makes that clear,” President Biden said.
But it has become evidently clear to small business owners that these federal assistance programs have taken away the incentive for unemployed people to return to work, especially when the handouts are more than the paychecks. The Biden Administration wants to pay people to sit at home so they can continue doing whatever they want. With the creation of multiple vaccines, blue states continue to insist on lockdowns and COVID-19-related restrictions without any scientific evidence to back up their claims.
While the unemployment rate was expected to fall to 5.8% and the economy was predicted to add 978,000 jobs in April, only 266,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate spiked up to 6.1%, a slight increase from 6% the month before. In March, 770,000 jobs were added while February had 536,000. The economy is struggling under Joe Biden and things are only getting worse. Even CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans predicted inflation would be coming sometime soon and to expect higher prices for “toilet paper, diapers, soft drinks, plane tickets, and a tank full of gas.”
But Biden found it funny when describing reports from the media about the disappointing unemployment numbers.
Biden even blamed former President Donald Trump for the disappointing April numbers report, adding that his administration “inherited a year of profound economic crisis and mismanagement on the virus.” He said that there is “more evidence” that our economy is moving in the right direction, but that we have a long way to go. He called the jobs report “encouraging” and dismissed the idea that additional payments to unemployed workers are keeping people at home.
While red states like Florida, Missouri, South Dakota, and Texas, have laid some groundwork for rapid recovery in the economy, much of the country is still experiencing COVID-19 lockdowns and job losses.
The Republican National Committee criticized Biden’s policies for the reason why unemployment rates rose in April. “This is the first the unemployment rate has gone up during the recovery. Now, his proposed tax hikes could kill hundreds of thousands of jobs,” the RNC tweeted.
Between Biden’s additional unemployment payments to Americans in his COVID-19 relief plan and higher taxes, the Democrats want to pay Americans to stay at home. But even the U.S Chamber of Commerce has called on states to stop offering a $300 weekly boost to unemployment insurance payments. They argue that the additional support is preventing Americans from seeking employment.
“The disappointing jobs report makes it clear that paying people not to work is dampening what should be a stronger jobs market. We need a comprehensive approach to dealing with our workforce issues and the very real threat unfilled positions pose to our economic recovery from the pandemic,” said Chamber Executive Vice President Neil Bradley.
As pointed out by Ryan Fournier, the political commentator and founder of Students for Trump, “When Joe Biden laughs at horrific job growth, he’s laughing at YOU.”