When Donald Trump was president, we had what some called near-full employment. That meant there were more jobs available than people looking for work. This was no accident. Trump prioritized policies that ensured Americans had plenty of opportunity to find good-paying jobs. Just some of his decisions that made that possible include his tax cuts, securing of the border, tariffs on imports, and deals to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.
So, what has Biden done for the jobs market? Uh… well, he… he handed out checks for $1,400 in early 2021. He extended federal unemployment, a payment on top of state-run unemployment. He banned drilling for oil and gas on federal land. He failed to provide adequate testing for COVID. He opened the border and bussed thousands (if not millions) of illegal aliens all over the country. And he did nothing to address a growing supply chain crisis.
All of this has amounted to a stagnant economy that is limping along under the burden of inflation. Biden has done the exact opposite of Trump, so we shouldn’t be surprised to see the results are backwards too.
The ADP Research Institute projects in a report released Wednesday that the U.S. economy lost just over 300,000 jobs in January…
The Biden administration seemingly is preparing for a poor January jobs report, scheduled to come out on Friday. Administration officials have already been on networks playing down the significance of a poor jobs report, claiming the Omicron variant has put a temporary damper on job growth that will quickly be lifted. [Source: Daily Wire]
Sorry, but we’re not buying, Joe. You can’t keep blaming COVID for your horrible, inadequate, pathetic performance. COVID has been around for two years and Americans have managed to get back to work, school, and normal life (at least in Republican states). Omicron might have been a fast-spreading variant, but it has all the impact of the common cold.
If Omicron is really to blame, why are red states at full employment? Why are states that dropped unneeded mandates and restrictions doing so well—even managing to stave off the worst of inflation and rising gas prices?
The end of a year and into the new year is supposed to bring an uptick in jobs. Businesses hire more during the holidays. And, at the start of the year, many companies bring on new staff. For the country to lose jobs when economists predicted an increase, is very bad. On average, a person suffering from Omicron was out for less than a week. That isn’t enough to explain these losses.
We all know who’s to blame. And Biden and his cronies’ attempts to spin this will not go over well with Americans. What would the media have said if we lost 300,000 jobs under Trump? When bad jobs reports came out in 2020—because of state-mandated lockdowns—they said it was Trump’s fault (when that really was because of COVID). But now, we’re not supposed to blame Biden when he’s in office?
Give me a break.
Author: Alexander Hammertoe