Have you ever wondered what happens to flat earthers?
Not all of them spend their days eating pudding from plastic spoons and revisiting old sitcoms – or as fabulists hanging at the end of the bar, bragging about their heroic exploits until it closes.
Some become president of the United States.
Or they find power in President Joe Biden’s administration and join him in enlightening the country on this dismal April jobs report as businesses struggle to come out of these government shutdowns in the event of a pandemic.
With so many Americans now vaccinated, economists predicted that about 1 million more Americans would find jobs, but only 266,000 jobs were added to the economy. According to Biden, this has nothing to do with the generous federal unemployment benefits that are expected to last until September, in addition to state unemployment benefits.
According to Team Biden, this has nothing to do with the federal government (i.e. taxpayers) paying workers to sit on their couches, watch Netflix, and collect unemployment checks, even though small business owners across the country are on their knees begging workers to come back now that many are vaccinated and the pandemic is drawing to a close.
“I know there has been a lot of talk since Friday’s report that people are being paid to stay home rather than go to work,” Biden said after the April jobs report was released. been made public. “Well, we don’t see much evidence of that.”
To see evidence, you have to open your eyes. Just like if you want a job, you have to take one.
The National Federation of Independent Business says a record 44% of all small business owners have vacancies they can’t fill. And according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, in some states, workers can perceive unemployment for up to 46 weeks.
The United States Chamber of Commerce wants to end these additional government payments because they make people stay home.
And on top of the trillions already spent, Biden wants to spend trillions more. Will it lead to a workless utopia or inflationary disaster in the long run?
I don’t blame the workers. People make decisions based on what is offered to them. If the government pays them not to work, many will not work. Not all of them want to become entrepreneurs or work overtime and be promoted. Some just get by. And the government is currently facilitating this task.
Jason Webb, owner of GD Ritzy’s, a restaurant in Huntington, West Virginia, was forced to put up a sign: “MISSING – JOB SEEKERS.” IF FOUND, BRING INSIDE. “
“I feel like I’m competing with the improved unemployment benefits and the stimulus,” Webb told the Herald-Dispatch. “It’s hard to find workers when they can earn so much without working.”
The other morning I stopped by for breakfast with some Chicago business owners, including restaurant guys, who said the same thing.
“I don’t think Joe Biden ever had a job,” said my friend Jimmy Banakis. “Has he ever had a job or run a business?”
Before Biden spent his life as a politician, he was briefly a public defender, gaining little fame for successfully defending an accused cow thief. But he really liked to talk about being a lifeguard. During his presidential campaign, he told stories in the United States of which he was the hero, all about his leg hair turning blond in the sun and his epic showdown with the iconic “Corn Pop”.
He’s good at stories. But the one on how generous unemployment benefits don’t stop people from working didn’t have legs, hairy or otherwise. Biden’s managers got it, so they reshaped the message.
“In order to receive any kind of unemployment benefit, claimants must be available and actively looking for work, and workers are not allowed to refuse suitable work and continue to receive benefits,” said Jen Psaki, her Press officer.
OK, Jen, but it’s just talking. Fraud in the unemployment system increased sharply during the pandemic. Biden and the Democrats want to make it last even longer.
For example, in the locked blue state of Illinois, with Democrats in full control and small businesses collapsing or leaking, the Illinois Department of Job Security is an absolute disaster. And, like Biden, Democratic Governor JB Pritzker doesn’t seem to want to open his eyes to see his wonders.
Biden’s labor secretary Marty Walsh says there is no simple answer to the April jobs report. He mentioned two barriers that prevent people from working: closed schools and the lack of childcare options.
When the people of Biden speak this way, do reporters ever mention to Walsh and others that the country’s powerful teacher unions – which contribute powerfully to Democratic candidates – have been pushing for schools to be closed and that have the Democrats welcomed them?
Most don’t talk about it. They just let it sit there.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing to end the distribution of federal unemployment benefits to get his state back to work. Florida joins other Republican-leaning states such as Alabama, Indiana, Mississippi, Montana, South Carolina, and Arkansas.
But not in Democratic-led states where politics revolve around taxpayer-funded government benefits and programs.
Understandably, the Democratic Party and its media maids would much prefer Americans to think of something else, like the Republican Party’s feud with the left-wing iconic new hero, the American Republican Liz Cheney, the anti-Trump Republican of Wyoming.
Years ago, a moderate pro-business Democrat (remember that now extinct species?) Made a startling statement: There was something that mattered more to Americans than politicians who talked about politics:
It’s the economy, stupid.