Culprit for Abysmal Jobs Report: Dems’ Expanded Unemployment Benefits
‘The choice between working and not working for the same pay is an easy one’
On Friday, the labor shortage revealed in Democrats’ April jobs report was so bad that CNBC thought it was a typo.
In an op-ed, the Washington Examiner editorial board puts the abysmal report squarely at the feet of Democrats’ expanded unemployment benefits, writing:
“Thanks in large part to the unusually generous unemployment benefits that the spending package put in place until September, workers in lower income strata are being given a mathematical choice that is a no-brainer. […] The choice between working and not working for the same pay is an easy one.”
Read the full op-ed here.
- Democrats’ expanded unemployment benefits are crushing Main Street’s hiring efforts. Discouraging a return to the workforce risks the economic freedom of millions of Americans, including women and minorities.
- Our booming economic recovery will become a Biden-Bust. President Biden inherited a strong economic recovery that is being sabotaged by runaway spending and job-killing tax hikes.
- To protect their economic recovery, states are opting out of federal unemployment benefits. Other states are anticipated to follow the lead of Arkansas, Montana, and South Carolina – all of which have opted out of federal benefits to protect their states’ economic recovery.
- Republicans are fighting for American jobs against Democrats’ War on Work. A “back-to-work” bonus would help Main Street re-open and re-build their workforce.