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.