More Americans voted for President Joe Biden than his competitor. In other words, the new guy had more weight on his end of the teeter-totter. Yet, it has not taken the U.S. president long to weigh down his side even further. Biden created a muscular number of jobs, nearly half of a million, compared to Trump’s bantamweight 60,000 in his last three months. That flash in the sky we just saw was not Chinese space junk. No, it was President Biden catapulting the ex-president back into his old festering swamp.
Our economy has been in a deep hole. The nation’s emergence from it will not be along a smooth line. There will be zig and zags, but know that the president honestly told us this was never going to be smooth. Trump created 317,000 jobs compared to Biden’s 1.5 million jobs, according to NPR.
On the upside, President Biden has been preparing us for an earth-shattering economic boom like nothing we have seen since the end of World War II.
While speaking at the White House, President Biden said, according to The Guardian:
‘I also want to update people on the progress we have made and our recovery in the next steps we will be taking. As we learn Friday, the economy created 266,000 jobs in April. In fact, altogether, since the time we took office, we have created more than 1.5 million jobs in the country. Most jobs created in the first 100 days of any president on record.’
‘More than three times the solid job creation of President Carter saw in his first 100 days and more than six times what President Reagan saw. In the three months before I got here, our country was creating roughly 60,000 jobs a month. The three months since we have gotten here, we have been creating 500 on average per month.’
President Biden addressed the tired old Republican lawmakers’ line that he was paying people to stay home. He said people must take a reasonable job or “lose their unemployment benefits.” That is the law:
‘President Biden: “We’re going to make it clear that anyone collecting unemployment who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits.”’
President Biden: “We’re going to make it clear that anyone collecting unemployment who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits.” pic.twitter.com/Djn7ifdYBO
— The Recount (@therecount) May 10, 2021
The 46th president pointed to the 6.4 percent economic growth:
‘In the first quarter, our economy grew at 6.4%, outpacing the growth we are seeing from our friends in the eurozone. Because of the American rescue plan, forecasters are projecting we will see the fastest economic growth in nearly 40 years in the months to come. We are moving in the right direction.’
He referred back to his father telling him that a job is more than money. Indeed, many people’s identities are wrapped within them. And “Americans want to work:”
‘President Biden says unemployment insurance “isn’t a major factor” in labor shortages:
“Americans want to work.”’
President Biden says unemployment insurance “isn’t a major factor” in labor shortages:
“Americans want to work.” pic.twitter.com/DsbU728Qpn
— The Recount (@therecount) May 10, 2021
Then, President Biden reminded us that when he took office 22 million Americans had already lost their jobs. He asked, “Are we headed in the right direction…the answer clearly is yes:”
‘Let’s be clear. Our economic plan is working. No serious analyst ever suggested that climbing out of the deep, deep hole our economy was in would be simple, easy, immediate, or perfectly steady. Remember, 22 million Americans lost their jobs in this pandemic. So, some months we will exceed expectations. Others we will fall short. The question is, what is the trendline? Are we headed in the right direction? Are we taking the right steps to keep it going? The answer clearly is yes.’
CBS News tweeted about President Biden’s economic reference to hackers wanting ransom to stop them from shutting “down a vital U.S. pipeline:”
‘”That is a private sector decision:”:White House officials say they have not offered advice to Colonial Pipeline on whether to pay ransom to hackers who shut down a vital U.S. pipeline’
“That is a private sector decision”: White House officials say they have not offered advice to Colonial Pipeline on whether to pay ransom to hackers who shut down a vital U.S. pipeline https://t.co/5QoCH046As pic.twitter.com/mAnhcfLiQ8
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 10, 2021
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