Biden sends mixed messages on lackluster economic recovery
UPDATED 9:54 AM PT – Saturday, September 4, 2021
Joe Biden said the economy was recovering well, despite August’s lackluster jobs report. According to Friday’s report, only about 230,000 jobs were created in August, while predictions said three times as many should have been created.
This would mean unemployment dropped only two tenths of a percent as it now sits at 5.2. Biden blamed the worst of the results on the Delta variant as well as people who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine.
Over 10 million current job openings.
728,000 new jobs were projected for August.
Just 235,000 jobs were added.
Don’t blame the Delta variant — blame Joe Biden.
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) September 3, 2021
Even with these problems, Biden said he believed the so-called Biden plan was working to bring the economy back from lockdown ruin.
“Despite the impact of the Delta variant, and I’ll talk a little more about that in a minute, what we’re seeing is an economic recovery that’s durable and strong,” he claimed. “The Biden plan is working. We’re getting results. America is on the move again.”
To fix ongoing issues with the recovery, Biden said taxes on the wealthy needed to be raised and noted the amount of billionaires that have grown during the COVID-19 crisis. Biden added the raised taxes would be used to fund new entitlement programs, which he claimed would help level the playing field.