(TargetLiberty.org) – The first evidence is in on President Joe Biden’s massive spending programs, and it’s not good news. The April jobs report shows that flooding the nation with borrowed money could be costing American jobs. Unfortunately, the president doesn’t want to entertain that idea.
On May 10, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told the chamber that most of the businesses he’s spoken to stated emphatically that jobless benefits are “a key force holding back our recovery.” Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) added, “bad federal policy is making unemployment pay more than work.” However, Biden isn’t listening. His response to bad unemployment figures is to continue throwing money at jobless benefits and other big spending plans.
The jobs report is a stinging rebuke of President Biden’s endless stimulus spending spree.
Democrats touted the deeply flawed $1.9 trillion “COVID-19 relief” spending package as necessary to help the post-pandemic recovery. https://t.co/ZQ0gTsSVaP
— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) May 11, 2021
Amazingly, some argue that if you pay people not to work, they won’t. Senator Ted Cruz, (R-TX) stressed this point months ago. American businesses are struggling to find the staff they need to reopen, and many conservatives are concerned that illegal immigrants are flooding across the border to take those jobs.
In 1953, German poet Bertolt Brecht published The Solution, in which he once cynically wondered,
“Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?”
It looks like Biden wants to find out.
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