Congressional Republicans insisted Friday that a disappointing September jobs report showed President Biden’s economic plan was not working.
“President Biden’s delusions have suggested for months that his economic plan is ‘working,'” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted on Friday.
“Anyone who’s seen today’s jobs report knows it’s going to fail. Democrats have turned what should have been an economic resurgence coming from the pandemic into an economic crisis.”
US employers added just 194,000 jobs in September – less than 336,000 jobs added in August and the lowest since December of last year, when employers actually added 194,000 jobs amid a winter surge of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Jobs cut.
Biden attempted to put a positive spin on his administration’s worst-ever jobs report, pointing to a drop in the unemployment rate from 5.2 percent to 4.8 percent — even as economists say it could lead to fewer Americans looking for work. is reflection.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, said the report was “more terrifying news for America’s slow recovery, for Main Street businesses struggling to find workers, and for those families. For those whose salaries may just be ‘don’t live with the high prices.
“President Biden now lacks the 944,000 jobs he promised with his previous stimulus and, even worse, has lost the confidence of the American people to lead the economy,” Brady said. “If it were a football team with this losing record, the coach would be looking for a new job right now.”
“September Jobs Report Is Worst for Joe Biden’s Presidency,” Tweeted Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), another member of the Ways and Means Committee. “Encouraging Americans to stay out of the workforce is having a huge impact on our economy.”
“Joe Biden on the Economics Work,” Sen Josh Hawley tweeted (R-mo.). “[F]Less employment, less work, more inflation.
Sen Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) tweeted That the report was “disappointing” and argued that the best way for the economy to grow was for the government to “get out of the way” and stop spending and “feed already out of control inflation”.
A new survey from Quinnipiac University this week showed that just 39 percent of Americans approve of Biden’s handling of the economy, while 55 percent disapprove of it. In the same survey, only 29 percent of Americans rated the state of the US economy as “excellent” or “good,” while 69 percent said the economy was doing “not so well” or “poor.”
Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took a different step, arguing that September’s jobs report represents “additional evidence to the need for Democrats’ jobs to build a better agenda.”
He said, “While historic progress to create jobs, lower unemployment and defeat the pandemic has been forged under President Biden and congressional Democrats, more must be done to protect the financial security of families now and for generations to come.” ,” He said. “Build Back Better will be transformative for America’s workers and middle class.”
Democratic lawmakers are currently trying to grab the final shape of a $3.5 trillion social spending bill, which they will attempt to pass without Republican support, even a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in August. After passing the Senate ends up in front of the House.
Some House Democratic centrists balk at the size of the larger measure, while liberal sens. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) and Kirsten Cinemas (D-Ariz.) have explicitly stated that they would not support that level of spending. Meanwhile, left-wing House Democrats have vowed to tank the infrastructure bill if the social spending plan is not passed first.