After sluggish jobs report, Biden warns it could take a decade to restore jobs lost during pandemic

There is little question that the U.S. economy was critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but politicos across the ideological spectrum have differing recommendations regarding a planned recovery.

While former President Donald Trump pushed for a rapid reopening of businesses and other services, his successor sees a much longer trajectory than many Americans would prefer.

“That’s not hyperbole”

According to Breitbart, President Joe Biden indicated that it could take another decade before the nation’s economy fully recovers from the impact of the ongoing public health crisis. His rather grim outlook came in the wake of particularly disappointing unemployment numbers last month, which revealed that a mere 49,000 jobs had been added to the economy during January — and only 6,000 of those were in the vitally important private sector.

During a White House meeting with Democratic lawmakers to discuss his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package proposal, Biden painted a dim portrait of America’s economic future.

“We’re going to be talking about the recovery package, but we saw the jobs report that only 6,000 private-sector jobs have been created,” he said. “And at that rate, it’s going to take 10 years before we get to full employment. That’s not — that’s not hyperbole; that’s a fact. We’re going to be in a situation where it’ll take a long, long time.”

Nevertheless, he predicted that swift action to push through his preferred relief bill would provide “a lot of hope” for the nation and those struggling under the impact of the pandemic.

“But again, the end result is, it’s not just the macroeconomic impact on the economy and our ability to compete internationally; it’s people’s lives,” Biden added.

“If we don’t take action”

The president reiterated that “people are hurting, and we can fix it,” describing it as “the irony of all ironies” that “when we help them, we are also helping our competitive capacity through the remainder of this decade.”

Just hours after that partisan meeting, Biden appeared to contradict his earlier dire forecast. During a speech in the White House State Dining Room, he once again referenced the weak jobs report, once again portraying the nation as the scene of plenty of heartache and loss — both physically and economically.

In touting his massive relief proposal, though, he also cited notably rosier predictions by analysts, Wall Street insiders, think tanks, and even the Congressional Budget Office, none of which have suggested that it would take as much as 10 years to return to pre-pandemic conditions. In fact, he noted that both Moody’s and the Brookings Institute predicted that the nation’s gross domestic product “will reach pre-pandemic projections by 2021, meaning we’ll have recovered by the end of 2021” if the federal government takes decisive action.

“And much sooner, by the way, than if we do nothing,” he added, citing CBO projections that “if we don’t take action, it would take until the year 2025 to return to full employment.”

The bottom line seems to be that the president is hedging his bets, leaving Americans even more confused regarding how long they should expect to suffer from the impact of the virus.

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  1. Joey who do you think is responsible for the 100,000 thousands of job lost since you walked into the WH….look in the mirror…at least Frank and Hunter are still making the big dough!!!!!!!! Horrid

    1. French you are exactly right.

      further remember when the pandemic numbers were falling in august 2020 and the economy was recovering quickly. So the democrats locked down all the democrat states again to stop the recovery? Yeah. funny how it will not recover this time!

      This is Joe Biden not taking responsibility for the job killing executive orders he signed without knowing the impact of.

      There is going to be an economic depression in 2021 – 2023. It is 100% the liberals / Democrats fault.

      All that garbage about the new green economy having no impact on jobs is garbage and any real economist will tell you we are going to be in deep dodo.

      Germany tried this 20 years ago. they are now building a pipeline to Russia for oil. Their green economy did not work.

      Add to this america contributes less then 10% of the hydrocarbons to the air. We contribute a much smaller portion of all other pollution including plastic in the oceans.

      Our problem is not our impact on the environment it is the low IQ and low education of our Liberal / Democrat population. Well the economic depression they cause may help to educate them.

      Oh by the way all you facebook, google, twitter employees that think your above the issue: your jobs are going to India, china, Vietnam, and Indonesia. How are you going to afford the cost of living in Seattle with no jobs?

    2. Not only the jobs, but I think that they are controlling the virus. It seems like when the numbers go down, all of a sudden there is a new strain!!! Joe is so stupid, that he only does what they tell him to do. I want to know what happened to all of the vaccines? Trump had it arranged that they would keep coming, and Trump would keep his word. I think we are being set up for them to control everything.

  2. It may take a decade before the liberals can bring back our economy, but if Trump was leading us, we’d be way ahead of where we are now. I have no hope at all with the incompetence of the present administration. We will all have to just wait and see what unfolds. One thing for sure, no matter who won, we were already at the match point for a civil war/revolution/or disbanding of the USA because there is nothing united about us now.

      1. I agree also. Biden needs to close the border and recall the
        Keystone workers that worked on the pipeline.

        HE NEEDS TO DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. I agree…. When we immigrated to America in the late 70’s it definitely was a promise land. You worked hard and succeeded. The moto was. ” Don’t ask what the country will do for you but what you can do for the country.
      NOW! The politicians have become greedy.
      The Clintons
      The Obamas
      N Pelosi
      Mr Biden (I’ll leave his wife out)
      And now I Harris.
      God help us!

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  4. He just destroyed thousands of jobs and he blames it on a damn virus???? Who is writing this $H!T for him??? Obozo???

    1. Puppet Biden only knows what he reads off a teleprompter or note cards
      Failed POTUS in less than 2’weeks –
      Well done China Joe!!!

      1. It’s sad as hell that we are seeing a former worthless piece of shi$ trying to tell Biden what to do. Neither were worth a damn before and now Obama thinks he need to guide Biden. Whoa! Here we go again . I think its time for both of them and the rest of the demodummys to say goodbye forever. We can’t afford them and their left field ideas!!!!!!!!!!

      2. You give Barry Boy WAY to much credit…
        He spouts what his “handlers” tell him and now Gropin’ Joe is getting the same programming.
        If you’ve ever heard Barry Boy when he doesn’t have a teleprompter or cue cards, he’s a babbling idiot the same as Joe. At least Joe can blame the dementia…

    1. Fred I agree with you and also think puppet joe is one of the stupidest A$$holes there is that made millions from corrupt political deals for almost 50 years. Most of the democrooks need to be on trial for treason.

  5. Ya Biden you are the big crusher of lost jobs you ultimately shut down the Keystone Pipe Line which put many employed people out of work. You and your admistration are to blame for most not just the pandemic.

  6. Hey China Joe, The only jobs you know how to create cost us Taxpayers more $$$s out our hard work, more Deep State rats. Too many of them refuse to pay taxes and the filthy Democrats allow them to get away with it. The only thing you know about jobs is to delete them or ship them out of our Country. Do America a favor and resign along with the entire corrupt Democratic party.

  7. FINALLY THE TRUTH. OF COURSE THE ECONOMY WILL NOT RECOVERY, NOT WITH BIDEN AT THE WHEEL.. THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE SHUT DOWN IS ONLY THE BEGINNING.. HOPE ALL WHO VOTED FOR HIM ARE HAPPY ”””””””’HE SAID HE WOULD DO IT AND HE HAS.

  8. THANKS “liberals”?????? IT took OUR President only about four (4) years to put AMERICA FIRST??? Of COURSE the libs don’t want their people working, they want the govt taking care of them… WHEN will the other 70000—– million see the best years of their life’s. IT WON’T BE THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, THAT’S FOR SURE.

  9. Get rid of good paying jobs. Increase taxes to pay for govt programs that give away free health care to every illegal alien which raises taxes on taxpaying American citizens so we can send another boat load of money to Iran. Then increase taxes so we can send more jobs courtesy of Hunter to China so the Big Guy can get another freebee. More executive orders in ten days than days Biden actually spent in Congress.

  10. President Trump was a AWESOME PRESIDENT. And that corona virus was purposely done to ruin President Trump and his Administration. I would not be surprised if Pelosi and Democrats has there hands all in it just get him out. All of the chaos, looting, properties and businesses getting destroyed. People got hurt and killed because of your BLM AND ANTIFA that I’m sure was being paid by the Democrats and the good friend George Soros helping tremendously. He brought the rioters on a bus by which your name is on the bus. All of you belongs in prison for TREASON AND ALL OF THE CRIMINALLY CORRUPT CRIME ALL HAVE COMMITTED.

  11. Joe Biden you have said it could take a Decade to restore Jobs, Why dont you Create Jobs before shut jobs down. If we have to wait a decade for jobs , we will be a third world country. Why dont we wait a decade to imput your job. You have NO plain Joe. But you said you have plain when you were running for President. O, MY did you lie again????

  12. i feel bad for america it did nt have to be this frustrating if we had a fair election. we are now going to be living and suffering under obama s guidance. [ say a prayer foe america ]

  13. Not so easy is it loud mouth lying Joe –
    Promises Made Promises BROKEN!
    FAILED POTUS IN LESS THAN 2 WEEKS!
    All talk NO ACTION CHIMA JOE – all u who sucked in his lies –
    Sadly we all have to live with a CLUELESS POTUS WHO CAN ONLY READ OFF A TELEPROMPTER OR NOTE CARDS!!!!
    Lies lies & MORE LIES!!!

  14. The idiot shuts down thousands upon thousands of good jobs, then says people are in pain. What a genius, China Joe you are the peoples pain. You and your party are out to ruin our country while making yourselves wealthier.

  15. You, and your Party will not be around that long based on your current results.
    Especially when everybody watches Mike Lindell’s Documentary.
    Oops, will I be banned from Twitter? Good thing I cancelled them almost two Months ago, phew!

  16. Another example of bad management skills from leaders who have never held a real job! Kick these MF’ers out of office as soon as possible. Also TERM LIMITS must be instituted to keep people from becoming political trolls who feed at the public trough and contribute nothing and can do nothing either. Just sayin’!

  17. YOU have NO CLUE on how to STIMULATE the ECONOMY..THAT IS ON YOU…YOU ARE A POLITICIAN ( NOT VERY GOOD ONE EITHER).IF THE ECONOMY DOES NOT IMPROVE THAT IS ON YOU>>YOU PRESIDENT…BUCK STOPS WITH YOU..

  18. The Democrats are not quite that stupid. They don’t want the economy to improve. They want the people depending on the government. They are easier to control when they need the government.

  19. President Donald J Trump will be back in the WH because USA does not have ,10 years to get back a strong economy

  20. The loss of Thousands of job’s due to you BIDEN and that damn ink pen!!! IT’S got to be running out of ink here soon. And with ALL your executive orders WHY do we need Congress, YOU’RE the DICtator in charge of your Castle and your subjects, SO YOU THINK, you’re taking us straight into full blown COMMUNISM.
    We tried to warn you Democrat’s but you wouldn’t listen, now look what you’ve created!!!

  21. I agree with everyone here. Someone needs to start the New Patriot Party and soon. It needs to be put on the 2022 ballot. If I didn’t have very bad stage fright I would do it myself. I also don’t have the income to do it the right way. I have been self-employed for 45 years so I know how to get it done but not the support to do it.

  22. Under Donald Trump we were doing pretty good with jobs coming in all the time. Now with a pen brainless blunder is destroying this country so fast we do not know where to turn. Lift the ban on the Keystone and let people go back to work on the wall. Less then three weeks in the white house he has took away a 100,000 jobs and he is not done yet. Wait until it starts to trickle down no more need for people to make food for the workers, no more fuel needed so not trucks to bring fuel, more welding tools and it will not end at a 100,000 people. It will grow fast and he will take us back to the 70’s and that was not a fun time. This is what happens when you have a big time rigged election and they kick out a man who kept us going and we had low gas. He said that we were in for a dark winter but I feel we are in the dark for a long time to come

  23. Are any of you surprised at Dear Uncle Joe and his party. Are destroying our country. We are going to become apart of China, bet you can’t wait. We Trump Republicans will be the first to be reprogrammed or killed. I must thank all the people who voted for him. You too will have to dig in trash cans to eat.

  24. The longer Biden is in office the longer it will take to recover and as long as the Democrats are in charge the longer it will take for the economy to pick up because the keep spending money they don’t have all of them are job killers including the democracy governors

  25. The Dems will not be held accountable. God will have to step in even though they do not fear God, much less believe. Destruction happens to people like them all the time. Their minds have been taken over by demons. Cast them out in the name of “Jesus”. God is so merciful that he even forgives people like that. He hopes they will change their ways. So do many more.

  26. BIDEN NEEDS TO CLOSE THE BORDER RIGHT NOW. OUR COUNTRY IS BROKE. WE CANT AFFORD TO PAY FOR ALL THESE ILLEGALS, WHILE AMERICANS DO WITHOUT.. SO REMEMBER YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA.

    BIDEN SAYS HE WILL NOT WORK WITH THE REPUBLICANS BUT HE WILL WORK WITH CHINA..
    AND THIS IS THE PRESIDENT , JUST ANOTHER TRAITOR TO OUR COUNTRY. LIKE ALL THE DEMOCRATS. WELL OBAMA WAS JUST AS BAD.

  27. All of the thousands of americans out of work but Biden wants to bring in thousands of emigrants across the border. How is that going to help our people find jobs.

  28. WHY LEAVE COMMENT! IVE TRIED ALL DAY
    YOU WONT POST OR THE 2 YOU DID YOU TOOK DOWN JUST AS FAST
    Don’t send .me anything else. I’ll read news from someone else

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