Breitbart reports that America just received the worst jobs report yet of Joe Biden’s presidency.
This may be hard to believe given some of the truly dismal job reports that we have already seen under Biden’s leadership. But, it’s not hyperbole: It’s true.
The U.S. Department of Labor released its latest jobs report on Friday. And, what that report shows is that the U.S. economy only added 194,000 jobs in the month of September.
Beforehand, experts were predicting the creation of about 500,000 jobs in September. The reality is that the U.S. economy, under Biden’s leadership, came up over 300,000 jobs short: it didn’t even reach the halfway point of the predictions.
Following the report, Biden tried to spin things in a positive light claiming that the job numbers are headed in the right direction.
“The monthly totals bounce around, but if you take a look at the trend it’s solid,” Biden said. “Jobs up. Wages up. That’s progress.”
Biden went on to say that he would like to see the “recovery” happen “faster,” adding that “we’re going to make it faster.” As for how, Biden insisted that more government spending and tax hikes on businesses are necessary to speed up recovery. Presumably, Biden was referring to his $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” spending agenda that recently stalled in Congress, along with the $1.1 trillion “bipartisan” infrastructure bill.
Some, however, are arguing that the most recent jobs numbers will make it less likely that Biden’s spending agenda will get implemented. Polls show that Biden’s approval ratings are significantly underwater and that Biden’s economy is a major reason why.
The Republicans’ response
Following the release of the jobs report, a number of congressional Republicans tore into Biden. Among them was Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA).
“Another disastrous Biden Jobs Report,” Scalise tweeted. “The worst of the year. Even CNN admits it. Only 194,000 jobs added. When there were supposed to be 500,000. Joe Biden can’t do anything right. When will Democrats finally admit this administration is a total failure?”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a statement of his own saying, “President Biden’s delusions have suggested for months his economic plan is ‘working.’ Anyone that saw today’s jobs report, or spends any time in the real world, knows it is failing.”
McCarthy added: “The misguided policies of Joe Biden and congressional Democrats have turned what should have been an economic resurgence coming out of the pandemic into an economic crisis.”