The Republicans are currently quite out of touch with what American voters want. The Conservatives on the Supreme Court recently pushed through a very unpopular decision on Roe vs. Wade. GOP lawmakers also refuse to do anything about gun control despite a majority of Americans wanting something to be done.Mitch McConnell, one of the party’s main leaders, doesn’t quite seem to know how money works. According to the Kentucky senator, people haven’t returned to the workforce because they still have money left over from the 2021 stimulus payment.
McConnell said during a recent event in Paducah, Kentucky, “You’ve got a whole lot of people sitting on the sidelines because, frankly, they’re flush for the moment. What we’ve got to hope is once they run out of money, they’ll start concluding it’s better to work than not to work.”
During the pandemic, the country experienced a great resignation, where people quit their jobs at an alarming rate. What many of those people did, however, was leave bad, low-paying jobs for better ones. Many companies have now been incentivized to offer their employees better wages and benefits.
The unemployment rate is actually at a historic low. President Joe Biden said in a June address concerning May’s jobs report, “We’ve laid an economic foundation that’s historically strong, and now we’re moving forward to a new moment where we can build on that foundation, build a future of stable, steady growth so we can bring down inflation without sacrificing all the historic gains we’ve made.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.