Wall St. Journal: Bidenomics Is Subsidizing the Lazy! Workers: LOL We Won’t Work for Peanuts
Employers are crying for workers but they can’t find them even when they pay more. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, 67% of small businesses reported hiring or trying to hire in September, and 42% raised compensation. But a record 51% still have openings they couldn’t fill.
So what’s causing the worker shortage? One possible culprit is government and employer vaccine mandates that set ultimatums for workers. President Biden’s vaccine order first applied to nursing homes, which lost jobs in the month. Many states and school districts have also imposed mandates, and state and local education employment fell 161,000. The White House claims its vaccine mandates will boost job growth, but not if unvaccinated workers quit.
Democrats have also made quitting an easier economic option. Pandemic enhanced unemployment benefits ended in early September, but that was only one week before Labor’s monthly jobless survey ended. Next month might provide better data on that score. But there are still many other federal financial payments that don’t require work, including a $300 monthly allowance per child, food stamps and rental assistance. Many people have saved some of their transfer payments, and now Democrats are promising more.
The sneering, condescending, holier-than-thou Wall St. Journal editorial board should be conscripted onto a work team scrubbing toilets & sucking out septic tanks for $8/hour
Fuck those elitist Ivy League fucks.
Here’s a bit of context. Many companies SAY they “just can’t find people willing to work,” when really they are saying, “We can’t find one person willing to do the work of 5 people for shit wages”
This gives them the perfect excuse to keep working their current staff half to death, saving the salaries.
It’s a cruel game, and one that the cable news media falls for EVERY GODDAM TIME.
By the way, the media completely missed the memo on yesterday’s jobs report.