April’s disappointing jobs report added more fuel for Republicans Friday in their staunch opposition to President Biden’s taxing and spending policies, while Democrats argued the lackluster economic numbers show the urgent need for more federal intervention.
Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged that the measly 266,000 new jobs created last month was “disappointing,” but she said the antidote is more spending on Biden’s $4 trillion spending proposal.
“The disappointing April jobs report highlights the urgent need to pass President Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plans,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said of Biden’s two proposals. “We need to take bold action to Build Back Better from this crisis by investing in our nation, our workers and our families.”
Republicans quickly pounced on the slight uptick in unemployment after Biden’s massive round of $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus stimulus as evidence that Democrats are taking the country in the wrong economic direction.
US HIRING SHARPLY MISSES EXPECTATIONS IN APRIL WITH JUST 266,000 NEW JOBS ADDED
“This is the biggest miss in the history of the jobs report, and Biden is to blame,” said Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
She cited lingering school shutdowns and Biden’s executive orders that halted energy jobs, like the Keystone XL pipeline, for the poor jobs showing. “His policies are a disaster,” McDaniel tweeted.