Democrat’s Unemployment benefits blocked by 22 Republican Governors this week. Action that many deemed necessary after job growth stalled in April with over millions opting to stay home and collect government checks instead.
The Department of Labor reported that many GOP governors announced their plans ending the benefits.
The unemployment benefits may have prevented unemployed people from finding jobs, accused by Business executives and Republicans.
States include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Kansas and Florida may join the group in the coming days.
Current Job reports of April are at just 266,000 new positions with many experts predicting that number would be four times higher at approximately one million at numbers.
On the other hand, President Joe Biden refused to comment Thursday on whether Colonial Pipeline paid an eastern European hacker group upwards of $5 million in ransom money to re-open the pivotal piece of infrastructure here in the United States.
“Were you briefed on the fact that the company did pay the ransom?” asked one reporter.
“I have no comment on that,” said Biden quietly into the camera.
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A series of critical problems plagued the Biden campaign in recent days, reminding many Americans of the hardships during the late 1970s under President Jimmy Carter.
Significant issues include the threat of inflation, lower-than-expected job growth, tensions in the Middle East, and gas shortages following a cyberattack against a pivotal energy pipeline in the southeast.
Despite the pipeline re-opening late Wednesday night, thousands of stations throughout the southern United States remain without gasoline.
“His team no doubt was prepared to unleash Biden to perform a little victory dance at the White House celebrating the stupendous number. But the show had to be hastily revamped when the actual tally came in nearly three-quarters-of-a-million jobs lower than expected; just 266,000 jobs created and unemployment unexpectedly rising to 6.1%,” reports Fox News.
“Today, there is more evidence our economy is moving in the right direction,” Biden said. “This is progress. This is a testament to our new strategy,” he said. “We’ve got work to do, to state the obvious, we have work to do.”
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed Tuesday that migrant encounters jumped yet again this past April: over 178,000 in all, nearly a tenfold increase from 2020 and still above levels seen in the 2019 surge at the Mexico border,” adds Fox.
Sources: Sean Hannity, Fox News