Why in the name of sweet, fancy Moses do Democrat candidates for President campaign on putting people out of work?
It’s the oddest damn thing I’ve ever seen.
Hillary did it. Remember?
At a CNN Townhall in March of 2016, Hillary proudly announced she was going to put miners out of work.
”For example. I’m the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean, renewable energy as the key into coal country. Because we’re gonna put a lotta coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
Of course later, when Hillary went to coal country and was called out for bragging about putting miners of out of work, she flat-out lied and claimed her words were taken out of context.
It’s easy to brag about putting those blue collar folks out of work when you’re rambling to a bunch of upper middle class people at a CNN Townhall. But when faced with actual living, breathing miners she vowed to unemploy, Hillary flat-out lied and denied saying what she said.
You’d think the current crop of 2020 Democrat candidates would learn from Hillary’s mistakes.
Then again, they didn’t learn from her campaign-killing “Basket of Deplorables” comment. So I guess it isn’t all that surprising that they too think promising to put Americans out of work is a winning election strategy.
Old “lunch bucket Joe” is the latest presidential candidate to make the bizarre campaign promise of ruining your livelihood.
At the last Democrat Debate Joe did not hesitate to endorse putting hundreds of thousands of blue collar workers out of work in order to satisfy the Green Movement.
And then yesterday:
Biden riffing on how Obama put him in charge of judging the “jobs of the future” suggests re-training miners as coders.— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) December 30, 2019
“Anybody who can go down 3000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well.”
This sort of “just transition” stuff was murder on Clinton in 2016…
“I don’t want you to work at the job you have, so if you elect me, I’ll put you out of work then force you to learn another trade.”
You’re running for President, Joe, not career counsellor.
What the heck is wrong with Democrats that they actually think a President’s job to put you out of work?
Our economy and job market are the best they’ve been in decades. Why on earth run on the promise to ruin that?
I don’t know if you remember this, but when Donald Trump announced his Presidential campaign in June of 2015, one of the things he said that stuck in my head was “I will be the greatest jobs President that God ever created.”
Unlike Hillary, he ran for President promising to put Americans back to work.
And he certainly has done it, hasn’t he?
Unemployment is the lowest it’s been in half a century.
Wages are rising. And we are fast becoming energy independent.
And what’s Joe’s response to all this economic expansion?
“Too many people are making really good money at jobs I don’t like. So I’m going to put them out of work. But don’t worry. I will then use taxpayer money to teach them programming in hopes that maybe, possibly they can find new work with their newfound programming skills.”
It’s one thing to promise job training for the unemployed. It’s another thing entirely to promise to first make them unemployed in order to give them job training. That is flat-out nuts.
Does Joe really think “Vote for me: I’ll put you out of work!” is the kind of campaign promise Americans in a booming economy want to hear?
Though, to be fair, it definitely would be the one promise Joe Biden would actually keep.
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