JOBS/JOE BIDEN: “I’m grateful for everyone who found work in August and found that glimmer of hope — but there is real cause for concern in this morning’s jobs report.
The pace of job gains in August was slower than in July. And significantly slower than May or June.
The fact is we’re more than six months into this pandemic, and:
– 11.5 million Americans don’t have their jobs back
– Almost 30 million are on unemployment
– We’re down 720,000 manufacturing jobs
– Nearly 1 in 6 small businesses have closed their doors
Now is not the time for a victory lap, Mr. President. Just because your wealthy friends and donors are doing well doesn’t mean everyone else is.
Get off the golf course. Call the leaders of Congress to the White House. And make a deal that delivers for working people.”
-Joe Biden, Twitter.com, Sep. 4, 2020 5:09 pm