We knew that Joe Biden would kill off jobs but he killed off an estimated 52,100 jobs in his first eight hours.
That has to be some kind of record and is certainly a preview of things to come.
It starts with the ending of the Keystone Pipeline.
The pipeline provides 11,000 direct construction jobs that will now be laid off, not to mention a total of 42,100 jobs throughout the US pertaining to the project.
These 11,000 construction jobs are high paying positions.
Biden also ordered the halt of the border wall construction and the 10,000 jobs associated with it. That makes 52,100 jobs in less than eight hours. And with his pledge to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, you can expect many many more.
They have to realize that there are just some jobs that aren’t worth that much money, and companies will replace them with machines when it makes more fiscal sense.
I went to my local Walmart Neighborhood Market today, and all ‘manned’ checkout lines have been removed and have been replaced with all self-service scanners. They are replacing eight checkout people for three shifts times 645 stores. With simple math, you can figure that’s 15,480 more jobs taken away. I’m sure they will eventually do that in their Super Centers as well.
And on top of everything else, he plans to hand out green cards like they were candy. American workers don’t stand a chance, especially restaurant and small business owners. Their costs will be raised beyond all hope of recovering, especially after being closed up for so long.
Small businessmen have had four bullets shot into their chest and the $15 an hour minimum wage will be the kill shot.
Indeed, union leaders are already calling out Biden for the loss of good-paying union jobs…
Mark McManus, General President of the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters : “In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1. Let me be very clear: When built with union labor by the men and women of the United Association, pipelines like Keystone XL remain the safest and most efficient modes of energy transportation in the world. Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work. For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction”