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ICYMI: Rubio Joins Restoring America

Jun 5, 2024 | Press Releases

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined the Washington Examiner’s “Restoring America” series to discuss how the national economy under President Joe Biden is eroding our social fabric.

Watch the full video here and read excerpts from the accompanying op-ed below.

…Last year, 60% of workers held positions that paid fewer than $40,000 per year or lacked basic benefits…. The Biden administration has “created” hundreds of thousands of jobs since then, but full-time employment has fallen, which means virtually all of those jobs are part-time….

Then, there is the fact that employment for native-born Americans was 600,000 jobs short of pre-pandemic levels as recently as April of this year, while foreign-born employment is up 2.7 million. In plain English, Biden’s “recovery” from COVID-19 is mostly a boost in unstable, low-paying jobs for immigrants….

[T]he American economy is about more than getting dollar bills to change hands; it’s about building communities where we can grow, find meaning, and make a difference in the lives of others. This requires a virtuous combination of stability, dignified work, and prosperity, all of which are in short supply in Biden’s economy.

Consider [that] more than 50% of Americans aged 18-34 would potentially have a child, but feel incapable of doing so due to their high cost of living. In other words, there are tens of millions of people who are being deprived of the joy of new life by the pressures of our economy. Meanwhile, our country is being deprived of tens of millions of future parents, mentors, workers, entrepreneurs, volunteers, soldiers, and leaders.

Biden should be the first to lament these losses. Instead, he belittles them or pretends they don’t exist…. Even Democratic strategist David Axelrod calls [this] a “terrible mistake”….  In this time of crisis, our families and communities need leadership, not false optimism.

Read the rest here.