After a historically embarrassing jobs report, Florida Democrats are still endorsing the American Jobs Plan after Biden’s April jobs report fell short of expectations by hundreds of thousands of jobs.
The United States still added 266,000 jobs in the month of April, which is good, except economists were expecting nearly 1 million. The unemployment rate also grew to a steep 6.1%.
Altogether, the US economy is still at a net 8.2 million jobs lost since the beginning of the pandemic from February of 2020. The report seriously pokes holes in President Biden’s (D), “Build Back Better,” promise, however, the president stated today that the country is, “on the right track.”
Despite the disappointing report, supporters of the President stood their ground, especially in Florida.
Today the Florida Democrats tweeted a public endorsement of the President’s American Jobs Plan, highlighting the infrastructure policy the Biden Admin wants to enlist:
Here in Florida so many of our roads and bridges are falling apart, which makes it harder for people to live, work, and play in our beautiful state.
The American Jobs Plan will mean a brighter future for Florida ☀️🌴 https://t.co/tiORjkIDDV
— Florida Democrats (@FlaDems) May 6, 2021
Across the nation, 21.8% of public roads are deemed to be in, “poor condition,” and 7.6% of railways in need of restoration. There is also estimated to be 4.8 derailments of trains for every 100 miles of track, causing public safety and health crisis for the Department of Transportation to handle.
If Infrastructure is really an issue voters are worried about, why doesn’t Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) get more support for his $150 million in aid to Hurricane Michael to rebuild the infrastructure of specifically Florida communities?
However, if Biden’s stimulus checks are any sign, it looks like the American Jobs Plan is going to cost tons of money. Should Democrats keep funding infrastructure projects, or should they stick with the President’s rhetoric, and dig ourselves out of the COVID-19 aftermath?