Biden Receives Mixed Reviews from Florida Lawmakers after June Jobs Report

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
July 8, 2023

After the recent national employment statistics were released, Democratic lawmakers from the state of Florida were quick to congratulate President Joe Biden (D) and his administration for the 209,000 jobs that were added in June.

The job growth was initially reported as 306,000 for the month of June but was revised, according to The New York Times. Simultaneously, June marked the 30th consecutive month of job growth.

However, 30 months ago was the middle of the pandemic which saw historic lows in unemployment and job numbers, entirely.

Representative Maxwell Alejandro Frost (D-FL) called the recent numbers “real progress.”

“June: 209k jobs added, 13.2M total since POTUS took office. Smart investments in US infrastructure + clean energy, higher wages for workers, union power, & fair opportunities for small businesses WORK. Enough of failed, trickle-down, for-the-rich policies; just real progress,” stated Rep. Frost.

Moreover, Representative Frederica Wilson (D-FL) mentioned that “our economy is stronger than ever.”

“Folks doubted whether Democrats and POTUS could get the economy under control after COVID, but the numbers don’t lie. Democrats are building an economy from the bottom up and middle out, and our economy is stronger than ever because of it,” said Rep. Wilson.

At the same time, Republican legislators from the Sunshine State were not too keen on agreeing with their left-leaning colleagues.

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) continued to scold the President for “Bidenflation.”

“#Bidenflation continues to make food and fuel more expensive and the American Dream further out of reach. We can’t allow this to continue. I’m working every day to stop the spending spree and get our country back on track so that Florida families can thrive,” Scott tweeted.

Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL) responded to journalist John Harwood who claimed that the U.S. economy is “doing pretty damn well.”

Rep. Donalds called Harwood “out of touch” and told him to “leave New York and D.C.”

“Imagine being this out of touch with the American people. John, leave New York and D.C. and talk to everyday Americans, and they will tell you the economy is NOT doing pretty damn well.”

According to Reuters, President Biden’s approval rating is 41 percent. His disapproval rating is 54 percent.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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