Biden Warns of 'Deepening Economic Crisis' After Slashing Thousands of U.S. Jobs
Democrat killed off tens of thousands of American jobs on first day in office
After slashing tens of thousands of American jobs in his first few hours of taking office, Joe Biden is now warning America that the United States is in a "deepening economic crisis."
Shortly after his inauguration, Biden was ushered into the Oval Office where he signed a stack of anti-Trump executive orders.
Among those orders were the termination of the Keystone XL Pipeline and the end of President Donald Trump’s border wall construction.
According to the US State Department, canceling the Keystone Pipeline costs over 11,000 construction jobs and 42,100 jobs throughout the US during the construction process.
Canceling the Trump border wall will cost another 10,000 jobs.
That’s a total of 52,100 jobs lost in his first 8 hours in the White House.
Biden also suspended new oil/gas leasing on federal lands and water, according to The Gateway Pundit.
According to Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), if Biden’s war on gas and oil is permanent, 120,000 Texas jobs will be lost.
120,000 more jobs lost in Texas, just like that.
UPDATE: Killing more Texas jobs.— Rep. Kevin Brady (@RepKevinBrady) January 22, 2021
2 days, 2 attacks on TX energy jobs.
After killing #KeystoneXL pipeline, #Biden suspends new oil/gas leasing on fed lands/water.
If permanent, 120,000 TX jobs lost.
120,000 MORE jobless.
Pssst..aren't you supposed to CREATE jobs? pic.twitter.com/LSfXq34UJR
After proudly destroying tens of thousands of jobs in two days in the middle of a pandemic, Joe Biden warned of a deepening economic crisis.
Biden looked totally lost and sounded exhausted.
President Biden: "The [economic] crisis is only deepening. It's not getting better." pic.twitter.com/rRpw49OEss— The Hill (@thehill) January 22, 2021
Biden's moves have triggered a firestorm among even those who supported his presidential campaign.
Unions that delighted in pushing Joe Biden for president during the 2020 election are condemning his decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline.
Unions which hitherto had championed Biden were furious, according to The Daily Wire.
On September 7, 2020, Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America, issued an endorsement of the Bide-Harris presidential ticket, writing:
After discussions with our leaders and members, the General Executive Board of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) unanimously, enthusiastically, and proudly endorses Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris for President and Vice President of the United States of America.
As we celebrate Labor Day 2020, and remember the strife and struggle of those who came before us, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris stand out as the blue-collar candidates…
Joe Biden is one of us; he knows, first hand, the trials and tribulations faced by working men and women across this country. …Over the crucial next few months, the 500,000 strong, proud, and united men and women of LIUNA will be on the front lines relentlessly working to elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and leading the way to fulfill their mantra of “Build Back Better.”
But last week, after hearing that Biden would kill the Keystone XL pipeline, the union tweeted: “Pipeline construction has been a lifeline for many #LIUNA members across the country.
"The anticipated decision to cancel the #KeysonePipeline will kill thousands of good-paying #UNION jobs!”
#Pipeline construction has been a lifeline for many #LIUNA members across the country. The anticipated decision to cancel the #KeystonePipeline will kill thousands of good-paying #UNION jobs! #pipelinesarelifelines #energy pic.twitter.com/p0BxD1vPHV— LIUNA (@LIUNA) January 20, 2021
In August, the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters endorsed Biden.
But on January 18, anticipating Biden’s announcement about the pipeline, Mark McManus, General President of the United Association, released a statement which said:
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.
In October, the North American Building Trades Unions endorsed Biden.
But NABTU’s president Sean McGarvey said the day after Biden’s executive order that the organization was “deeply disappointed in the decision” of TC Energy to cut jobs.
He stated, “Environmental ideologues have now prevailed, and over a thousand union men and women have been terminated from employment on the project.”