There are a lot of people across the U.S. who aren’t working. Why should they? They’re still sitting on stimulus money that they earned months ago. Their bank accounts are fatter than ever thanks to the unemployment benefits that lasted throughout the better part of last year. And, they know that the progressive politicians on Capitol Hill are working hard to cancel student loan debt and anything else that they might have to pay.
It’s hard to be motivated to work a job that you hate when your friends are sitting at home, mooching off the government. So, there’s a common phrase being said all across the country: “I quit.”
People aren’t feeling incentivized to work. And, when companies are trying to get back to pre-pandemic work levels without offering sick leave in the event that people do get COVID, people are fed up.
And, let’s not forget about those who believe they might have COVID. Getting a test to find out is nearly impossible. Sure, Biden promised to get them into the hands of Americans at the end of last year, but we’re still waiting. And, we can hear countless stories of people waiting in COVID test lines for three hours and waiting two days, three days, and even as long as a week to get the results back.
Meanwhile, those who don’t know if they’re positive can’t work. So, why even bother?
Quitting seems like the easiest way to deal with the problem. Why work for an overbearing boss who doesn’t want to offer sick time? Quitting is easy enough considering every company from sea to shining sea is hiring. If people are feeling unappreciated or underpaid, the simplest solution these days is to quit…and maybe they’ll get around to finding another job.
Biden and the rest of his liberal pals in Washington DC are creating an entire generation of people who don’t want to work. It’s a lazy workforce – and it’s one of the reasons why the economy is suffering the way that it is.
A recent Labor Department survey shows the number of hires, openings, and quits. The number of quits is quite staggering for November, which shows that 4.53 million people decided to up and quit their job. This was a nine percent increase over October…and September had set a previous high of 4.36 million.
Since March 2021, it seems that we’ve been seeing new and new highs because people simply don’t have the work ethic that they once did. Thanks to inflation, people feel as though they need more money – and many industries simply cannot pay more.
It’s a vicious circle, really. Companies have to pay more for labor, so they raise the prices. People can’t afford the cost of goods, so they quit in hopes of getting a better-paying job. And then it’s all back to square one again. And who do we have to thank for this circle? Yep, that’s right…our Commander in Chief, Joe Biden.
Today’s workforce has confidence that they can find another job with either better pay or better work conditions. And for those who don’t want to work, we’re seeing unions making demands – sort of like what we saw with Kellogg’s recently.
There’s also something to be said about the benefits of quitting. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta shows that those who quit and find new jobs see median wage growth of 4.3 percent while those staying with their same employer only see a growth of 3.1 percent.
And unfortunately, it seems that the Biden administration’s approach is only making things worse. After all, we have millions of immigrants entering the country as an attempt to inflate the cheap-labor bubble. And, there are all the giveaways inside of the Build Back Better plan.
The Biden administration is breaking the economy – and people will continue to quit until they know they have the financial stability to stay put. If we closed the border and Biden focused on better policies, we might actually get there.