Biden’s disservice to union workers
Joe Biden’s cribbed Green New Deal agenda from Bernie Sanders’ and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would place over 10.3 MILLION jobs on the chopping block.
Biden is onboard for a “radical decarbonization” of our economy, a ban on fracking, and the elimination of oil, gas, and coal from the power grid.
And union workers would bear the brunt of Biden’s agenda.
The North America’s Building Trades Unions recently released a study that should be a warning to the Biden campaign: “oil and gas jobs are better paying and more reliable than jobs in renewable energy.”
The NABTU study notes, “The career opportunities for renewables are nowhere near what they are in gas and oil, and domestic energy workers highly value the safety, reliable duration and compensation of oil and gas construction jobs.”
You’d think Joe Biden would care about the job losses, yet he is willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of blue-collar jobs for Green New Deal policies.
And it’s not just job loss that Biden’s agenda would bring. Biden has pledged to raise taxes, and has said the “first thing” he would do is eliminate President Trump’s tax cuts.
When asked about the average worker receiving a $1,260 tax cut under President Trump, he called that “negligible.” Maybe that’s “negligible” to Joe Biden, but for the average worker that means less money in their pocket.
According to the Tax Foundation, Joe Biden’s tax plan alone would reduce wages, cut GDP growth, and destroy 585,000 jobs.
And while Joe Biden is slashing jobs and raising taxes, his record shows his trade policy would be a disaster for workers.
Biden supported the job-killing NAFTA trade agreement, while President Trump’s USMCA agreement is projected to create 76,000 auto and manufacturing jobs. And while Chinese unfair trade practices were ransacking U.S. industries under the Obama-Biden administration, Biden called a rising China a “positive development” for the U.S.
What’s worse, Biden is still soft on China. He continually insists “China’s not our problem” and claims “we should be helping” China.
Bottom Line: While President Trump delivers results and workers know they have a champion in The White House, a Biden presidency would be bad for America’s workers.
Rapid Response Director
Republican National Committee