In the first quarter of 2020, COVID-19 took a vice-like hold of

the US. The reality of the devastating effects of COVID began

to loom large in terms of everyday life, and all too many deaths.

The Trump administration, true to form, botched America’s

response and the pandemic went wild-fire across the country.

Consequently, the American economy seemingly teetered on

the edge of a twenty-first century Great Depression. Yet that

never came. Why exactly was that? In short, government

intervention and the implementation of societal and economic

safety nets.

Despite the vaccine roll-out being utterly messed up by Trump

and his goons, we are now seeing hundreds of millions of “free”

vaccines being administered across the US. Unemployment

benefits have been enhanced to ensure families are protected

from the harsh, economic cross-winds of the pandemic. In

addition to that, we have had stimulus checks distributed wide

and far so as to help a bombarded economy stay afloat through

consumer spending. On all three counts, vaccines, enhanced

benefits and stimulus payments, how very “socialist”. And yet

how very effective they have been, irrespective of that

supposedly un-American epitaph.

Despite President Biden arguably having a growing liberal /

radical agenda (and that argument is a very real one), he has

now turned his non-progressive ire onto those protected by the

safety net of unemployment benefit. Following an April that

was a particularly weak month for new jobs, Biden has, true to

his deep-down DNA, decided that those that can least afford a

low-paying job, should go out and get one lest they are

punished by having their unemployment benefits cut off if they

turn down “suitable employment.”

Know this – “suitable employment” is poorly concealed code for

“substandard employment.” To those in receipt of

unemployment benefits, they are protected from minimum-

wage paying, benefit-free pre-pandemic jobs that littered the

American economy. Add to that the fact that if the majority of

employers had their way, wages would forever be supressed so

as to protect their bottom-line corporate profits. It is complete

garbage that if employee wages go up, then prices of goods

and services must go up. Never forget, if a business or

corporation can’t hammer the employee to protect its profits,

then it will turn to its next victim, the consumer. It can never be

the profits suffer. It is always another target group.