President Joe Biden blamed people who have not received the COVID-19 shot for the economic problems his administration created by lining Americans’ pockets with cash.
“The unvaccinated also put our economy at risk because people are reluctant to go out,” Biden said at a Clayco construction site in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, overlooking his role in pushing a massive spending bill that would cost trillions of dollars.
“Even in places where there is no restriction on going to restaurants and gyms and movie theaters, people are not going in anywhere near the numbers because they’re worried they’re going to get sick,” he added.
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The economy under Biden is still a disaster and trying to recover from government-mandated lockdowns and unemployment benefits that have pushed key workers to stay home.
In August, Biden raised federal salaries for roughly two million federal government employees while Americans grappled with skyrocketing inflation and an economy struggling to bounce back from bloated spending bills. The raises will not go into effect until January 2022, but Biden still chose to make raising salaries a priority the day after a terrorist attack claimed 13 American service members’ lives in Afghanistan. The pay bump also follows months of high inflation and, more recently, a producer price index (PPI) that reached a record high.
In his Thursday afternoon speech, Biden also claimed that the country is “headed in the right direction,” but that the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” is holding Americans back.
“The unvaccinated overcrowded our hospitals, overrunning emergency rooms and intensive care units. The unvaccinated patients are leaving no room for someone with a heart attack or a need of a cancer operation and so much more because they can’t get into the ICU, they can’t get into the operating room,” Biden concluded.