Senator Elizabeth Warren used Friday’s disastrous job report to advance her legislative agenda in the weeks ahead; saying the weakening economy is proof that “child care is infrastructure.”
“Today’s jobs report is a stark reminder of what American families know all too well: child care is infrastructure,” posted Warren on Twitter.
Today’s jobs report is a stark reminder of what American families know all too well: child care is infrastructure. pic.twitter.com/MzJWA0guoN
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 7, 2021
President Joe Biden’s economic agenda was thrust into question Friday when an important jobs report widely missed the mark; showing just 266,000 new positions in America when experts predicted nearly one million.
“The unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 6.1% — while it’s still well below the April 2020 peak of 14.7%, it’s about twice the pre-crisis level, the Labor Department said in its monthly payroll report, released Friday morning. Economists surveyed by Refinitiv expected the report to show that unemployment fell to 5.8% and the economy added 978,000 jobs,” reports Fox News.
BUST: Private Payrolls Disappoint in April, Defying Expectations with Just 266,000 Jobs https://t.co/jkVcQ2kpt1
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 7, 2021
CNBC had to do a double take when they first learned about the disappointing April jobs report
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 7, 2021
Joe Biden’s economy:
The April jobs report was the worst miss in 23 years: "The worst miss, we're told, since '98."
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) May 7, 2021
“The figure marks a significant drop from March’s downwardly revised number of 770,000 and February’s upwardly revised 536,000,” adds Fox. “There are still 8.2 million fewer jobs than there were last February, before the crisis began.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
A PLAN FOR THAT? Elizabeth Warren Unveils $1 TRILLION Plan to Fight ‘Environmental Racism’
Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren unveiled her latest policy proposal regarding climate change this week; calling for $1.5 trillion in new spending to combat “environmental racism.”
“In 1987, the United Church of Christ’s Commission on Racial Justice commissioned one of the first studies on hazardous waste in communities of color. A few years later – 28 years ago this month – delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit adopted 17 principles of environmental justice. But in the years since, the federal government has largely failed to live up to the vision these trailblazing leaders outlined, and to its responsibilities to the communities they represent,” writes Warren.
Justice for communities on the front lines of the climate crisis must be at the core of our response to climate change. Here's my plan for how I'll center environmental justice in the fight to end the climate crisis. https://t.co/agB4llfPRg
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 9, 2019
“From predominantly black neighborhoods in Detroit to Navajo communities in the southwest to Louisiana’s Cancer Alley, industrial pollution has been concentrated in low-income communities for decades,” she adds. “The Green New Deal will involve deploying trillions of dollars to transform the way we source and use energy. In doing so, the government must prioritize resources to support vulnerable communities and remediate historic injustices.”
Read Warren’s full plan here.
ADD IT TO THE LIST: Warren Says Pandemic Response Must Include ‘Free Child Care, Pre-K, Paid Leave’
Senator Elizabeth Warren doubled-down on her calls to expand America’s massive entitlement system this week; saying any response to the CoVID pandemic should include universal child care, pre-k education, and paid leave.
“Make no mistake: This pandemic has set women back, with lifetime consequences. We need big, structural change to tackle this crisis head on—like universal child care, universal pre-k, and paid leave,” posted Warren on Twitter.
Make no mistake: This pandemic has set women back, with lifetime consequences. We need big, structural change to tackle this crisis head on—like universal child care, universal pre-k, and paid leave.https://t.co/m2MDs3Dz8L
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 2, 2021
President Biden has already pledged to spend upwards of $4 trillion in his first days in office on a series of issues including CoVID, immigration, and the environment.