Saturday, May 15, 2021

D.L. Gardner: Biden is Destroying Jobs & Businesses

 Please, go back to work! Those who were working before the pandemic, who lost or left jobs because of the pandemic, and who are able should go back to work. America needs everyone to go to work. 

Many people are not returning to work because their unemployment checks are bigger than their paychecks. President Biden has extended the bigger unemployment checks until September. His spending policy has three major flaws: the government doesn’t have any money; the government is deeply in debt; and, higher taxes will destroy jobs and businesses in America.

Over the years students have taught me many things. One student told me his family did not believe the United States was in debt. He said his parents believed politicians and media were just trying to scare people. When I asked students to write down everything they believed the government owed them, one wrote, “More money.” We have a major failure to communicate.

Last week we received a personalized letter from President Biden informing us of everything the government has been doing for us. He referred to the American Rescue Plan he signed March 11, that delivered “immediate economic relief to hundreds of millions of Americans, including you.” Further on he wrote, “I want to be sure you receive all the benefits that you are entitled to.” Frankly, I don’t believe we’re “entitled to” that borrowed money. Unfortunately, too many among us believe we are entitled to all the government money we can get. 

Obviously, many in America were hurt by the pandemic in various ways. Most Americans would want to help those in need by any means possible. Businesses, too, have suffered. But, as we begin to reopen, many businesses have not been able to hire former or new employees because unemployment checks are bigger than paychecks. 

President Biden’s Rescue Plan costs $1.9 Trillion. He’s also pushing two more gigantic plans that will bring the total cost of all three to about $7 Trillion. Biden has said he would pay for these plans with nearly $4 Trillion in tax increases on corporations, investments, and wealthy Americans. We’ve seen that movie before. High taxes drive jobs and businesses overseas. Biden is destroying jobs and businesses in America.

So, what does all this have to do with people going to work? After America closed down “according to the science,” we began seeing shortages of many essential products as well as rising prices. Lockdowns also led to rising mental health crises and higher violent crime rates.  When people do not go back to work, the lockdown essentially continues, and communities continue to suffer the ill effects of a lockdown culture. 

All of us are essential. Each of us is an important member of our community. We should be contributing to our community by working, volunteering, helping and just enjoying time with others around us. For the health of our communities those who can work ought to work. “Help Wanted” signs are all over the place. There is no shortage of jobs. 

President Biden is telling us he’s giving us money we are entitled to. He’s raising taxes on businesses, corporations, and the wealthy who fund jobs to pay for that entitlement money. He’s actually driving those businesses, corporations, and the wealthy to more business-friendly nations.  Better come back to work while you can.

Daniel L. Gardner is a syndicated columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at



Anonymous said...

Liberal meltdown in 3...2....1...

Anonymous said...

Soon the Fed will retract the money supply. It is a cycle that the Federal Reserve creates. They print and loan boat loads of cash, then they turn off the tap and squeeze the wringer. If you are not ready for this, then God help you.

The dems will get their Green New Deal. There won’t be a hydrocarbon powered left car on the road by 2030.

Anonymous said...

So true. I drove by Nissan Canton, and Kamala Harris was there driving the wrecking ball, cackling with glee. Bernie Sanders was placing demo charges at Toyota Blue Springs. And Sleepy Joe and Beto were kicking doors in to seize guns from helpless disabled veterans in Madison as hordes of BLM rioters descended upon the city, forcing blunts into the mouths of babies. It was almost like a feverish dream brought on by watching conspiracy theory websites.... It seemed so real.

Anonymous said...

Good read, but like 40 years too late.
Cycle didn’t begin with Puppet Biden.

Anonymous said...

I know that you think you sound clever. But you don’t.

Anonymous said...

Over the years, Republicans and Democrats have spent and wasted so much federal funds that they have created a false economy with the deficit spending. As a Washington lobbyist once said, "There is not a dime's worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats. They just get their money different ways."

I'm in my 70s and just hope that my savings, Social Security, and 401k holds up. If not, when you see me on a corner with a cardboard sign, please be kind.

Anonymous said...

Always love the articles from Dan "Dunning-Kruger" Gardner.

Anonymous said...

f not, when you see me on a corner with a cardboard sign, please be kind.

If you avoid panhandling on Lakeland and I55 you won't have to compete for those crumbs with the 10 other people already working the intersection.

One City, One Aim, One Destiny

Anonymous said...

I see you learned a new word on reddit! Good for you!

Anonymous said...

4:48, you can reminisce about all those good years that you lived while leaving a shit future for your grandchildren.

Beth Smith said...

Almost all lies. Close the website kf, since you won’t control the racist monster commenters and you filter other comments critical of white people. You’re the baddie, DA.

Kingfish said...

Really? Don't see any on the dashboard I haven't approved. I'm assuming you meant the comment with BLM. I think he was using that to poke fun at the columnists and some of his supporters.

Anonymous said...

Dan says Mississippians are "seeing shortages of many essential products."

Yet he gives no examples.

Any guesses on what he is talking about?

King -I drove around Ridgeland and Madison today and saw only 2 hiring signs: Bonefish and 2 Men $ a Truck. I expected to see more.

Anonymous said...

11:31. Ridgeland and (esp) Madison are less likely to display tacky window and door signs. Their employees come thru
different portals.

Anonymous said...


At least you have savings and a 401. Many don't.

Anomous said...

Jobs are needed in the service sector. Not everyone is hiring rt now. Pre covid19 service sector never had to competed wt Doordash, Ubereats, etc. Now they do...that 9 dollars per hr isn't enough when in under 30 mins I can make 7 to 12 dollars in 30 mins on my OWN time doing any one of these apps...And before any of u GOPers say ur full of it...Madison County is leading the way using these apps!!! Lol...oh so if you want more servers, tell you fav restaurants to pay 15 per hr...or just go out of business...

Anonymous said...

@5:40 now that you have explained it, you think they understand. People are back at work, they just aren’t working multiple jobs anymore.

Anonymous said...

There are numerous reasons people aren't returning to work, and several have been mentioned on this blog. Mr. Gardner's article appears to focus just on one ... People taking advantage of the government gravy train of lucrative unemployment benefits. Though this is undeniably a major factor, there are other realities caused by the pandemic. Many business models and practices were forced to change in response to changing consumer patterns. Found to be successful, few will likely return to business as usual; consequently, the employment landscape has changed. Additionally, we seem to have no difficulty with big corporations taking PPE money at government expense, but denigrate those on the lower end of the economic continuum who try to get ahead while the honey is flowing.

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