Today, Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Senator Sharif Street released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the U.S. economy added 353,000 jobs in the first month of 2024:
“After Donald Trump’s failures left the U.S. economy in shambles, President Biden’s leadership has delivered for working Pennsylvania families month after month by creating record-breaking new jobs, driving up wages, keeping unemployment low and lowering costs. Where Trump left office with the worst jobs record since the Great Depression and sold out working Pennsylvania families to give away billions in tax breaks to the ultra-rich and major corporations, President Biden and Vice President Harris have been building our economy from the bottom up and middle out – leading America to dominate on the world stage. The biggest risk to all this progress for middle-class Pennsylvania is the threat of another four years of Trump and his trickle-down MAGAnomics agenda, but Pennsylvania] voters are looking forward to helping send President Biden and Vice President Harris back to the White House this November.”
Here’s a look at how Bidenomics is delivering in Pennsylvania and across the country, where Trump failed miserably:
- President Biden’s policies have helped create nearly 15 million jobs, including 547k in Pennsylvania alone. Trump had the worst jobs record since the Great Depression and is rooting for the economy to crash.
- Under President Biden, the national unemployment rate has been under 4 percent for the longest stretch in 50 years in part due to his administration’s historic investments that have created 800,000 manufacturing jobs and another 875,000 in construction and engineering. Trump’s tax scam incentivized companies to ship American jobs overseas.
- When Donald Trump was in office, his only accomplishment was giving billionaires and corporations tax handouts. President Biden, on the other hand, is investing in hardworking middle-class families while making sure billionaires and corporations finally pay their fair share in taxes.