Old Video Resurfaces After Biden Picket Line Visit
In an attempt to build support for his administration’s economic policies, President Joe Biden recently claimed that his “Bidenomics” plan would benefit American autoworkers and create jobs. However, according to some critics, the president’s statement couldn’t be further from the truth.
Despite Biden’s promises of boosting the car industry through electrification, a study shows that his plan could actually end up killing hundreds of thousands of jobs. This is a major concern for many blue-collar voters who have already been struggling to make ends meet. To add insult to injury, the president’s push for electric cars will ultimately lead to the outsourcing of jobs to countries like China where labor is cheaper.
In an effort to quell the backlash, Biden made an appearance at a United Autoworkers’ picket line in Michigan this week. However, his attempt at solidarity was met with skepticism. Some couldn’t help but recall the president’s previous encounter with a worker at a Fiat Chrysler plant in Detroit, where he called the man a “horse’s a**” for questioning his stance on gun rights.
Pete Buttigieg on whether the lack of rank-and-file worker support for Biden's forced EV "transition" is a "problem":
"Look, this technology is happening. It is coming. It is coming no matter what." pic.twitter.com/WEK7Izm3HW
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 27, 2023
Senator Ted Cruz also weighed in on Biden’s latest actions, taking to Twitter to remind Americans of the president’s true feelings towards working-class citizens. “Don’t ever forget how Joe Biden actually feels about working-class Americans,” he tweeted. “What kind of elected leader talks to voters that way?”
Even former President Donald J. Trump has criticized Biden’s agenda, particularly when it comes to the auto industry. Trump warned UAW that Biden’s plan would be an “assassination of your jobs and your industry.” He also pointed out that no matter what concessions the union gets in its contract negotiations, the push for electric vehicles will ultimately result in plant closures and job losses.
When questioned about the concerns raised by “rank-and-file” union members who oppose EV, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg dismissed them by simply stating that the technology is “coming no matter what.” This dismissive attitude further solidifies the notion that the Biden administration is not working in the best interest of the American autoworkers.
Don’t ever forget how Joe Biden actually feels about working class Americans.
What kind of elected leader talks to voters that way? pic.twitter.com/mDPzZ7l9G1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 27, 2023
It is now more evident than ever that Biden’s statement to the autoworker in March of 2020 – “I’m not working for you” – was ultimately true. The president’s agenda is not aimed at protecting American jobs, but rather bowing to the pressures of environmental activists and global powers. As the fight for the future of the auto industry continues, it remains to be seen whether the Biden administration will stand with the American people or push them aside in favor of their own agenda.