It’s Time To Get Americans Back To Work!

President Biden and Speaker Pelosi’s Far-Left policies are returning America to a 1970’s welfare state that incentivizes Americans to stay at home instead of returning to the workforce where there are 9.3 MILLION job openings

That is why Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) discussed how to get Americans working again during a virtual roundtable today on the 25th anniversary of successful bipartisan Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Americans need jobs and paychecks, not more endless spending and government checks.

The meeting featured a discussion with experts on anti-poverty welfare reforms that would further improve TANF and lift Americans out of poverty by tying benefits to work.

THE FACTS: 

  • There are currently 9.3 MILLION job openings. 
  • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced poverty to a historic low by unleashing job growth, with the highest wage gains for the lowest-earning Americans. 
  • But, President Biden and Speaker Pelosi are undoing that progress by using temporary emergency COVID relief to create permanent welfare-without-work programs.
    • These programs undermine the progress we have made, foster greater dependence on government, and reduce job opportunities.
  • Democrats are repurposing the Child Tax Credit as a new untargeted welfare check. 
  • Democrats are banning entry-level jobs through a wage mandate. 
  • Democrats are pushing other Far-Left policies that limit the path out of poverty.

President Biden’s stimulus didn’t create jobs, it created inflation. With prices rising twice as fast as paychecks and real wages declining since President Biden took office, American families are falling behind.