Biden’s response to a struggling restaurant owner should scare the hell out of all Americans

A restaurant owner asked Joe Biden last night how he’s going to incentivize people to re-enter the workforce and leave behind their big COVID unemployment paychecks:

DC EXAMINER – During a Wednesday town hall, John Lanni, the co-founder and owner of the Cincinnati-based restaurant group Thunderdome, asked the president, “How do you and the Biden administration plan to incentivize those that haven’t returned to work yet?”

Biden’s response to the restaurant owner was horrible and also rather authoritarian:

Biden, who was speaking in the auditorium of Mount Saint Joseph University, responded, “One, if you noticed, we kept you open. We spent billions of dollars to make sure restaurants can stay open, and a lot of people who now — who worked as waiters and waitresses decided that they don’t want to do that anymore because there’s other opportunities at higher wages, because there’s a lot of openings now in jobs.”

I can’t emphasize enough how infuriating it is for Biden to respond by saying the government kept this restaurant open. The government also forced him to shut his restaurant down! It’s the least the government could do to help this man’s restaurant stay open after they wouldn’t let him do business. But Biden acts like the government did him a big favor, when in reality they owned it to this man and businesses all around the country.

Biden also absurdly suggests that people don’t want to work in restaurants anymore because of higher wages elsewhere. But that’s just rubbish. The problem isn’t people looking for higher paying jobs, the problem is people staying on unemployment! Unemployment benefits are the higher wages people are choosing and that’s exactly what John is asking about.



Biden then suggests that the real answer is for the restaurant owner pay more and not just a little more, but A LOT more to his wait staff:

But secondly, John, my guess is that um people being $7, $8 dollars an hour plus tips – I think John that you’re going to be finding $15 an hour more now. But you may pay that already.

Again, Biden acts as though the government did this man’s restaurant a big favor and now he has the responsibility of paying back that kindness by paying a lot more in wages to his wait staff, or else he’s out of luck.

If I’d have been that man, I might have responded to Biden “what the hell do you know about running a restaurant???” Because clearly, Biden doesn’t know jack about any of it. He’s just another authoritarian who acts as though the government rescued restaurants and businesses from being closed down permanently, when it was really the government who created this mess by mandating all these businesses shut down, and then heavily regulated how many customers they could serve inside their establishments for months and months.

What Biden doesn’t understand is that the government STILL owes this man for shutting everything down, by pushing for states to lower unemployment back to normal levels and requiring people to start looking for work to get off the government’s dime. That’s all he’s asking for, but instead Biden mocks him and tells him to pay more.

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