On Jobs: Biden vs. Trump

Cartoon: Alex Bowman

The climate plan that Joe Biden released this week is ultimately a jobs plan–one that envisions our nation on a sustainable trajectory with abundant jobs provided by the build-out of a clean energy economy. Biden received the endorsement of multiple unions for his plan and seized the opportunity to present a vision of America that takes urgent action on climate change as it calls upon its inherent ingenuity and workforce to bring that vision to life. It’s inspiring, it’s forward-thinking, and best of all it’s realistic at a time when coronavirus has pushed us into Depression-era unemployment.

Meanwhile, we have President Trump who refuses to acknowledge massive job loss, and whose official jobs creation plan is bare-bones. In fact, this past week, Ivanka Trump in her official capacity as a White House employee promoted  a new ad campaign dubbed, “Find Something New.” The move was widely viewed as toe deaf as the Trump White House has not made any indication that it will invest in the jobs of tomorrow.

So that’s where each candidate stands on job creation.

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