In which scenario would Senator Josh Hawley agree with Senator Bernie Sanders?
After all, on the surface, both senators appear diametrically opposed to one another in multiple different ways.
However, it is clear that their views align in at least a couple of regards, one of which centers on staunch disapproval of Biden’s brazen railroading of railroad union workers.
Mind you, Biden ran as one of the most “pro-union” candidates in history, though he also ran on the premise of alleged unity and moderation.
Of course, all of that went out the window once Biden assumed the presidency.
And yet another example of that is on clear display, when Biden brazenly pushed the legislative branch, yet again, to do his bidding.
This time, it was pushing the legislative branch to force union workers to accept a deal that provides them with insufficient sick leave.
Ironic, considering Biden’s alleged devotion to public health. Except when it inconveniences him, that is.
“A rail shutdown would devastate our economy. Without freight rail, many U.S. industries would shut down,” Biden boomed.
Oh, really? Where was all the concern for “shut down” industries during the lockdowns?
After all, those lockdowns decimated small- and medium-sized businesses in particular, which perhaps was the point.
However, Biden apparently can’t resist flexing the power he has and then some, as reported by Fox News.
“Over the weekend, Biden requested that Congress step-in and pass legislation blocking a national railroad strike before Dec. 9. The legislation Biden is pushing would give three unpaid sick days to engineers and conductors for medical appointments as long as the day offs are scheduled with 30 days notice,” the outlet noted.
Well, how about that. So much for “unity,” not to mention the unions Biden claims to support.
Senator Josh Hawley reacted with disgust to Biden bullying the legislative branch into railroading the nation’s railroad workers, noting that the president appeared indifferent to the health needs of laborers he previously depended upon for votes.
“Today the Senate had the chance to stand up for railroad workers who frequently risk their lives and health on the job, just trying to support their families. Instead, the Senate sided with Joe Biden. Workers were asking for a handful of sick days per year. Biden and the Senate said no,” Hawley remarked in disbelief.
How about that. And the Democrats wonder why they’ve lost working voters in droves.
Hawley also noted the blatant hypocrisy exhibited by the laptop class, all of whom would occupy the upper echelons of government.
“I’d like to know how many of the White House staff, and how many members of Congress and their staff, are still ‘working remotely,’ all while they deny railroad workers more than one day of sick leave a year,” Hawley continued.
What would be especially interesting is comparing the allotted sick time of railroad workers with Biden’s constant beach vacations, as he is set to become the most physically absent president in history.
Something the media clearly doesn’t like to talk about, despite the obvious fact Biden is barely there from a presidential, not to mention basic people, standpoint.
Guess the glittering fortune from China, Russia, and Ukraine appealed more to Biden than the needs of American workers.
Hawley also noted that Biden’s Congressional intervention was neither appreciated nor requested by the workers.
“It wasn’t as if workers were asking Congress to intervene on their behalf. No, this was the White House and management and union bosses teaming up to use federal law to force workers to accept contracts they rejected in negotiations. And then people in DC wonder why working Americans think the system is rigged,” Hawley added.
And, for that matter, Senator Bernie Sanders apparently sees things more along the lines of Hawley, illustrating his clear disgust with the White House railroading workers before the holidays.
“If the rail industry can afford to spend $25.5 billion this year to buy back its own stock and hand out huge dividends to its wealthy shareholders, please do not tell me it cannot afford to guarantee paid sick days to its workers and provide them with a decent quality of life,” Sanders scoffed.
Sanders and Hawley’s concerns were also echoed by Representative Jaamal Bowman, a member of the “Squad” who also sees how the workers have been treated by the Biden administration.
“What we’re seeing is an inhumane deal being pushed onto workers even after a majority voted it down. If we are a pro-labor party, we must stand up for them,” Brown boomed.
Too bad that Democrat elites, like Biden and Pelosi, have become the pro-profit party instead … for themselves.
Author: Ofelia Thornton