White House details American Families Plan impact in Tennessee

Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration is breaking down how its American Families Plan would affect each state.

Here is the White House report on Tennessee:

The Need for Action in Tennessee

The American Families Plan is an investment in Tennessee’s children and families – because when American families do well, our nation thrives. The American Families Plan is a once-in-a-generation investment in the foundations of middle-class prosperity: education, health care, and child care. It will help families cover the basic expenses that so many struggle with now, lower health insurance premiums, and continue the American Rescue Plan’s historic reductions in child poverty. It will yield significant economic returns – boosting productivity and economic growth, supporting a larger, more productive, and healthier workforce on a sustained basis, and generating savings to states and the federal government.

HIGHER EDUCATION: Higher education is key to unlocking opportunity in the new economy, but the average cost of a 2-year degree in Tennessee is $4,600 per year. High costs are part of the reason just 60 percent of students in Tennessee are able to complete a postsecondary degree of any kind within 6 years of enrolling, and across the United States, high-minority and high-poverty high schools have seen 9 percent and 11 percent declines in college enrollment, respectively. To make higher education more accessible, the American Families Plan will provide at least two years of free community college to all students, including DREAMers. It will also increase the maximum Pell Grant awards by approximately $1,400 to support the 124,000 students in Tennessee who rely on Pell for their education, and provide grants to increase college retention and completion. In addition, the American Families Plan will provide support to
minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and the students they serve across the country, like Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs). This includes 12 MSIs in Tennessee.

UNIVERSAL PRE-SCHOOL: Pre-school is critical to ensuring that children start kindergarten with the skills and supports that set them up for success in school. But today, only 40,900 or 25 percent of the 166,000 3- and 4-year-olds in Tennessee are enrolled in publicly-funded pre-school. The American Families Plan will provide access to free, high-quality pre-school to all 3- and 4-year-olds in Tennessee, boosting their educational outcomes and allowing more parents to go back to work. In addition, the American Families Plan will ensure that all employees in funded pre-school programs are paid a $15 minimum wage and provide compensation and benefits comparable to kindergarten educators to those with similar qualifications.

INVESTING IN TEACHERS: Even before the pandemic, our nation’s schools faced an estimated shortage of more than 100,000 teachers, resulting in teachers either teaching out of their subject area or positions going unfilled. Tennessee has seen a 35 percent decline in new teacher supply. In high-need areas like special education and bilingual education, the lack of qualified teachers is worsening educational disparities for students with disabilities and English-learners. And while we know that having teachers reflect the communities they serve is critical to student performance, in Tennessee just 16 percent of teachers are teachers of color, while students of color make up 38 percent of the student population. The American Families Plan will invest $9 billion in our teachers so we address teacher shortages, improve teacher preparation, recruit and develop more teachers of color, and leverage our veteran teachers to help support and train new teachers.

CHILD CARE: Affordable child care is a barrier for many in Tennessee. The average annual cost of a child care center for a toddler in Tennessee is $10,000, meaning that the average family spends 12 percent of their income on child care every year. The lack of affordable child care also makes it more difficult for women to remain in their jobs, contributing to the 21 percent gender gap in workforce participation between mothers and fathers in Tennessee. And access to care is just as important as cost, especially for the 48 percent of Tennesseans living in areas without enough child care options to meet the need. The American Families Plan will enable low and middle-income families to pay no more than 7 percent of their income on high-quality child care, generating lifetime benefits for 140,000 children under 5 in Tennessee and helping working families make ends meet. We must also make sure child care is a source of good jobs for Tennessee, where the median hourly wage of child care workers is just $9.85. The American Families Plan will ensure a $15 minimum wage for early childhood educators and provide compensation and benefits comparable to kindergarten educators to those with similar qualifications.

PAID LEAVE: Paid leave has been shown to reduce racial wealth gaps, improve child health, increase employee retention, and boost women’s workforce participation. These supports are especially critical now, with COVID-19 resulting in lost wages and a decline in economic activity. But in Tennessee and across the nation, more than 110 million workers lack access to paid family leave and nearly 84 million lack access to paid medical leave. For the country’s lowest wage workers, many of whom are women and workers of color, 95 percent are without paid family leave and 91 percent without paid medical leave. The American Families Plan will create a national, comprehensive paid family and medical leave program to ensure workers receive partial wage replacement from the government to take time to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill loved one, deal with a loved one’s military deployment, find safety from sexual assault, stalking, or domestic violence, and heal from their own serious illness.

CHILD NUTRITION: A good diet is critical to a child’s health and ability to succeed in school, but 16 percent of children in Tennessee live in food insecure households and 36 percent are obese. The American Families Plan will ensure that the nutritional needs of Tennessee’s children are met by expanding access to free school meals to an additional 117,000 students and providing 616,000 students with resources to purchase food over the summer.

HEALTH CARE: Health care should be a right, not a privilege, and Tennesseans facing illness should never have to worry about how they are going to pay for their treatment. President Biden has a plan to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower prescription drug costs, reduce premiums, lower the Medicare enrollment age to 60, create a public option, and close the Medicaid coverage gap to help millions of Americans gain health insurance. The American Rescue Plan provided two years of lower health insurance premiums for those who buy coverage on their own; the American Families Plan will make those premium reductions permanent. In Tennessee, that means 143,000 uninsured people will gain coverage and 134,900 will on average save hundreds of dollars per year on their premiums. The average American family will save $50 per person per month on health coverage. In addition, the American Families Plan will support maternal health and the families of veterans receiving health care services, key parts of a historic investment in health care affordability for all Americans.

TAX CUTS FOR TENNESSEE’S FAMILIES AND WORKERS. There are 171,000 children or 11 percent of children under the age of 18 in Tennessee who are considered poor. The American Families Plan will bolster financial security and spur economic growth in Tennessee by reducing taxes on the middle class and those striving to break into it.

o The American Families Plan will extend through 2025 the American Rescue Plan’s Child Tax Credit (CTC) increases to $3,000 per child 6 years old and above and $3,600 per child under 6. It will also make the credit fully refundable so that low-income families can now receive the same credit as middle-income families. This extension will benefit 1.4 million children in Tennessee, including 500,000 children of color, and is estimated to reduce child poverty in the state by 43 percent.

o To support families with child care needs, the American Families Plan will provide a permanent increase to the temporary Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit expansion enacted in the American Rescue Plan. Families will get back as a tax credit as much as half of their spending on child care for children under age 13, so they can receive a total of up to $4,000 for one child or $8,000 for two or more children. The full 50 percent reimbursement will be available to families making less than $125,000 a year and all families making between $125,000 and $400,000 will receive a partial credit.

o The American Families Plan will also make the Earned Income Tax Credit Expansion (EITC) for childless workers permanent to support low-wage workers. This will benefit 381,400 workers in Tennessee, many of whom are essential workers and 31 percent of whom are people of color.

65 Responses to White House details American Families Plan impact in Tennessee

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    Cryan says:

    Bill Lee is going to take credit for this, too.

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    Jim Thames says:

    Take from the “rich” and give to the poor. Liberal 101

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    Linda McCarty says:

    A huge investment in the well-being of our people is enormously important right now. The infrastructure is in dire need as well which is also necessary for people as well as business. It is about time these investments are made. We haven’t seen anything so important being proposed for the people of America in many decades. I am so hopeful. It will require us all to communicate the need to our elected representatives at every level. They can ALL get the credit if they will only act.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      You’ve got that “investment” dreamin’ Linda, your liberal friends have got the printing press and that thieving look in their eyes where they steal money from those who earned it and give it to those who didn’t, what could go wrong? Sounds absolutely like heaven brought down to earth. I wonder if all of this has ever been tried before and if so how did it all turn out.

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        Taxpayer #314 says:

        It was OK for Trump and the Republicans to dole out this amount to their super rich friends but when a Democrat spends a dime to help the working class, it is a case of overworking the printing press. More Conservative lies.

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          James White says:

          Nope it was NOT ok. Below is a list of the debt from the first Trillion (Republican President, Democrat House and Republican Senate) till 2020. EVERY PARTY INCREASED THE DEBT.
          09/30/2020 26,945,391,194,615.15
          09/25/2019 22,609,957,618,808.14
          05/01/2018 21,045,329,035,471.85
          06/29/2017 19,844,554,182,651.33
          07/31/2016 19,358,707,115,589.00
          09/30/2015 18,150,604,277,750.63
          09/30/2014 17,824,071,380,733.82
          09/30/2013 16,738,183,526,697.32
          09/30/2012 16,066,241,407,385.89
          09/30/2011 14,790,340,328,557.15
          09/30/2010 13,561,623,030,891.79
          09/30/2009 11,909,829,003,511.75
          09/30/2008 10,024,724,896,912.49
          09/30/2007 9,007,653,372,262.48
          09/30/2006 8,506,973,899,215.23
          09/30/2005 7,932,709,661,723.50
          09/30/2004 7,379,052,696,330.32
          09/30/2003 6,783,231,062,743.62
          09/30/2002 6,228,235,965,597.16
          09/30/2001 5,807,463,412,200.06
          09/30/2000 5,674,178,209,886.86
          09/30/1999 5,656,270,901,615.43
          09/30/1998 5,526,193,008,897.62
          09/30/1997 5,413,146,011,397.34
          09/30/1996 5,224,810,939,135.73
          09/29/1995 4,973,982,900,709.39
          09/30/1994 4,692,749,910,013.32
          09/30/1993 4,411,488,883,139.38
          09/30/1992 4,064,620,655,521.66
          09/30/1991 3,665,303,351,697.03
          09/28/1990 3,233,313,451,777.25
          09/29/1989 2,857,430,960,187.32
          09/30/1988 2,602,337,712,041.16
          09/30/1987 2,350,276,890,953.00
          09/30/1986 2,125,302,616,658.42
          09/30/1985 * 1,823,103,000,000.00
          09/30/1984 * 1,572,266,000,000.00
          09/30/1983 * 1,377,210,000,000.00
          09/30/1982 * 1,142,034,000,000.00
          09/30/1981 * 997,855,000,000.00
          09/30/1980 * 907,701,000,000.00

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    Momo says:

    People think this will be free (or somebody else will pay for that). WRONG!
    You and your kids and so on will pay for all of that! Money can be moved around and rich people always have ways to move it around.

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    MARLE says:

    A family making $124K is so poor they qualify for other Taxpayers to give them $8K for child care reimbursement but families making $400K are considered the super wealthy who need to have income taxes, including a doubling of Cap gain tax. Something is really wrong with these thresholds.

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    steve cates says:

    What about it, Marsha? Hagerty? DesJarlais?

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      DEAD ON ARRIVAL steve. Thank the Lord Marsha (Heritage-85%), Hagerty (98%), and DesJarlais (89%) understand what happens to a country when class warfare becomes a motivating economic force and they also have respect for the constitution that places limits on federal power and most of all they understand what a dispiriting long-term effect a nanny state has on the population.

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        James White says:

        I don’t see it as DOA, the Democrats have the majority

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          MARLE says:

          Setting aside WHY the Dems have the Senate (where bills go to die) the tax bill wish list put out by the WH Does Not appear to have the support of all D Senators. We’ll see if Manchin is the last Elected person on earth to tell the truth.

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          Stuart I. Anderson says:

          I meant DOA re: our stalwart conservative senators and Scot D.

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    Beatrice Shaw says:

    Now THIS is GOOD GOVERNMENT!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!!! Thank God for a decent man in the White House. Republicans would NEVER have the courage to do something like this!!!

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      When leftist loon Beatrice sounds not one, but two “WHOOP” you know that something really bad has or is about to take place.

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    Eddie White says:

    This is the type of spending plan we would expect from the Biden administration and helps explain his positive poll numbers. It is putting the Democrats in good position to hold both Congress and the White House.

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    James White says:

    Socialism at its best! We keep going down the tubes no matter if the Democrats are running the shoe or the Republicans are running the show. More government.
    I would venture to say, more than socialism, communism is our future.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      And so it is James, so why don’t you join the good guys in trying to do something about it by moving the Republican Party RIGHTWARD, RIGHTWARD, RESOLUTELY RIGHTWARD.

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    Eddie White says:

    Because Tennessee has open primaries, I am quite sure James and Marle are crossing over and voting in the Republican primaries. Good argument to close the primaries to party members only.

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      MARLE says:

      Well the little Parrot speaks again. I have never voted for anyone other than a Republican in the last 50 years. Can you say the same truthfully?

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      James White says:

      Well the Constitution Party doesn’t have a primary, and I have voted in every Republican primary for 40 years or so… That would make me a Republican by the by-law standards. And if a Constitutionalist Republican is running in the General Election, I will vote for them.

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    Cryan says:

    I like how most of you are admitting that these proposals are overwhelmingly supported by a majority of Americans, yet you still think Donald Trump got more votes. 🤔

    You better keep checking those ballots in Arizona for bamboo particles.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    It is the bill that everyone wants, it has a 60% approval across the country BUT the Republican leaders still refuse to even talk about the bill. They have repeated over and over that there will not be a single Republican Yes vote for anything that is put forth. Bridges, Roads, hospitals, schools, jobs and many more – right in our own county and state but Marsha, Lee and the other “heads in the sand” crew are dead set against it all without even looking at the bill.

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    James White says:


    joe biden’s assault on jobs and the
    economy started right out of the gate
    with his attack on the keystone pipeline
    with the stroke of a pen biden destroyed
    thousands upon thousands of good paying
    jobs
    as well as gutting businesses that
    supported those jobs
    biden has pursued radical policies in
    education aimed at distorting our
    history and dumbing down our children
    critical race theory in the 1619 project
    have his core goals the indoctrination
    of american youth
    that america is a horrible country and
    that the constitution is racist
    and that we should be ashamed of our
    heritage
    biden has directed his agencies to cut
    federal school funding
    to any school district that refuses to
    push this radical agenda
    moreover biden has rejected the
    overwhelming voice of the american
    people
    that oppose the idea of a biological man
    being able to participate in women’s
    sports
    by recommitting to the paris climate
    accord biden has demonstrated a
    willingness to
    purposefully hobble american industry
    for the benefit of america’s enemies
    abroad
    consider the details of this
    environmental boondoggle
    china which is currently the worst
    polluter in the world
    is entirely exempt from the requirements
    of the paris accord until 2030.
    during that time china gets huge
    monetary grants from the united nations
    to assist them in transforming their
    economy
    now who pays for the united nations
    grants to china
    well you do of course the united states
    taxpayer
    so at the time same time that inflation
    is running rampant in our economy
    is suffering from the global pandemic
    caused by china
    we’re borrowing money from china with
    interest
    to give it right back to them i would
    say that we are being treated like
    germany after world war one
    but in fact germany had a much better
    deal
    it’s almost like the president or some
    immediate family member of his
    is on the payroll of communist china
    the goals of the biden administration
    could not be more clear
    the utter destruction of the american
    middle class
    the oligarchy of the elite that has
    control of this nation
    operating through organizations like the
    council on foreign relations
    understands that targeting and
    destroying small business owners
    self-employed professionals and family
    farms
    is the surest path to maintaining their
    power

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      Cryan says:

      Why are you copying and pasting unoriginal thoughts here?

      I guess I’ll indulge you. The unemployment rate has gone down since Biden came into office. The number of jobless claims has gone down since Biden came into office.

      The only thing that has gone up is the number of BBQ restaurant owners who “think” people don’t want to work because they can’t hire anyone and it has something to do with unemployment benefits. Maybe if they paid more than 2.35 an hour they wouldn’t be in a bad place.

      I hate anecdotes to prove a point, but this is just common sense. A restaurant in Philadelphia tried to hire 12 servers at 2.35 an hour. They got 2 applications in 4 months. They reposted the job and listed the salary at $15 an hour and got 3,000 applications in 24 hours.

      It’s called Capitalism, dipshits. Labor has the upper hand in this cycle, and businesses who won’t pay need to die. Survival of the fittest. AKA CAPITALISM

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        Cryan says:

        And in my lifetime I’ve seen BBQ sandwiches go from $2.50 to $10.00. But the 2.35 an hour wage for workers hasn’t gone up since the 1980s.

        But sure, Trump and the GQP really cares about the working man. 🙄

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          MARLE says:

          Servers in restaurants don’t make their money in employer salary; they make them in tips. We could go to a system where employers paid the entire compensation into the price of food and paying them a wage instead of relying on tips. And btw, employers are paying SS and Medicare on both wages and reported tips.

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            Donna Locke says:

            Most new restaurants fail in the first year. Few are still going after five years. If they don’t continually find ways to keep up with ever-increasing costs, they will go under. That’s why Cracker Barrel years ago stopped serving 100% maple syrup with its pancakes. You get a half blend now, cut with a cheaper sugar syrup. Some people don’t care. I did.

            The wholesale costs keep increasing. You can pay higher wages and then have to lower your standards somewhere. Covid is going on, of course, but last night I went into a restaurant that had a sign on the thermostat telling the staff to leave it off. I put on a jacket and sat down. They’ve already cut staff.

            I have a relative who has been a chef in a high-end restaurant. The staff made very good money, but only the rich could afford to eat there and pay what it took to pay the staff. They got so elite, they don’t even have their name out front. The rich know where they are. No one else is looking for them. My daughter has owned a restaurant in which we invested. We’ve seen the problems in staying afloat (before Covid). We know the profit margins in this business. Mom and Pop have a hard time. Some people live in fantasy land.

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            MARLE says:

            Have you followed the CBRL. They really don’t have to serve watered down syrup. Ask Stuart; he knows CBRL is not hurting for profits.

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            Donna Locke says:

            I don’t keep up with the Barrel’s profits, but they’ve had problems. Apparently they figured out ways to do it, and their food is not as good as it used to be.

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            Stuart I. Anderson says:

            Donna you’re killing me! Can we please talk about another company. I’m still waiting for CBRL to reinstate their dividend and this idle chit-chat isn’t helping.

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        Beatrice Shaw says:

        $15 an hour is the absolute MINIMUM anyone should make for ANY job. businesses can afford to pay this (and more) to CRYAN’s point. If a business can’t, then it is involved in a quasi slave trade.

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          Cryan says:

          And those that can’t should go out of business. Tennessee already has too many mediocre BBQ restaurants. It wouldn’t be a bad thing if Germantown Commissary and Peg Leg Porker ran all the other shitty BBQ restaurants out of business by poaching any good workers from Corkys by providing a living wage.

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          Stuart I. Anderson says:

          I’m with you Beatrice, but why only $15 an hour. Lets make it $20 maybe even $25 an hour. You see, I often invest in machinery and robotics companies that make labor saving devices so I see a win-win situation in your brilliant suggestion. Let’s by law demand that employers pay workers twice or three times more than economic worth of their labor. That will cause employers to buy more and more labor saving devices, which will cause my stock and dividends to go up. Of course, the workers who lose their jobs will be economically unemployable so they will end up being dependent on government for support which will grow government which, at the end of the day is all you leftists really want. WIN-WIN from the mind of Beatrice Shaw. Thanks Beatrice.

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            MARLE says:

            And as long as Dems and Republicans want to give food, medicine, housing, and folding money to those out of work what you get in Dividends and cap gain from displacement will go right back into the welfare state.

            I know you don’t care about the country and what happens once you are gone b/c you have no one you care about in this world beyond yourself (thank you for acknowledging that in prior comments) but many of us do care and so until we correct this circular firing squad of sob sisters and their capitalist protagonists things are not looking good past your expiration date.

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            Stuart I. Anderson says:

            I agree with everything you said about the prognosis for our country. A clarification about how I feel about the future is in order as I may have left the wrong impression.

            You have indicated just one thing that needs to be done about the obvious decline of this country. I have my doubts that the population of this country any longer has the fortitude to elect a government that will do those things. I spend a lot of money every two years to give the American people the opportunity to elect such a government. I do that because I care about the future because obviously (1) I’m just one person and what I do has almost no effect on things, and (2) things will slowly decline in my lifetime but not so much that I can’t insulate myself from the worst effects of that decline. The fact that I have no loved ones who will outlive me simply makes me care less than others who share our opinion that this country will within a reasonable time frame no longer be prosperous nor will it be free.

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      MARLE says:

      We’ve been borrowing money from China forever and Donald and Ivanka have been giving it right back when they bought most of Logo Branded apparel from China. Trump was no enemy of China as a businessman (so why should other businessmen be expected to be) only when it worked for him in another aspect of his professional life as a politician. Wake up!

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      Taxpayer #314 says:

      James, you get my vote for the longest, most boring run-on sentence I have seen in the last year. It reads just like something that trump himself might spurt out.

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    Donna Locke says:

    Okay, ha. I was really talking more about the Mom and Pops anyway.

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    Cryan says:

    Step back a second. I never argued for a minimum wage increase. Capitalism is taking care of it.

    The biggest hurdle to the forthcoming hospitality boom is a lack of workers. That is the narrative in every corner of the media landscape – right, left, and center – no matter who or what they are blaming it on.

    If the businesses want to attract workers, they will have to pay more or go out of business. That’s the free market, baby.

    $2.35 (with tips) is a joke in 2021, unemployment benefits notwithstanding.

    Nobody bitched this much when the price of beef outstripped inflation the last two decades. Labor is just catching up, and in my opinion, it’s about damn time. Good luck investors.

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      Cryan says:

      And isn’t it just a big pile of hypocritical horseshit when the same people who blame it on unemployment benefits are the ones who bailed out these already failing businesses that nobody wants to work for with Trump’s socialist PPP and other socialist bailouts.

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      MARLE says:

      Capitalism was never supposed to be competing with the government’s free money payoff.

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        Cryan says:

        Take away every government program imaginable, and the problem will persist. $2.35 an hour plus tips is a joke. People will not take that job when they can drive for Door Dash or Uber Eats, average $20-$25 an hour, and not have to deal with a low-life, Trumpian restaurant manager that probably has ZERO hospitality skills in the first place.

        Restaurants that won’t pay should go out of business. I believe in free markets, and failing businesses are a healthy part of the system. It’s about time labor got a fair shake.

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        Donna Locke says:

        Capitalism shouldn’t be corporate welfare and bailouts the small businesses never get. Talk about competition . . .

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          MARLE says:

          In the US we don’t have the Capitalism we brag about. We have a bastardized version more aptly called pure cronyism and the 1000’s of pages of the Tax Code are proof positive. Add to that the Executive Orders that reward high donors or fealty pledgers and we should be ashamed at calling our US economy “Capitalism”.

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            Donna Locke says:

            Cronyism with touches of feudalism. Oligarchy with touches of brainwashing.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Biden is traveling around the country talking directly to the people that need assistance and want it badly. Then you have Gov. Desantis who wants so badly to be considered one of the big boys for President is opening up his state early demonstrating just how fast the virus (with variants) will come back and roar across the country again. His stupidity is always on display every day when he deliberately goes against medical experts advice. Those conservatives like their “freedom” to damage others with their stupidity. Meanwhile the circular firiring squad the Republicans have set up in response to their problems with Liz Chaney is about to get started. First the Republicans SPLIT the country into two sides, now they are splitting the Republican Party too. The party of “NO” just can’t help themselves as their supporters numbers decline every day.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      More needed levity on a gloomy Sunday afternoon provided by the dancing fingers of Taxpayer. Ron DeSantis’ brilliant handling of the pandemic so as to keep Florida operating in a free environment which as a consequence has made the Florida’s economy boom while keeping the Chinese Flu casualty rate in the state in line with other states despite having by far the most elderly population in the country has vaulted Ron to Presidential consideration for 2024 in everyone’s mind even leftists like Taxpayer. On the other hand, the hypocritical control freakishness of Gavin Newsome, who I am confident is one of Taxpayer’s pinup boys, has caused Newsome to now be the subject of a recall election in California in the near future.

      Could it be that there’s a limit to leftists like the majority of people living in the dystopia of California’s appetite for command and control nanny government? It will be interesting to find out as we await Newsome’s recall election.

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        MARLE says:

        Won’t it be wonderful when Trump selects DeSantis as his 2024 running mate, Stuart? Be just really swell, won’t it?

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        Stuart I. Anderson says:

        I have been waiting for you to comment on the present Trump outrage. As you know, for obvious reasons I am trying to accommodate myself to Trump as best I can because of the need for Trumpidians to vote in 2022 if we are going to gain control of the House and at least lessen this nightmare. Trump’s support of Stefanik (Heritage-48%) (Club for Growth-35%) to replace Cheney (Heritage-80%) has apparently cleared the field of other candidates so we are stuck. Stefanik has opposed much of Trump’s policies but simply because she supported him during impeachment and kissed his ass he’s supporting her. What a thoroughly nauseating creature he is. From 80% to 48% is not the direction I want to see things going.

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          Cryan says:

          You seem to be eager for the Branch Trumpidians to drink the Kool aid and die.

          Not going to happen.

          Stefanik (NY), the 2nd most liberal Republican in the US House of Representatives, is your new caucus chair.

          HAHAHAHAHAHA

          TRUMP IS THE GQP, AND THE GQP IS TRUMP.

          Good luck with those heritage scores dipshit. I heard WWE man from Knoxville is going to be our next governor.

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            Cryan says:

            And why are you surprised? y’all GQP are so fucking stupid!!!

            Donald John Trump financed Nancy Pelosi’s ascent to the Speaker’s chair and frequently socialized with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

            You all are so worried about Democrats voting in Tennessee GQP primaries while you let a New York City Democrat take over your party.

            Laughing my ass off at you idiots.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Yep, Stuart the republicans will have to make sure to invite all the “thoroughly nauseating creatures” they can find this time around to vote for them. It looks like you will have some real winners this time around, you have so many to choose from. Today they had to withhold the poor polls results showing for trump so he would not explode. The republicans are loosing voters every day as they are arrested. And for your information, Stuart, the state of Florida just moved into 10th place for most new cases of Covid, per capita. Gov. Desenseless is ramping up his public lies, that is how we know he wants to be counted up there with the Lying King, Trump. And You seem more like the type to have “pinup boys.”

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    Cryan says:

    From the Desk of Donald J. Trump:

    Patriots, we have won another battle in the GREAT Republican Civil War by defeating the RINO Cheney (Heritage 80%) and electing the very great Elise Stefanik, who is a great American and true conservative (Heritage 38%). Remember, I am still your president. Joe Biden is dead. You will here more from QAnon in the coming days! WWG1WGA

    THE BEST IS YET TO COME

    And the 2022 Republican Primary for Tennessee governor will truly be one of the greatest events in your lifetime. Who will I chose? The incompetent Bill Lee, Andy Ogles, Mark Green? I here there is a man from the world of entertainment and true wrestling legend in the great Knox county. Will he be visiting me at mara Lago soon? STAY TUNED

    COVFEFE

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Hey Stuart, just to keep you up to date with your high-scoring “Freedom Champion,” Desenseless in Florida, the state just moved UP two notches today into 8TH PLACE with the most new cases of Covid-19 per capita. That has happened since he abandoned all the CDC regulations on the virus in the state. The conservatives just love to be “free” to infect others and the governor is proving just how wrong that belief is.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Thanks Taxpayer for venting about the fabulous Gov. Ron DeSantis (Heritage-88%). Anyone who causes a leftist like you Taxpayer to get that angry is definitely presidential material and it makes me pray that the greatest First Lady EVER Melania convinces Trump to call it quits so Ron can run for President. He’s a doer alright, one of the founders of the conservative Freedom Caucus and after he gained a place on the Republican whip team he resigned after Steve Scalise (Heritage-76%)put pressure on him to be a tepid conservative too. Should be re-elected next year by acclimation so he can run for President in 2024 without endangering his position as governor.

      As for the Chinese Flu I can’t be bothered to look it up myself, so assuming you’re correct about Florida being #8 I think that’s great. About 23 million Floridians enjoying the maximum amount of freedom thanks to the conservative government Ron is providing, as productive people pour into that state escaping the economic hardships and bankruptcies facing them in the states in the hands of leftist control freaks. Considering Florida has the oldest population in the country, thus having the most people with the least robust immune system as a result of age, the fact that Florida isn’t #1 is a tribute to Ron’s leadership in allowing the young and healthy the most freedom while concentrating protective measures for the old and/or sickly.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    There were 9 mass shootings across the US this past weekend and Gov. Desantis, in all his wisdom, responded by actually signing into law a rule declaring that local towns in Florida can NOT make any new laws restricting the gun rights of its citizens. And this man wants to be in Washington DC some day making up ridiculous new laws like this for the entire country.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Ron DeSantis is one of the few examples of the fact that you can graduate from an Ivy League school (BA-Yale-2001) and not be leftist nincompoop. The police can’t be everywhere even when you live in a jurisdiction in which the leftist morons haven’t defunded them so lets make it as easy as possible for law abiding citizens to get guns in the common sense knowledge that those doing mass shooting are unimpressed with stupid laws and regulations whose only effect is to make it difficult for those who obey the laws to defend themselves.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    And there you have the two sides of the argument folks. You decide what makes the most sense to you. Do you feel more comfortable with what the Republicans have actually done (not what they say they have done) or do you feel more comfortable with what Biden has actually done (not what he says he will do). Actual Accomplishments versus what they said they would do! You be the judge and vote accordingly.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Stuart, just for comparison: The Seychelle Islands currently has the highest rate of vaccination for any country in the world at just over 60%. They currently are experiencing a surprise spike in mutating-cases as they thought they were at “herd immunity” and they removed their Covid Restrictions. The US, by contrast, has a Vaccine rate today of 34.8% and some republican-run states, like Florida, are lifting their Covid Restrictions. The US is not even close to any consideration of “Herd Immunity.” The governor’s decision to remove the restrictions puts his own constituents in danger of catching one of the mutated versions of the virus and those are more contagious than the original strand of the virus. That “Freedom” you desire is a “False Freedom” but we will see how this plays out. The question is: should the governor of any state have the right to bet YOUR life on his hunch?

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      MARLE says:

      Just like the annual flu with all of its mutations and subsequent Variations we will have Covid for many years to come. 3 years ago 67K people died of the annual flu and we went about our business with no schools closed, no masks, no grounded cruise lines, no government offices door locked for a year.

      We will just deal with Covid as we do with the annual flu….a reality of life. Those who get a vaccine will have less serious disease (but not 100% less, incl death) and we now have available interventions such as the cocktail Trump and Ben Carson took in cases where symptoms are serious.

      IF we have any common sense left life will go on as before. Prolonged panic and lockdowns are not the way for a vaccinated population to continue to live.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    All things in moderation…?

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