LiUNA, the Laborers' International Union of North America, wholeheartedly endorsed Joe Biden for President.
#LIUNA proudly endorses @JoeBiden & @KamalaHarris for President & Vice President. As we celebrate #LaborDay2020 and remember the strife & struggle of those who came before us, Biden & Harris stand out as the blue-collar candidate.
C'mon, man, this is "Scranton Joe," he knows what it's like to toil away deep in the coal mines in South Wales.
He's a Democrat, he stands with labor!
You really have to stop skimming, and start paying attention.
He stands for US... so we stand with HIM!
As one commenter noted, "that didn't age well."
It's really no big deal, we're instructed by our betters to believe. In fact, the Fact Checkers have already dutifully debunked the claim making the rounds that 11,000 jobs will be lost.
Why, that's only "half true."
See, it's not so bad.
Only 5,500 families are being abruptly left without a means to feed and house their families so as to assuage the conscience of upper-middle-class suburban moms so worried about climate change that they're seriously considering making a real sacrifice and buying a Tesla once the range is long enough to make it all the way to their vacation home.
The fact checker also notes that most of those jobs are "temporary" anyway, so you know, don't really count.
What the fact checkers don't appear to understand because few if any of them have ever held a job where you work with your hands, is that all construction jobs, all of those infrastructure jobs we are told are so important, all of them are temporary. That's what construction work is, despite how you may feel if you've ever hired a contractor for a home improvement project.
When you build something, you eventually finish, and then you move on to the next project that in the slurry of economic activity flourishes from the productive capacity brought online by all the previously completed projects.
Besides, Biden-supporting LiUNA seems to think those jobs are kind of important.
And of course, those jobs don't account for the additional jobs created downstream from any project like this.
And it's not just LiUNA that apparently never read the fine print.
But working families' cries for good jobs, the ability to put a roof over their heads, and build a future for their children is not what Joe Biden hears.
He hears the planet.
And it's talking to him.