Joe Biden pushed to embrace radicalism of FDR by scale of economic crisis

Posted by on May 22, 2020 10:46 am
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The presumptive Democratic nominee who once promised ‘nothing would fundamentally change’ now has a different tune

When Joe Biden launched his campaign for president in April 2019 the unemployment rate was 3.6%, the lowest it had been in nearly half a century. Now, months into a once-in-a-century public health crisis, unemployment in the US is nearly four times that, soaring to levels not seen since the Great Depression.

Millions of laid-off workers risk losing their health insurance while many Americans with jobs deemed essential are demanding more protections from their employers. It is only a matter of time before the death toll reaches 100,000.

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