Democrats are reeling from the recent stunning defeat in Virginia’s gubernatorial election.
But now, things just went from bad to worse.
And with less than a year to go until the 2022 midterms, one shocking number just ruined their chances of holding control of Congress.
Things seemingly can’t get much worse for Democrats.
Less than a week after their stunning defeat in the Virginia gubernatorial election where Democrats suffered their first loss in the state in 12 years, there’s growing signs that the political environment only continues to deteriorate for Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden.
And now, one stunning number was just released which puts Democrats in serious danger of losing control of Congress next year.
CNS News reports, “The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Friday that 100,450,000 people in this country were not in the labor force in October, up 38,000 from the 100,412,000 in September. This is the 14th straight month that this “not in the labor force” number has remained above 100,000,000.”
With a deteriorating economy and with unemployment numbers remaining stuck for months, the public continues to sour on Biden’s mismanagement of the economy.
And now, with less than a year to go until the 2022 midterms, the bottom is beginning to fall out for Democrats across the country.
Not only is the high unemployment rate causing a drag on Democrats’ chances of holding the House and Senate next year, but they’re also contributing to Joe Biden’s own lagging approval ratings, which itself was a major factor in Virginia flipping red this year.
But worse yet for Democrats, if Biden’s numbers continue to be underwater by this much, there’s a chance that Republicans could sweep the critical Senate elections next year, rather than simply stifle Democrat attempts to take complete control of the chamber.
“Among those not in the labor force in October, 1.3 million persons said they were prevented from looking for work due to the pandemic. This measure is down from 1.6 million in September,” adds CNS News.
“The number of people not in the labor force reached a record high of 103,418,000 in April 2020, as the pandemic took hold; and the highest it’s been under President Joe Biden is 100,708,000 this past February.”
The economic numbers here are downright atrocious.
With over 100 million Americans not in the work force, the economy continues to stutter after suffering one of the worst recoveries in history for the last 11 months.
“The Congressional Budget Office has noted that a lower labor force participation rate is associated with lower gross domestic product and lower tax revenues. It is also associated with larger federal outlays, because people who are not in the labor force are more likely to enroll in federal benefit programs, including Social Security,” concludes CNS News.
Of course, Biden and the Democrats realize this, which is why they are working harder than ever to force through their trillion dollar infrastructure and social spending bills before the clock runs out on them.
But trillions more in government debt will likely only make the problem much worse, as there’s little in Biden’s bill that would incentivize more Americans to find work, start a business, or invest in the economy.