Joe Biden said today that his tax credit plan would put more women into the U.S. workforce than there are human beings in the whole country.
“You get a tax break for a race horse, why in God’s name couldn’t we provide a $8,000 tax credit for everybody who has child care costs?” he said at the Workers’ Presidential Summit in Philadelphia.
“It would put 720 million back— million women back in the workforce,” he claimed, despite there only being 330 million Americans.
After being fact-checked on a war story he told recently, Biden responded, “The details are irrelevant in terms of decision-making,” according to NPR.
But that’s why he mistakenly said he walked the “Rite Aid” pharmacy picket line with striking workers.
— Brett Banditelli (@banditelli) September 17, 2019
He should have said “Stop and Shop”.
Supermarket News reported on the April strike:
After an 11-day strike, 31,000 Stop & Shop workers in New England went back on the job today after five locals of the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the supermarket chain.
“We are very pleased to announce Stop & Shop has reached fair new tentative agreements with UFCW Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459, which represent our 31,000 associates in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. We’re also glad to have our associates return to work as the strike has ended,” Stop & Shop said in a statement Sunday evening. …
Striking Stop & Shop workers received strong support from local, state and federal officials, who stood with them on picket lines and attended rallies. Officials expressing support for the employees included former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.) and Ed Markey (D.-Mass.), Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg.
Details are irrelevant.