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Biden’s Economic Dumpster Fire Comes for Worker Freedom

WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, Biden’s Labor Department released a proposal that would force independent contractors to be employees. This move would destroy the thriving, new gig economy in the United States—right ahead of a recession. 

These days, it seems like there’s nothing Joe Biden’s administrative state won’t touch, and it’s sending the American economy ablaze. From trying to stop businesses from innovating to taxing them incessantly and cutting off their energy sources, the Biden administration has been aggressive in undermining U.S. competitiveness. 

Unfortunately, this may be looming over how you choose to work, too.

This is a war on Americans which denies their ability to become entrepreneurs and decide when, where and how they work. This executive overreach destroys the business model for Uber, Lyft and DoorDash and that of others like Etsy, Ebay, Taskrabbit and Rover. It undermines the freedom of the American worker, from home crafting and house cleaning to home repair and even newspaper delivery — all of whom are independent contractors,” said Carl Szabo, NetChoice Vice President and General Counsel. 

“When California enacted this approach in 2019, thousands of people lost their jobs, including freelance journalists, sign-language interpreters and au pairs,” continued Szabo. “As America’s economy burns, Biden is throwing more fuel on the fire with this latest effort to destroy the gig economy.” 

Biden failed to make this happen through the PRO Act, and now, he’s looking to do an end-run around the Constitution and enact yet another illegal executive action. This administration continues to disregard the needs of Americans by using the force of the executive branch to crush them, and Congress needs to rein in its power. 

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