#BidenLied - buyer's remorse sets in

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EXCLUSIVE: Do you want to pay $50 for a hamburger, Joe? Furious restaurant owners vent at Biden for telling them to raise wages which they say will lead to MORE inflation and drive them ALL out of business

  • On Wednesday night, Biden told restaurant worker John Lanni to increase his staff's wages to survive
  • Restaurant owners on Thursday lashed out at the suggestion which they say will drive inflation
  • In New York City, the minimum wage is already $15 - if it goes higher, owners will have to increase prices
  • New jobless claims jumped to 419,000 this week - the highest in two months
  • There are still more than 12million people claiming unemployment in America; in 2019, the number was 5.8m
  • John Stratidis, the manager of the The Famous Cozy Soup 'n' Burger diner in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, said it could people out of business
  • Robert Mahon, owner of Toro Loco, Amor Loco and Broadstone, said Biden's expanded unemployment benefits must end in order to solve the problem
  • Republicans are pushing for Biden to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to help owners
  • They called his remarks 'patronizing', 'out of touch' and demonstrative that he's never run a business
  • 26 states have ended the expanded benefits and are already seeing more people returning to work
  • Biden says he'll scrap them entirely in September - he insist people aren't working in restaurants because they're now considering their 'other opportunities'
By JENNIFER SMITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 13:16 EDT, 22 July 2021 | UPDATED: 07:18 EDT, 23 July 2021
 
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