Joe Biden’s tweet supporting AB5 causes visceral reaction from his would-be supporters

(MSNBC video screenshot)

If former Vice President Joe Biden wins the Democrat nomination, it might greatly behoove President Donald Trump to run campaign ads pointing out that the former VP supports AB5, one of the most disastrous, job-killing bills in recent American history.

Signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom last September, this piece of legislation has left thousands of state residents, including numerous single mothers and individuals with disabilities, without a source of income.

Nevertheless, Biden made it clear in a tweet posted Saturday afternoon that he stands in full support of this widely panned, catastrophic union-backed law:

As of noon Sunday, the tweet boasted a growing ratio thanks to over a thousand Americans — many of them self-identified liberal Democrats — shocked by his support of a bill that’s cost them, their family and/or their friends everything.

Thanks to the former VP’s support for AB5, some of the Twitter users even admitted they were mulling voting Republican for the first time in their lives:


The tweets go on for days and days.

All this trepidation exists over AB5 because it’s utterly destroyed California’s gig economy.

Drawn up by state legislator Lorena Gonzalez — a nasty Democrat woman who’s lobbed profanity at AB5 critics and is known for mocking her own constituents — the bill’s made it virtually impossible for Californians to earn a living as freelance contractors.

While it was originally designed to target Uber and Lyft, both of which rely heavily on freelancers for their work model, it’s affected nearly every industry, including those dominated by women.

[I]ndependent contractors are now suffering, particularly women who are stay-at-home moms and chose the independent contracting lifestyle because they needed the flexibility,” Evie magazine reported after the bill went into effect in January.

Many women need the freedom of being an independent contractor because they have a loved one they need to care for at home or they have a disability.”

Because of AB5, companies that used to provide these women with work must now either hire them as full-time employees (and thus pay bundles in added overhead costs), drastically reduce their workload (as an example, the law prohibits freelance writers from producing more than 35 pieces for a single client per year) or just hire contractors from other states.

As a result of the law, countless women are now completely out of luck:

As noted by the latter Twitter user, the bill has also affected minorities, seniors, veterans and those with disabilities. For more examples, visit AB5 Stories.

Despite all these tragic stories, Biden still supports AB5, suggesting that either he’s as mentally incompetent as his critics claim, or he simply doesn’t care about the lives this law has ruined.

Either way, the president would be a fool to not loudly highlight Biden’s support for AB5 to the public at large.


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