Michael Che, a comedian, made fun of Joe Biden's brain damage on a recent episode of "Saturday Night Live," Sometimes, but not often, these guys are funny. Especially when they're telling the truth.
Che defended Biden's decision to force railroad workers to accept a labor agreement that doesn't include paid sick leave by saying that the president works every day even though he has a brain injury.
“President Biden signed a measure that would force railway workers to accept a deal that averts a strike but does not include paid sick leave. How do you expect Biden to care about sick leave when he shows up to work every day with full-blown CTE,” the comedian said.
Railroad workers have said they will go on strike if they don't get what they want, which includes more paid sick days.
But instead of continuing to talk with the workers about a deal, the president decided to go around the labor unions and demand that Congress use its power to pass a deal on its own to avoid a shutdown of the rails.
“I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the tentative agreement between railroad workers and operators – without any modifications or delay – to avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown,” Biden said last Monday.
“As a proud pro-labor President, I am reluctant to override the ratification procedures and the views of those who voted against the agreement. But in this case – where the economic impact of a shutdown would hurt millions of other working people and families – I believe Congress must use its powers to adopt this deal,” he added.
The deal in mind didn't include enough paid sick days, so a lot of people were upset by the statement.
Last night, the "most pro-labor president in American history" asked Congress to intervene and impose a deal on American rail workers many have already rejected. The rhetorical gymnastics in the White House's statement really must be seen to be believed. https://t.co/eOhjl7TXL0 pic.twitter.com/C7YkirGu7b
— Luke Savage (@LukewSavage) November 29, 2022
“Joe Biden blew it. He had the opportunity to prove his labor-friendly pedigree to millions of workers by simply asking Congress for legislation to end the threat of a national strike on terms more favorable to workers,” Hugh Sawyer said in a statement. He is currently the RWU treasurer.
“Sadly, he could not bring himself to advocate for a lousy handful of sick days. The Democrats and Republicans are both pawns of big business and the corporations,” he added.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is an acronym for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain condition typically caused by a history of head trauma. Patients with CTE frequently exhibit memory loss, disorientation, decreased judgment, and even dementia— Does this sound familiar?