Former Ohio lawmaker and left-wing activist Nina Turner sparked a Twitter debate about the job market after tweeting that “side jobs” don’t have to exist.
“Side hustles shouldn’t have to exist,” Turner wrote Monday. “One job should be enough.”
Several users responded with their explanations of why one job isn’t always enough in the current US economy.
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“One job would be enough if the state didn’t take its undeserved cut from every single paycheck,” the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania replied.
Others explained why they have multiple jobs, saying Turner’s argument was arrogant.
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“People should be free to work and earn as much as they want. It shouldn’t be up to the government to tie someone to a particular job,” said another user.
However, some praised Turner’s argument.
“Countries must accelerate their economic transformation. Side hustles and advances that come with sourcing good jobs for young people are evidence of a failed economy @ninaturner you are so right,” said one user.
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“Yes! I was talking to someone today about how it sucks that it’s so normal to need more than one job just to cover living expenses and how wrong that is. Imagine living in a country where no matter what job you have, you have enough money to afford a 1br [1 bedroom] on my own,” wrote comic book artist Jason Piperberg.
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US job growth rose faster than expected in November despite higher interest rates and rising inflation. employer 263,000 jobs created this month, according to the Labor Department.
But some analysts have argued there is nothing to celebrate.
“The seemingly solid headline figure of 263,000 jobs comes from the business establishment survey, while the unemployment rate comes from the household survey,” wrote EJ Antoni of the Heritage Foundation. “But the household survey also has one measure of employment, and that fell by 138,000. In fact, the household survey has been stagnant since March of this year, and essentially no jobs have been added during that time.”
It’s not the first time Turner, the former co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, has sparked a Twitter debate. When she challenged Twitter CEO Elon Musk Last month, trying to define the word “woke,” she received several entertaining replies from social media users who took the opportunity to denounce the progressive movement as based on “Marxist narratives of oppression” or “radical socialism philosophy.”
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