THANKSGIVING REALITY CHECK: This Year, Americans Are Vaccinated, Back To Work, And Celebrating Together
November 23, 2021
Republicans love to use Thanksgiving as a political cudgel, but here’s the reality: This year, vaccinated Americans will be able to safely gather with friends and family, put food on the table, and even do their Black Friday shopping with a little more money in their pocket. It’s quite a split screen from a year ago, when Thanksgiving was marked by long lines at food banks and millions more unemployed Americans, and families having to celebrate apart.
But thanks to the leadership of President Biden and Democrats, our economy is in the midst of a historic recovery, millions of Americans are vaccinated, and families are finally able to gather around the table and celebrate Thanksgiving together. That’s a lot to be grateful for.
After spending last Thanksgiving alone, families can now celebrate together.
Not only that, but Americans who are fully vaccinated can safely gather with family and friends without worrying about putting their loved ones at risk.
Last Thanksgiving, many Americans faced hunger and food insecurity due to the raging pandemic and high unemployment. Now, many families have been able to put food on the table and breathe a little easier thanks to Biden’s child tax cut.
Last holiday season was a time of hardship for many families as millions more were unemployed. But thanks to President Biden’s leadership, Americans are getting back to work and unemployment claims are approaching pre-pandemic levels.
Retail sales and consumer spending have rebounded as Americans gear up for the holidays and feel comfortable returning to stores.
Americans are back on the move and traveling by air now that over 80% of adults and 10% of children have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
In another sign of things returning to normal, families will once again be able to enjoy the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person.