Biden tells restaurateur to pay workers more amid labor shortage

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President Joe Biden encouraged an Ohio restaurateur who asked how the government could address the labor shortage to pay his employees a higher salary.

During a Wednesday town hall, John Lanni, the co-founder and owner of the Cincinnati-based restaurant group Thunderdome, asked the president, “How do you and the Biden administration plan to incentivize those that haven’t returned to work yet?”

Biden, who was speaking in the auditorium of Mount Saint Joseph University, responded, “One, if you noticed, we kept you open. We spent billions of dollars to make sure restaurants can stay open, and…

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