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Joe Biden's First 100 Days in Office - Megathread

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With events moving quickly amid a national crisis, I figured it might be useful to create a Thread to help keep us up to date on Joe Biden's actions during his first 100 days in office.

To kick things off, here's a list of the Executive Actions that Biden has signed as of 1/26:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1255564

Highlights include the US rejoining the Paris Climate Accords, and halting withdrawal from the World Health Organization. 

In addition:

Biden plans to limit private prisons and transfer of military equipment to police

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biden/biden-plans-to-limit-private-prisons-and-transfer-of-military-equipment-to-police-idUSKBN29V15H

 

President Biden will make entire 645k federal vehicle fleet electric

https://electrek.co/2021/01/25/president-biden-will-make-entire-645k-vehicle-federal-fleet-electric/

 

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The problem is one of opposition between subjective and objective points of view. 

So either the objective conception of the world is incomplete, or the subjective involves illusions that should be rejected.  - Thomas Nagel

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I want to make this a featured topic. Very helpful, especially for us non-americans with staying up to date with everything happening. 

Good idea!


Do not wish for life to become easier, wish for yourself to become stronger.

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And they said he was slow and demented and a stammerer. 

 


Create your own life system. 

Preety preety

And then my dear, you can take a bath in suds. 

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Breakdown of the $1.9 Stimulus Package Biden has proposed :
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/14/biden-stimulus-package-details-checks-unemployment-minimum-wage.html

- Direct payments of $1,400 to most Americans, bringing the total relief to $2,000, including December’s $600 payments
- Increasing the federal, per-week unemployment benefit to $400 and extending it through the end of September
- Increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour
- Extending the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums until the end of September
- $350 billion in state and local government aid
- $170 billion for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education
- $50 billion toward Covid-19 testing
- $20 billion toward a national vaccine program in partnership with states, localities and tribes
- Making the Child Tax Credit fully refundable for the year and increasing the credit to $3,000 per child ($3,600 for a child under age 6)


The problem is one of opposition between subjective and objective points of view. 

So either the objective conception of the world is incomplete, or the subjective involves illusions that should be rejected.  - Thomas Nagel

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Thanks @DocWatts !! So useful :)

 


"Yes is the answer... And you know that! Fasho!

Yes is surrender! You gotta let it... you gotta let it GO!" - John Lennon, Mind Games

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5 minutes ago, Husseinisdoingfine said:

BREAKING NEWS:

House and Senate Democrats reintroduce the $15 minimum wage bill 

I don't think that even the moderate members of this forum can oppose such a mild improvement. 

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/535873-democrats-reintroduce-15-minimum-wage-bill

That's great news. Though it will live or die depending on whether it can be passed through the Budget Reconciliation process, because Republicans will certainly nuke this from orbit with the filibuster if it has to go through the usual channels...

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The problem is one of opposition between subjective and objective points of view. 

So either the objective conception of the world is incomplete, or the subjective involves illusions that should be rejected.  - Thomas Nagel

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14 minutes ago, Husseinisdoingfine said:

BREAKING NEWS:

House and Senate Democrats reintroduce the $15 minimum wage bill 

I don't think that even the moderate members of this forum can oppose such a mild improvement. 

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/535873-democrats-reintroduce-15-minimum-wage-bill

Nah this is like the most contested issue amongst the more centrist and progressives lol 

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11 minutes ago, Dryas said:

Nah this is like the most contested issue amongst the more centrist and progressives lol 

I'd disagree; things like Medicare for all, defunding the police, and eliminating the Senate filibuster are actual points of contention between Progressives, Liberals, and Centrists within the Democratic Party. Raising the minimum wage is something that most of the Democratic Party is on board with. That said, there's not a chance in Hell of Republicans supporting this, which is why budget reconciliation is the only feasible way this could pass.

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The problem is one of opposition between subjective and objective points of view. 

So either the objective conception of the world is incomplete, or the subjective involves illusions that should be rejected.  - Thomas Nagel

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23 minutes ago, Dryas said:

Nah this is like the most contested issue amongst the more centrist and progressives lol 

 

14 minutes ago, DocWatts said:

I'd disagree; things like Medicare for all, defunding the police, and eliminating the Senate filibuster are actual points of contention between Progressives, Liberals, and Centrists within the Democratic Party. Raising the minimum wage is something that most of the Democratic Party is on board with. That said, there's not a chance in Hell of Republicans supporting this, which is why budget reconciliation is the only feasible way this could pass.

 

I wasn't referring to the Democratic Party, I was alluding to the people on this forum. We do have a few neoliberals and classical liberals here in this community (And if you are one reading this, please for the love of God read some Marx).


''To be happy we must not be too concerned with others''.

Albert Camus

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I am really worried that Biden and the Dems in Congress have not been off to a good enough start. They seem to be negotiating too much with the Republicans in Congress, which could put the Democrats in Congress in danger of giving too much of their power away to the Republicans in Congress by allowing the establishment Republicans to constantly obstruct everything the Dems want to get done or passed. I fear that if this continues to happen then the Democratic Party could very well end up letting our country down, even during this terrible crisis period we are in. This of course could also lead to the Democrats to losing the either or both chambers of Congress and/or the presidency in the next 4 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Should we be concerned if we haven't received the second, $600 stimulus check? 

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@Consilience Not sure if either of these apply in your case, but people over a certain income threshold ($87k) as well as people who were claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return were not eligible for the last round of stimulus checks.

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The problem is one of opposition between subjective and objective points of view. 

So either the objective conception of the world is incomplete, or the subjective involves illusions that should be rejected.  - Thomas Nagel

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@DocWatts Gotcha. No neither of those apply to me. I just read that these payments were not going to be direct payments, but mailed. Maybe that's why. 

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Progressives such as TYT, Krystal Ball, and AOC don’t seem very happy with what Biden and establishment Dems have done so far.

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28 minutes ago, Hardkill said:

Progressives such as TYT, Krystal Ball, and AOC don’t seem very happy with what Biden and establishment Dems have done so far.

Nah I think he’s doing alright. Some of these guys will literally never acknowledge anything Biden does good because it isn’t their ultra progressive agenda 

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I know some of the Left are upset that the $15 an hour minimum wage increase would set in gradually over four years rather than increasing all at once, when to me it seems like a necessary compromise to give small businesses time to adjust.

The larger issue is that the increase doesn't include a provision to update the minimum wage according to the Inflation Index on a yearly basis, which means having to fight this same battle over and over again every ten to fifteen years. 


The problem is one of opposition between subjective and objective points of view. 

So either the objective conception of the world is incomplete, or the subjective involves illusions that should be rejected.  - Thomas Nagel

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@Preety_India Yea you do need to work more, your daddy ain't gonna give you food and shelter forever. Sometimes you got to take that leap of faith.


Like an eagle that thinks it's a chicken

You're a god that thinks it's an ape

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