The first full week of the Biden administration has come and gone. Much of the nation takes issue with the policies the 46th president decided to force through via executive order. Many Americans may not know this, but the current White House occupant has employed more executive orders than many other presidents before him.
Executive orders, ending union jobs, and putting the nation back into the Paris Climate Accord is just a warm-up for the Biden administration. The 46th president has much more of his agenda that he’d like to pass…and the fact that both congressional majorities are controlled by Democrats only works in Biden’s favor.
According to Washington Examiner, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are courting congressional support behind the scenes to pass a $1.9 trillion dollar spending package.
Massive Spending Under the Biden Administration
The nation’s deficit is already at astronomically high levels with interest surging at an unbelievable rate. Nevertheless, though, Democrats don’t hesitate when it comes to government spending.
Right now, the current White House is seeking support for a $1.9 trillion dollar spending package. Much of this package entails bailouts for blue states that ruined their economies with shutdowns and other poorly-thought-out policies; still, Biden and Harris are in talks with congressional members, confirmed White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) also struck the same tone, and tells me he wants more “targeted” aid in follow-up package.
Says he seeks to hear “justification” from Biden administration for spending $1.9T right now
— Joseph Zeballos-Roig (@josephzeballos) January 21, 2021
While speaking with reporters, Psaki also informed that the president and vice president will continue engaging in “productive conversations” regarding the spending package. The White House press secretary then explained that these talks will increase in frequency as time passes.
Some of the most impactful components of the Biden-Harris spending package include $1,400 stimulus checks and a federal minimum wage of $15.00.
Little to No Bipartisan Support
Many — if not all — Republicans in Congress oppose the almost $2 trillion dollar spending package that Biden is proposing. The 46th president and current vice president are said to be in talks with members of Congress; however, there is no indication that Republicans’ minds have changed.
This afternoon, I’ll be taking action to meet the climate crisis with the urgency it demands. Tune in. https://t.co/TaCmltDZ6X
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 27, 2021
Since his time as president, Biden’s stressed the value of bipartisanship and unity. Yet, as so many Republicans note, these words don’t align with Biden’s policies or behaviors; hence why many conservatives criticize the 46th president’s actions and his tone of leadership as the head of this country.
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