The Epoch Times posted an article today detailing President-elect Joe Biden’s plans for his first ten days in office.
The article reports:
A preview of the executive actions President-elect Joe Biden will take shortly after assuming the presidency shows that “the racial equity crisis” and the “climate crisis” are among his top four priorities for the first 10 days in office.
“We face four overlapping and compounding crises: the COVID-19 crisis, the resulting economic crisis, the climate crisis, and a racial equity crisis,” a Jan. 16 memo by incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain states. “All of these crises demand urgent action.”
Klain noted that the executive actions will be “bold” but noted that “the legal theory behind them is well-founded.”
The article notes:
Last week, Biden introduced his legislative priorities for tackling the pandemic of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. The proposed legislation includes an apparently unrelated mandate for a $15 federal minimum wage, which Congress has estimated will wipe out 1.3 million jobs. The president-elect plans to introduce his legislative priorities for a CCP virus recovery bill in the coming weeks.
On Inauguration Day, Biden will take roughly a dozen executive actions, including an order for extending a pause of federal student loan payments, rejoining the Paris climate accord, and canceling President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from nations posing a terror threat to the United States.
On the same day, the president-elect will impose a mask mandate on federal property and interstate travel. The mandate is part of Biden’s “100 Day Masking Challenge,” according to the memo. The list of actions on the first day also includes an extension on nationwide restrictions on evictions and foreclosures.
On Jan. 21, Biden’s second day in office, the president-elect “will sign a number of executive actions to move aggressively to change the course of the COVID-19 crisis and safely re-open schools and businesses, including by taking action to mitigate spread through expanding testing, protecting workers, and establishing clear public health standards,” the memo states.
So lets see. A $15 minimum wage will put many of the businesses not already closed by the coronavirus permanently out of business. It will also severely decrease the number of jobs available to people initially entering the workforce. It will hurt the economy. Rejoining the Paris climate accord will further cripple the American economy while allowing the Chinese economy to flourish. It will abolish a lot of manufacturing and carbon-related jobs in America. I should mention here that America has been reducing its carbon footprint in recent years due to an increased reliance on natural gas obtained through fracking. Fracking will be severely limited, and it is quite possible that under the Paris accord, America’s carbon footprint will grow–not shrink. Our energy independence is also at stake–posing a security threat as much as an economic threat.
Pausing student loans is an interesting concept. If those loans are forgiven, the taxpayers will be the ones actually paying them off. At that point you are asking a lot of people who didn’t go to college to pay the expenses of those who did. That is not only unfair–it is illogical.
Please follow the link to read the entire article. We are in for a bumpy ride.