President-elect Joe Biden is poised to unleash “a flurry” of executive orders in the first 100 days of his administration aimed at “undoing” the Trump administration’s efforts to reform key government agencies.
CNN reports that the executive orders, as well as a major economic stimulus plan, are being prepared to be pushed through in his first 100 days in office.
The network cites transition officials in describing Biden’s “most urgent priorities” which include addressing the “Covid-19 pandemic, launching an economic recovery and tackling racial inequality.”
“His transition team has spent months thinking through the unilateral actions Biden could take almost immediately upon entering the White House,” they disclosed.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 1, 2020
What Will Biden’s First 100 Days of Executive Orders Look Like?
Biden has already made it quite clear that one of his first priorities upon entering office is to grant citizenship to over 11 million illegal immigrants.
Whether it becomes part of an executive order or through legislation remains to be seen, but the Democrat has vowed to take some form of action.
“I’m going to make a commitment in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America,” Biden vowed during an NBC interview last week.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 25, 2020
Much of Biden’s agenda appears to be focused on undoing all of what made the Trump economy historically effective prior to the pandemic.
Unions, typically Democrat groups, will be a priority.
The President signed executive orders mandating stricter deadlines and procedures when federal workers collectively negotiated new contracts, curbing on-the-clock time for union duties, and gave under-performing workers tight time frames to boost their performance.
Biden, according to Market Watch, “is likely to pull back those same orders.”
“On Biden’s first day in office, he will restore federal employees’ rights to organize and bargain collectively,” reads a pledge on Biden’s campaign website, “and will direct his agencies to bargain with federal employee unions over non-mandatory subjects of bargaining.”
On Day One, Biden can cancel federal student debt, strengthen labor unions and boost overtime pay.
His top priority should be delivering for the American people, not cajoling Mitch McConnell and Republicans. pic.twitter.com/zXTrIWIxPB
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) November 29, 2020
Biden has promised to re-enter the Paris Climate Accord as well.
“The Paris Climate Accord cost the U.S. economy nearly $3 trillion in reduced output, over 6 million industrial jobs, and over 3 million manufacturing jobs,” a statement on the White House web site claims.
John Kerry, Biden’s special presidential envoy for climate, has suggested the incoming administration will go even further than that to handcuff the American economy.
.@JohnKerry is back – now as Biden Climate Envoy saying “to end this crisis the whole world must come together” and rejoining Paris Accords is not enough. Failure is not an option.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) November 24, 2020
Biden’s Radical Cabinet
Aside from a slew of extreme executive orders in the first 100 days, Biden is also poised to construct one of the more extreme cabinets in recent memory.
Rashida Tlaib RT’s out the same message that got Marc Lamont Hill canned from CNN.
From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free – code for eradicating the State of Israel and its millions of Jews.
Reminder – this is a sitting U.S. Congresswoman pic.twitter.com/zEWOptrGPW
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) November 30, 2020
Neera Tanden has reportedly been chosen to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Tanden has a history of incendiary tweets about Republican lawmakers and was once accused for punching one of her own staffers.
In 2008, Neera Tanden physically assaulted her staffer, Faiz Shakir, after he asked Hillary Clinton a critical question about the Iraq war.
Biden has already broken his pledge not to embrace brutal tyrants. https://t.co/iFdDxGerGE
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) November 30, 2020
Biden’s choice for National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, has suggested America should be involved in the “rise” of China.
Others have pushed for an even more overtly progressive cabinet including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
The Political Insider’s John Hanson warned prior to the election that the Biden administration “could be the most left-wing in U.S. history.”
And while Biden has downplayed adding Warren and Sanders to his cabinet, the Vermont senator himself has agreed on the left-wing credentials.
“The compromise they came up with if implemented, will make Biden the most progressive president since FDR,” Sanders proclaimed.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 9, 2020
No doubt massive regulations and increased taxes will be part of the Biden agenda as well.
Those bigger paychecks, those booming business – small and large alike – and those historic unemployment rates will long be forgotten in a Biden administration.
There might be a temporary uptick due to COVID relief packages that should have been passed prior to the election, a vaccine made possible by the Trump administration, and a pet project of progressives in student loan forgiveness, but Biden’s long-term economic policies will wreak havoc.
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