I’m already getting exhausted toggling between the two Joe Bidens.
“WASHINGTON — President Biden signed two executive orders on Friday to provide help to struggling families and raise wages for certain workers, turning once again to the power of the executive branch to advance his economic goals as the legislative chances for his broader stimulus package remain uncertain.
“The crisis is only deepening,” Mr. Biden said during remarks at the White House, calling the need to help those out of work and unable to afford enough food “an economic imperative.”
“We have the tools to help people,” he said. “So let’s use the tools. All of them. Now.”
Mr. Biden’s executive orders are intended to increase the amount of money poor families get for food each month and provide additional meal money for needy students whose schools have been closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The president will also direct the Treasury Department to find ways to deliver stimulus checks to at least eight million Americans who are eligible for money but have not yet received funds.
A second executive order will lay the groundwork for the federal government to require a $15 an hour minimum wage for its employees and contract workers, while making it easier for federal workers to bargain collectively for better pay and benefits. …”
“Mr. Biden also issued a second executive order to improve collecting bargaining power and protections for federal workers, and direct the Office of Personnel Management to develop recommendations to increase the minimum wage for federal employees to $15 per hour.
In the first order, Mr. Biden asks the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow states to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits — commonly known as food stamps — by 15%. Congress recently passed a $1 trillion relief bill that boosted the maximum SNAP benefit by 15%, but that did not help the 40% of SNAP recipients who were already at the maximum benefit. Mr. Biden’s order tells the USDA to “consider issuing new guidance that would allow states to increase SNAP emergency allotments for those who need it most,” according to a fact sheet provided by the White House, which would mean that an additional 12 million people get enhanced benefits. …
Mr. Biden also issued a second executive order to improve collecting bargaining power and protections for federal workers, and direct the Office of Personnel Management to develop recommendations to increase the minimum wage for federal employees to $15 per hour.”
I find my reactions to his agenda changing by the hour.
A few hours ago, the news broke that Neoliberal Joe was taking the first steps to launch some kind of new war on domestic terrorism. Later in the evening, I heard that President Biden was back and had issued these two executive orders on raising the minimum wage for federal employees and expanding the SNAP program. We didn’t like Trump’s tampering with EBT and hated Paul Ryan’s push for welfare reform. I’ve never met anyone who dislikes SNAP and it was one of the things that convinced me that mainstream conservatism and libertarianism was retarded. The only problem with SNAP is that it should be an entitlement for all White working class and lower middle class people.
Does anyone else feel this way about Joe’s agenda? I don’t mind the health stuff, which is to say, asking people to voluntarily wear a mask, take the vaccine and passing a larger COVID relief package. I support most of the economic stuff like expanding SNAP and $2,000 stimulus checks. I dislike the climate change extremism, the woke racial equity stuff, open borders and the proposed amnesty for illegal aliens and the focus on all of these exotic DILE cultural issues like transgender locker rooms.