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    Since at least May of this year, pundits have been comparing Joe Biden to FDR.

    https://time.com/5904569/joe-biden-fdr/

    A hint of what will happen in Biden's first 100 days appeared in Al Jazeera this morning.

    On his first day in office, US President-elect Joe Biden plans to issue a number of executive orders, including one rescinding the controversial travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries.

    According to a memo circulated on Saturday by Ron Klain, Biden’s incoming White House chief of staff, the new US administration will launch a spate of reversals on policies implemented by US President Donald Trump over its first 10 days in office.

    These also include new coronavirus prevention efforts, rejoining the Paris climate change accord, and immigration legislation allowing for millions to gain citizenship.

    In other words, Joe Biden will (quite literally) be a breathe of fresh air.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/17/biden-to-reverse-trumps-muslim-ban-on-inauguration-day

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    Of course nothing will be done about our laws; this will completely be forgotten until the next disaster. I just about guarantee that. He should start with the "election system" so we don't get an repeat of this "garbage" election and its aftermath. Get the "money" out of "elections" as well the influence of "millionaires and "billionaires" as an first step. How many "billions" were spent on this election?

    Do we really want to continue on this path? Instead inject all of this money into the economy for "jobs" and "infrastructure" and "climate" as well "healthcare", stop wasting it on "political" B.S. like "buying" the candidates. Only possible in this country! And we call this an Democracy?

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    I didn't know FDR (WISH I DID) and he wasn't a friend of mine (WISH HE WAS) , but Joe Biden is no FDR.
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    Dutch Wrote:

    Of course nothing will be done about our laws; this will completely be forgotten until the next disaster. I just about guarantee that. He should start with the "election system" so we don't get an repeat of this "garbage" election and its aftermath. Get the "money" out of "elections" as well the influence of "millionaires and "billionaires" as an first step. How many "billions" were spent on this election?

    Do we really want to continue on this path? Instead inject all of this money into the economy for "jobs" and "infrastructure" and "climate" as well "healthcare", stop wasting it on "political" B.S. like "buying" the candidates. Only possible in this country! And we call this an Democracy?

    Dutch, They have not a clue. An economy doesnt exist. Capitalism doesnt exist. What exists is an oligarchism.
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    In his first 48 hours in office, Mr. Biden cranked out about 30 executive orders, of which 14 target a broad range of Trump executive mandates, with the remainder aimed at implementing emergency measures intended to deal with the pandemic and the economic crisis.

    “I don’t think it’s fair to say that most of what Trump did can be undone in an afternoon. It’s going to take at least ten days,” said John D. Podesta, a former adviser to President Barack Obama who lobbied for the targeted use of executive action in Mr. Obama’s second term when congressional Republicans blocked his environmental and immigration proposals.

    One former senior Trump aide, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear or retaliation, agreed. “Very little of what Trump did was done to ensure permanence. At the pace Biden is moving, everything Trump did will be gone by the time the sun rises on Monday — except his judicial appointments.”

    Lyndon B. Johnson, the most skilled legislator-president in the country’s recent history, explained why he had resisted the temptation to ram through landmark civil rights reforms by using executive orders.

    Pursuing a legislative path was tougher and led to an uncertain outcome, but he wanted his reforms to endure, Johnson explained, and to do so they required the stubborn force of law.

    Black leaders “wanted to me to issue an executive order, and proclaim this by presidential edict,” said Mr. Johnson, speaking of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 — an approach that, he concluded, “would not be very effective if the Congress had not legislated.”

    If Mr. Trump needed a more contemporary lesson than Mr. Johnson’s, he only had to look back to his predecessor, Mr. Obama, who endured a protracted and messy process to pass the Affordable Care Act — a law that has endured, albeit weakened, despite Mr. Trump’s repeated efforts to destroy it.

    Whether Mr. Biden will also become overly reliant on executive action remains an open question. But as a guide, some on Mr. Biden’s team are using a 140-page law review article from 2001 by Justice Elena Kagan of the Supreme Court, then a professor at Harvard Law School, which charts a middle course, supporting the use of executive power as a tool for regulatory efforts but not as a license to unilaterally dictate every action taken by presidential subordinates.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/22/us/politics/biden-executive-orders-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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    I don't want to be negative, but "executive orders" won't undo all the "mental" craziness Trump introduced. The Trumpers will keep sticking up their ugly heads to try to undo what Biden "signs". So we'll wait and see; the "virus" just does do what it wants; it does not listen to human B.S. Just at Fareed's show on TV this morning, he says; just get injection places all over and inject like crazy. I guess it does not work that way; first of all can the companies who produce this stuff, keep up the pace, as well the logistics to distribute it. There was already an fight in Texas, because that the locations for injections were only in "white" neighborhoods etc. Furthermore for the required second injection, you can't mix the "makes" so the logistics for such don't work either, if the production plants can't keep up the supply in time etc., so the timing for the second injection may get screwed up. Due to 50 States, who all have different "actors" and interests, the chaos just will continue for now.
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    Jonathon Alter wrote a book about FDR, titled "The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope". Like the writers at Al Jazeera, he feels that there are lot of similarities between Joe Biden and FDR.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/12/opinion/biden-fdr-new-deal.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

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    An economy is trading in goods and services. The 1400 dollar checks will be largely spent on goods and services. That is a stimulus to the economy. I wish Biden had gone further and authorized the building of newest and best technology manufacturing plants. If the USA does not inspire lots of good paying jobs the future will be bleak.
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    HCR had an interesting column last night.

    Although she said that there ARE valid reasons to compare Biden to FDR, she thought that he might actually more closely resemble Harry Truman. Truman left office with an approval rating of 22%, but over time, his status improved, and he is now considered one of our best presidents.

    FDR was forced to compromise with the Dixiecrats to get his legislation passed, but Biden has other ways to get things done, including budget reconciliation, which is essential since the Republican Party is going to oppose everything that he proposes. The advantage that Biden has is that he served in the Senate for nearly 40 years, and knows just as many political tricks tht McConnell.

    20 years from now, it's entirely possible that Joe Biden will be considered one of our best presidents.

    https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/april-13-2021