As the Joe Biden presidency slowly reaches its halfway point, we must ask ourselves the ultimate question: does Barack Obama’s former vice president live up to his policies? And what does that mean for the next year with him in office?
So does the President of the United States meet our expectations and fulfill the policies he promised us? Let’s go through the list and find out. . .
Relieving COVID? Not quite
At a rally in Georgia, Biden promised that every American citizen would receive $ 2,000 (as a check) to help ease their struggles in these pandemic times. He said people would get it right away and without hesitation. Unfortunately, this did not turn out to be the case.
When Biden was elected, it took a while for a COVID relief bill to pass, and once it did, people did not receive $ 2,000, but $ 1,400. It was also a direct stimulus, not a check, so it’s there too.
There have been several stimulus controls since then, but each one has been fairly small and distributed. It’s not the immediate relief Biden promised, and the White House tends to drag its feet between them.
Although a fourth COVID relief check is expected to come soon, voters have expressed disappointment at Biden’s slow action on this front. And this is just one of Joe Biden’s policies that was not fulfilled. . .
Eliminates student debt? Not really achieved.
Biden also told people he wanted to erase the huge burden of student debt affecting young Americans. This was one huge campaign point for the president and was a primary reason many young voters put him to the vote.
And this . . . has something happened? But not really. Look, he canceled the student loan for those who had been tricked by profit schools, which amounted to as much as $ 1.5 billion! And while it is admirable, it is not even a fraction of the student debt that needs to be taken care of. Plus, it forgives only a small group of people, not everyone who is affected by this weight.
Overall, this is just another of Joe Biden’s policies that were not adopted in his first year in office. And it’s getting worse than that. . .
Raise the minimum wage? Like that, but no
Biden promised to increase the country’s federal minimum wage to $ 15 an hour, which would have been a huge gain for workers everywhere, especially those struggling to make ends meet in more jobs. He said it was “a long time ago” that this was done.
In his honor, he signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage! Men. . . It will not take effect until 2022 and will only affect federal contractors. And even though it is a large group, it means that lots of Americans (who could use the money) are left out of the equation.
Plus for someone who said the minimum wage is “long ago”, it’s certainly strange not to implement it until 2022.
All in all, Joe Biden made many promises with his policies, but has not quite lived up to them in reality.
The president has at least another year and four months to live up to the expectations of the people, otherwise it is expected to hurt him and the Democratic Party in the midterm elections. Will Joe Biden be able to do the things he promised in his politics? Time will tell.
What do you think of the President of the United States? What campaign promises has he not lived up to? Let us know what you think!
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