Having been Vice President you’d think that he’d be better prepared for the issues that come in around the first 100 days of a Presidency. Yet we’re still seeing some of the same issues that every President has. So either he expected not to be able to live up to expectations, or he was naive.
First up, Congress moves forward on his COVID bill– stuffed full of non-COVID stuff that the Democrats have wanted. The biggest surprise is that he has decided that $1,400 is just fine, instead of the $2,000 he was talking about during the campaign.
He also talked about minimum wage going to $15 an hour, but that’s not happening either:
“We are deeply disappointed in this decision. We are not going to give up the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 to help millions of struggling American workers and their families. The American people deserve it, and we are committed to making it a reality.”“We are deeply disappointed in this decision. We are not going to give up the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 to help millions of struggling American workers…”
I agree with Althouse… it was easier to not have to pass this than to live with the outcomes here; however, if we could control immigration or could only pay those in America, given regulation, having a higher minimum wage might be a good idea– has to be part of a package deal, and has to let teens and other first time jobs be economical.
And if that’s not enough. People are wondering why there wasn’t an address to Congress in February. Biden had said there’d be a “State of the Union” type speech (even Trump had one), but none appeared. It was enough to have some wonder if the troops and fencing around Washington, DC, were to protect against something there… I mean, the troops are still there!