What exactly is US President-elect Joe Biden planning?

BIDEN’S MAIN MESSAGE along the campaign path focused primarily on bringing the coronavirus pandemic in the US under control and healing the deep divisions in the country.

However, prior to the pandemic, he had devised broader plans such as eliminating health disparities, tightening gun controls, overhauling policing, providing a free community college, paying off student loan debts, investing in green energy, and improving infrastructure Country.

The President-elect also instituted plans that include an investment of $ 700 billion in research and development in US technology companies and the purchase of American goods, $ 2 trillion in a green energy jobs and infrastructure plan and Include spending of $ 775 billion on childcare. older people and people with disabilities.

From fighting the coronavirus to resuming the Paris climate agreement and immigration reform, the Biden presidency will change course on several fronts.

Biden says he will immediately put in place a national strategy to stay one step ahead of the virus and end the pandemic crisis. This means a nationwide mask mandate and plan that will enable free and widespread Covid-19 testing, boost medical device manufacturing in the US, and make future vaccines “free for everyone, whether you have insurance or not.”

After accusing of undermining his own health professionals, Biden pledged to keep respected White House coronavirus task force member Anthony Fauci on board.

He also says he wants to “take the snout off our experts” and abandon the process initiated by Trump in July to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization.

Reopening the economy effectively is another immediate priority, says Biden.

The Democrat, using his experience to woo lawmakers from both political parties, will call on Congress to agree on a huge coronavirus aid package to help families in trouble and devastate small businesses.

In July, Biden unveiled its Build Back Better strategy, a $ 700 billion blueprint to create millions of jobs. Funding would come through tax increases for the richest Americans and for large corporations. Biden is also committed to investing heavily in renewable energy.

Biden has long called for extensive action to combat climate change in the US, which has been hit by a growing number of hurricanes and forest fires in recent years.

“The first thing I will do is rejoin the Paris Agreement,” promised Biden during his debut debate against Trump, who withdrew from the landmark global agreement in 2017. It’s all falling apart. ”

Biden said he would also convene a climate summit of the world’s top polluters to “persuade” them to make more ambitious commitments to reduce carbon emissions.

Biden has adopted an ambitious $ 2 trillion climate change plan that includes a “clean energy revolution” aimed at achieving net zero global emissions by 2050 at the latest.

He also promised to quickly undo some of Trump’s rollbacks of environmental standards regulations.

Biden has promised to quickly appoint a non-partisan national commission that would have 180 days to investigate the judicial system – what the Democrat calls “out of hand” – and propose reforms.

He said he was “not a fan” of expanding the US Supreme Court beyond its current nine members. But other Democrats have expressed a clear preference for the move after Trump’s third candidate for the bank, Amy Coney Barrett, was confirmed, cementing her Conservative majority of six to three.

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Biden, who as a senator has drafted numerous bills to combat crime, has also called for a comprehensive reform of the criminal justice system.

His plans include creating a grant program that will encourage states to reduce incarceration and crime, ensure the detention of those previously incarcerated, and strategies to reduce repeat offenses.

Biden promised a series of immigration reforms before winning the White House.

He announced that he would immediately set up a federal task force to reunite more than 500 children taken from their parents by the Trump administration on the U.S.-Mexico border.

He said he will also lift travel bans that prohibit foreigners from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

One of his most controversial moves could be cracking down on the millions of undocumented people living in the United States.

“Within 100 days, I will be sending the United States Congress a route to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people,” Biden said in his closing debate with Trump on October 22nd.

He also pledged to allow children who entered the country illegally with their parents – a group of approximately 700,000 young people known as dreamers – to remain legal and take steps toward US citizenship.

Will he do any of this?

Democrats appear to have retained control of the House – albeit by a very small majority – but much of Biden’s agenda could fall on the Senate.

The Democrats had to take three Senate seats to reach a 50:50 split, which seemed unlikely at the start of the race.

This split would allow Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to act as a tie-breaker on all Senate votes until at least the 2022 mid-term election.

Today the Democrats seem to have picked up on one of the three needed. However, two important races in Georgia are close to runoff elections, meaning a result won’t be decided until January 5th.

If the Democrats lose this runoff election, Biden will face a very different balance of power than Barack Obama in 2008.

But while Obama came to power with a significant majority in the House and Senate, Democrats went through months of legislative battle with minority Republicans.

Biden’s advisors have said the overlapping crises – the pandemic, the economic downturn, and calls for criminal justice reform – give urgency to reform that didn’t exist when Obama was in office, but because of the high cost of his proposals , Biden could face resistance because of the high cost of his proposals, most Republicans and some Democrats.

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behind the scenes with President Barack Obama

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Many in Camp Biden hope that his decades of Capitol Hill experience and reputation as a deal maker will help him compromise and form coalitions on both sides of the aisle.

These compilations, however, will undoubtedly bring with them competing pressures from progressives and moderates and a possible split within the Democratic Party on key issues such as climate change and education.

What do we get out of it?

Hopefully Biden’s Irish ties will make him an Irish ally when it comes to Brexit.

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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar recently told his party colleagues that Biden will be positive about Ireland as someone who has a real personal bond with the country that goes beyond “just a golf resort”.

He said Biden has shown an interest in Brexit and its impact on Ireland, particularly what it means for the Good Friday Agreement.

Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and the Democrats have vigorously upheld the Good Friday Agreement before talks of a UK-US Free Trade Agreement begin.

Work on a post-Brexit trade agreement between the United States and Britain had already begun under Trump’s presidency. Biden previously despised Boris Johnson – calling him a “physical and emotional clone” of Trump – so the future of this trade deal is uncertain for now.

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Brexit aside, Biden’s presidency is unlikely to be much different from Trump’s, said Frank Barry, professor of international business and economic development at TCD earlier TheJournal.ie.

There is talk of Biden tinkering with the fringes of Trump’s 2017 corporate tax system – which takes into account many aspects of the Democratic Party’s proposal – but Barry believes the Biden administration won’t change much other than raise corporate tax rates a little. “Because Trumps was an absolute promotional gift for companies”.

However, Barry said another leaked tax proposal from Biden could prove devastating to Ireland and its relationships with multinational corporations.

Part of the leaked Biden proposals was to essentially impose a minimum tax on American multinationals overseas. Barry said instead of calculating the minimum tax for these overseas companies, they would have to be calculated as the minimum tax per location, “so that would really hurt us.”

“As it is now, multinational corporations can essentially mix the taxes they pay in a high-tax country with the taxes they pay in a low-tax country like Ireland, and that is exactly what they have to do against the US – Weighing up the minimum tax clause. ”

– With coverage from AFP

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