The Joseph R. Biden Score Card

Discussion in 'Politics' started by MeAgain, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed and Confused Staff Member Super Moderator

    Time to start an evaluation of the Biden presidency.

    Here are some of the promises, in my own words, of the Biden era taken from the Biden/Harris website:
    Rebuild the middle class.
    Unite all Americans.
    Earn the respect of the world.
    Listen to science.
    Defeat the Covid virus.
    Reform healthcare.
    Save the climate.

    Those are general statements, here are some more in depth actions to be taken in the first 100 days:
    1. Assemble a coronavirus task force during his presidential transition
    2. Push for immediate coronavirus legislation
    3. Release a vaccine distribution plan
    4. Listen to science by rejoining WHO and keeping Fauci as a close adviser
    5. Reverse Trump's corporate tax cut
    6. Extend the Voting Rights Act
    7. Comprehensive immigration changes
    8. Stop family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border
    9. End Trump's executive order banning travelers from some Muslim-majority countries
    10. Stop the construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall
    11. Increase police reform
    12. Enact comprehensive criminal justice reform
    13. Repair alliances and plan a global Summit for Democracy
    14. Organize a "climate world summit"
    15. Make major investments in the U.S. economy to boost domestic growth
    16. Start on a $2 trillion climate plan
    17. Build on the Affordable Care Act if it isn't too late
    18. Make first moves in a large education agenda
    19. Support the College for All Act

    Looks like Joe means business, we'll see what he can actually accomplish.
  2. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Administrator Super Moderator

    I am certainly looking forward to how this evolves over time. Will this presidency be as controversial as the last?

    Will things improve for the average citizen against all odds of climate change and social unrest?

    I certainly hope a calming influence prevails and that we can get back to work solving problems rather that seeing them created.
  3. walkoflife

    walkoflife Some Assembly Required Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator HipForums Supporter

    When Trump is impeached today for the second time, then removed after Biden is inaugurated, the era of chaos will end. I cannot see anything more divisive or controversial than this man and his cronies - many whom can be voted out in Mid-Terms.

    I believe Biden has all the tools needed to lead this country out of this mess, and into an era of peace and prosperity for all.
  4. tikoo

    tikoo Senior Member

    Biden supports abolishment of the federal death penalty . Do it for the Onion and the weeping .
  5. wrat1

    wrat1 Members

    its already starting
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Vows To File For Biden Impeachment (
    "The 'silent majority' in this country is fed up with being the target and not having people in Congress stand up for them," Greene said. "The Democrats' plan is to tear this country down with Socialism, and you can see what happened yesterday with impeachment. They have no intention of creating unity, they have no intention of healing."
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  6. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Yeah... I wish this bitch would just shut up.
  7. wrat1

    wrat1 Members

    She is Qanon hook line and sinker how are people that gullible?
  8. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    I have no idea...
  9. wilsjane

    wilsjane Members

    Day 1 will be spent buying some underpants to wear outside his trousers, :):):)
  10. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

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  11. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Administrator Super Moderator

    How's your Boris doing BTW?
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  12. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I wonder what the charges will be.
    Stealing the election? No, that's been done to death.
    Being a socialist? No, that would only prove he's not a socialist.
    One website says it's for alleged Abuse of Power. Seeing how Biden doesn't have any power to abuse yet, what could she possibly have in mind?
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  13. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Don't get the idea she actually has a mind...
  14. wilsjane

    wilsjane Members

    Despite all Vlad,s predictions of doom and gloom, life is perfectly normal at the moment.
    The changeover import rules are administrate so correcting any omissions or errors is not that difficult and we have no desire to turn people away.
    The same applies to visitors, all we ever wanted to do was close our border to criminals who were almost untouchable once they had an EU passport. Everyone else is welcome. The most stupid part of all this is that we could freely visit any western European country long before we joined the EEC. In some cases, the EU-UK passport made things more difficult.

    Despite another of my light hearted comments, I hope that Joe Biden will calm the US down.
    I like his 100 day agenda, even if it does take slightly longer to sort things out. Getting rid of the handful of corrupt police should be one of his top priorities.
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  15. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I'm just about to burst your optomistic bubble with a dose of realism !!!

    Point 1. Grant Shapps the Transport Minister has, (late again as usual) imposed a ban on flights from large parts of South America which also includes Portugal and its Mid-Atlantic Islands too.

    Point 2. As you will see from attached news article there is a distinct liklihood of travel chaos across the Channel resulting from the decisions of the French Government.

    Point 3. The Import/Export system across the Irish Sea into Northern Ireland is is chaos !!! as you will observe from the attached article.

    Fears of return to pre-Christmas Channel chaos as France bans rapid coronavirus tests
    Lorry-drivers will still be given 30-minute lateral flow tests, says Grant Shapps – ‘for the time being’

    Rob Merrick
    Deputy Political Editor
    4 minutes ago
    France is outlawing the use of rapid – but less-accurate – Covid-19 tests for non-EU travellers, raising the risk of a return to the pre-Christmas chaos in Kent.

    Grant Shapps said he believed there would be an exemption for lorry-drivers to continue to receive the 30-minute tests – but admitted that was the situation only “for the time being”.

    Last month, tens of thousands of drivers were stranded in Kent and there were clashes with the police when France banned lorry drivers to try to stop the spread of the new UK strain of coronavirus.

    The crisis was only resolved when hauliers were given the rapid lateral flow tests, which Paris has now decided to ban for arrivals from outside the EU.

    Mr Shapps, the Transport Secretary, said his French counterpart would visit on Monday to see “how we are applying” the 30-minute tests.

    “That's the system in place and that's what's continuing for the time being,” he told BBC Breakfast.

    Jean Castex, the French prime minister, said on Thursday night that its nationwide night-time curfew would begin at 6pm on Saturday and remain in force for at least two weeks.

    A negative PCR, or laboratory, test less than 72 hours old would be required for arrivals from non-EU destinations – the same system the UK is introducing from Monday.

    Everybody with a negative result would have to self-isolate for seven days and would then take, and pass, a second PCR test.

    Crucially, the original French travel ban came before the UK left the EU single market and customs union, on New Year’s Day, creating a mountain of new paperwork for businesses.

    Now Brexit has been completed, ministers are already planning “emergency” measures to prevent feared food shortages, to allow empty lorries crossing the Channel to restock to skip queues at key ports.

    Mr Shapps, asked about a ban on lateral flow tests, said “of course that would cause problems”.

    “That remains in place at the moment and that's very important because it enables goods to flow backwards and forwards between us and continental Europe,” he said.

    Government must act to avert ‘major crisis’ in food supply, says Northern Ireland minister
    DUP’s agriculture minister says schools and hospitals running low on food

    Jon Stone
    Policy Correspondent
    18 hours ago

    The government needs to act to avert a "major crisis" in Northern Ireland's food supply caused by Brexit, Stormont's agriculture minister has said.

    The DUP's Edwin Poots said schools and hospitals were in danger of running out of food because of disruption caused by new bureaucracy.

    But other members of the legislative assembly accused him of "scaremongering" and the government said the disruption was just "teething problems".

    "It was made very clear to us by the suppliers to both hospitals and schools that if the current arrangement for supermarkets isn't extended in a few months' time that they will not be able to supply our hospitals and schools with food," Mr Poots told BBC Radio Ulster.

    "That is a major crisis and I have raised this with [Cabinet minister] Michael Gove.

    'Seriously, are we going to have a situation where our hospitals and schools are not able to feed the children at school, they're not able to feed their patients?

    "That is an outrageous situation that we in Northern Ireland have been put in as a result of the protocol negotiated between the UK Government and the European Union."
    The DUP supported Brexit but opposes the Northern Ireland protocol, which puts extra controls between the territory and the rest of the UK in exchange for keeping the border open with the Republic.

    The party wants the UK to invoke Article 16 of the accord to set aside some of its requirements.

    There have been widespread reports of fresh food being missing from supermarket shelves and some suppliers refusing to deliver there because of new red-tape.

    There have also been problems in other parts of the UK, such as disruption to perishable seafood exports from Scotland to the continent

    Seamus Leheny of haulier trade association Logistics UK said: "We need to get a solution in the coming days and weeks, not leaving it to March. The onus is on the Government to give confidence."

    He added: "Things are improving, customs processes are improving, I am getting that daily feedback. That is one hurdle becoming a little bit lower for people."

    Answering an urgent question on Scottish seafood exports on Thursday, environment secretary George Eustice said: “We are looking very closely with industry on this matter. We are having twice a week meetings with all the key stake holders, all of the key sectors to help them understand these issues.

    “Yesterday we had a meeting with the Dutch officials, earlier this week we had a meeting with the French, on Friday we had a meeting with the Irish to try to iron out some of these teething problems."
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2021
  16. Pete's Draggin'

    Pete's Draggin' Super Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Joey can't read a teleprompter for shit and have any of it come off naturally.

    Bill and Barack did it beautifully and seamless.

    I'll figure out something on how to deal with it.
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  17. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    Exciting stuff... Sounds like $1,400 is on its way; though I tend to agree with Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez about it - it isn't $2,000, and frankly probably isn't enough. But it's a start.

    Let the foot-dragging begin! :D
  18. wilsjane

    wilsjane Members

    Beautiful picture of that supermarket after the cleaners have been at work prior to stocking.

    Please tell me what YOU have found missing in your shops and how many of YOUR globe trotting flights have been cancelled. :)
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  19. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Prat !!! - many of the shelves in many of the supermarkets all across Northern Ireland are empty because of the so-called trade deal that stupid bastard Boris signed up to. I know this for a fact from the people who actually live there !!!
  20. Spectacles

    Spectacles My life is a tapestry Lifetime Supporter

    Does your conversation have anything to do with Joe Biden? Shouldn't you start your own thread?
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