As has long been the case, the president’s first 100-day plan often helps set the tone for the rest of his time in office. Biden remains confused about what he wants to accomplish during his first 100 days in office.
When Biden got the vaccine on December 21, 2020, he said that his top priority was for everyone to get the vaccine. He said that he would rely on Dr. Anthony Fauci for expert advice. He believes that Fauci has a plan to give everyone the vaccine by April 29, 2021.
Pass $2 Trillion COVID Relief Bill
When Biden received the second part of the vaccine, he said his top priority for his first 100 days in office was to pass the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. He would then work on rebuilding the economy. The new plan looks very similar to the one that the Democrats refused to pass under President Trump. It would likely include an additional $1,400 payment. Biden added that an essential part of the relief plan would help women- and minority-owned businesses who have suffered severely.
Biden would also like to increase the scope of Obamacare. He wants to see a new public option added that would slowly run private insurance companies out of the marketplace.
Raise Minimum Wage
Biden also says that since they now have control of both the House and Senate, he would quickly raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. He plans to raise corporate taxes to 20% and raise taxes and fees that impact middle-class Americans.
Rejoin Paris Climate Agreement
Another 100-day agenda item is for America to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. The plan would set new guidelines requiring the United States to further reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions it produces.
One can only hope that Biden can keep it all straight for at least 100 days. He has not convinced at least 50% of the country that he is that competent yet.