Joe Biden’s message at this week’s adjourned joint congressional hearing may be troubling, as any president has ever given one of the most important reports to that body, either in writing or in person. Indeed, this was the best comparison to some of the annual written reports that Abraham Lincoln made to Congress during his unprecedented crisis split. Contrary to Lincoln’s reports, Biden’s political opposition had to officially deny his allegations. As it turned out, the country rarely saw such a sharp contrast in the visions that Joe Biden և Senator Tim Scott suggested about the role երկրի of the state երկրի in the state’s role in changing it for the better.
The President wrote his words on two topics: crisis and possibility. “The worst epidemic of a century. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. “The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.” He later made it clear that there was a racial crisis that was exacerbated by the disproportionate number of people of color among COVID victims, as was the case with the wave of unarmed black police killings last year. Overcoming all these challenges was the climate crisis.
Then he reviewed what his government did during its first 100 days to resolve those crises. 220 million vaccines, $ 1,400 aid checks sent to 85% of American households, 800,000 extra people getting health, halving child poverty. , 1,300,000 new jobs created. All this put the economy on the path of 6% growth in 2021, which was the best indicator for more than forty years. For the future, he suggested transforming infrastructure, including transportation, water, electricity, child և care for the elderly և education.
In order to develop the economy դիմ to meet the challenges of the climate, he proposed further research into the development of technology to provide renewable energy, electric vehicles և batteries investment և further advances. In parallel with these proposals, the President called for a minimum wage of $ 15, a law on equal pay, as well as to protect the right to work.
Then the initiator who left all the Republicans motionless. Biden offered to pay for his transformational proposals with tax reforms that would allow the rich և corporations to pay their fair share և recover the IRS tax fraud և avoid detection և prosecution.
Announced, Biden stated that America is once again committed to being an international leader in meeting the challenges of the 21st century. Another liberal approach, another Donald Trump, who saw international relations as either a bargaining chip or a zero-sum competition. Biden was also committed to eradicating systemic racism, which has historically been entrenched in our society. All this in defense of democracy, which the Trump-inspired crowd almost overthrew this January. In defense of a government that, as Biden reminded us, is not an alien force, but we, “we the people.” How can we use our own strength as a people to improve our lives? Biden showed the way.
And then came Tim Scott, the Republican dream. This is a religious freedom fighter who uses his life story to preach that earthly salvation is about having a mother who prays and works hard for you. The government is only wasting the money you have earned through its excessive efforts. People, there is no real crisis here. God բոլորը rude personality is achieved by everyone. Moreover, Scott is quite ready to assure us that “America is not a racist country,” that the restrictive voting legislation that pervades the Republican legislature is not racist, that Biden divides through his policies. is the country? History, common sense և polls lie in all the terrible light like gas.
This was a miserable “denial” of the Presidential Presentation. The evening could not have pushed the comparative state of the two major American parties more clearly.
Robert Emmett Kuran holds a Master’s degree in History from Emer orttown University.