WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden on Friday, just the third day in office, ordered hungry Americans to help the mob to pull the country out of this multifaceted epidemic crisis.
The latest orders to boost food aid and speed up stimulus payments were modest, but reinforced Biden’s message that he wants decisive action against the corona virus and its associated economic consequences.
This is a task they are trying to accomplish while simultaneously endorsing their government. Secretary-designate Lloyd Austin received Senate approval Friday. And Trump’s impeachment trial is trying to make a fuss.
“The American people can’t afford to wait,” Brian Dayes, director of the White House National Economic Council, told reporters. “There are a lot of things hanging in the balance. They need help and we are committed to doing our best to provide that help as soon as possible.” The new administration has calmed down in the wake of Donald Trump’s hurricane, but the shock of Biden’s executive orders since Wednesday has itself caused quite a stir.
On the first day, the 78-year-old Democrat signed 17 steps, on the second day he signed 10, and later on Friday he was expected to reach the formal pen box to get more signatures. Many of the orders have included campaign agendas, including the political hot potatoes of immigration reform.
Here, Biden protected the children of so-called “dreamers”, illegal immigrants who grew up in the country. But the attack has been heavily targeted by the epidemic of Covid 19, which the new president described as a wartime catastrophe on Thursday, killing more than 400,000 people at current levels. More than half a million are likely to be affected next month.