Biden’s Intentions and Plans during Presidency

Jedric Rosales, Staff Writer

After a very interesting election, President-elect Joe Biden has been elected to take the seat of presidency, becoming the 46th president of the United States of America, after President Donald J. Trump. Through his campaign, he made several promises promising better management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the promotion of social justice and racial equality, tax cuts on citizens making less than $400,000 as well as a tax raise on those who make more than $400,000. He also promised an improvement and the expansion of Obama Care (i.e. the Affordable Care Act) and the promotion of clean energy. 

 

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there has been a significant number of deaths due to the virus and a significant number of those who have tested positive for COVID. As the new President, President-elect Biden has promised to double the number of testing sites, invest in more modern testing, set up a Pandemic Testing board and establish a U.S. Public Health Job Corps in order to mobilize at least 100,000 Americans with the support they need to make it through the pandemic. President-elect Biden has also planned to increase personal protection equipment by using the Defense Production Act in order to mass-produce personal protection equipment and provide clear, consistent, evidence-based national guidance.

 

Biden has also promised to insure the health and safety of African Americans living in uninsured communities and those who are living in high levels of air pollution. Due to these disparities, more of the African American population suffers from COVID than other Americans according to joebiden.com.

 

“[I] will ensure these investments create good, union jobs that will expand the middle class,” Biden claims according to his campaign site joebiden.com.

 

Biden also promises a safer community for the minority of the Latinx American population. He desires to support them through investing in Latinx’s economic mobility as well as make far-reaching investments in order to end health disparities due to race.

 

“[I] will… Make far-reaching investments,” Biden claims according to joebiden.com. “[In] ending health disparities by race.”

 

 He also hopes to expand access to high-quality education as well as tackle racial inequality in our schooling systems. In addition, Biden wants to combat hate crimes and gun violence in these areas. 

 

Biden also mentions that he wants to make tax cuts to those making less than 400,000 dollars per year and increase tax on those who are making more than 400,000 dollars per year. Biden hopes that doing this will ease the disparity between the higher and middle class. He hopes to strengthen the ideas regarding what one has and what one can give. He mainly hopes that this action will help give power to the middle class. 

 

As of right now, as it would seem, Biden’s plans are still in progress as Biden is yet to be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States of America. Seeing how the election played out, many Americans are hoping to see how Biden will carry out his tentative plans and what effects it will have on the United States.