Perhaps I’m being an idiot, but if this was coming up, couldn’t the last session of Congress have done something about this when they had a majority? Rather than the usual story of feigned helplessness and allowing the other side’s intransigence to hold the country to ransom.
Oh and furthermore, mint the freaking coin.
that the Biden White House inherited from the Trump administration and later rebranded—while keeping intact its most dangerous components.
No surprise for me there. Biden an Co. are ardent believers in capitalism. They too think socialism is a dirty word.
& @docosc I hereby formally submit that I was completely wrong.
With limited legislative possibilities over the next 24 months, Biden can only attain populist bona fides against populist wannabes Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump by unleashing the executive branch against corporate miscreants. Unfortunately, many of the most promising targets for Executive Branch scrutiny are industries Zients has gotten rich from, including private equity, health care, and Big Tech. Will Zients turn on people like himself, or will he acknowledge implicitly that his riches came at society’s expense and unleash the Executive Branch to enforce existing limits on corporate greed stringently?
If appointed, Jeffrey Zients will be the White House chief of staff as Biden gears up for reelection in 2024. The strongest case against Zients is a simple political one. How will Biden be able to present himself as the champion of working Americans when his chief of staff is a plutocrat whose companies have a reputation for preying on Americans in moments of medical emergency? Zients would offer an irresistible target for Republicans. His elevation to the post of chief of staff is an unforced error.
Cross posting from the coronavirus thread. Maybe I’ll just bookmark the White House website for future reference.
Maybe looking and acting like ole Uncle Joe confuses people on both the left and the right into underestimating him?
HCR is cheering about its accomplishments today to her many thousands of daily readers:
The caveats about the need for legislation explains why HCR pointed out Biden is going on the road to raise awareness and get enough Congressional support to gain more funding and oversight for these initiatives:
Also, on this one:
Butbutbut, what do the real people, you know, fascists, think? Why will no one consider the fascists? (/s)
Well yes, it is a good idea to “respect” the U.S. when its corporation-serving imperial bludgeon is in firm hands again.
“The strong do what they will and the weak suffer as they must.”
I guess they didn’t poll Yemen?
…as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy