Juggling the Issues

Job growth, FDI, immigration, infrastructure, climate change and the stimulus make up one of the most ambitious presidential terms in history. What does all this mean for the country, and especially the South?

President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in January 20, 2021, becoming the 46th president of the United States. At 78, he is the oldest president ever elected. President Biden promised to “restore the soul of the nation” and pleaded for unity in what has become a fractured and partly outraged nation.

If you watched what happened on January 6th, as enraged Trump supporters attacked and ransacked the capitol, then you saw firsthand the anger and division that is present in this country. How President Biden addresses this outlier group in the future will be interesting.

In his inaugural address, Biden pleaded to end the nation’s “uncivil war” and for both political parties to unite in an effort to heal the country. He said unity, with Congress working together in a bipartisan course of action, is the only way forward to confront the many great challenges facing the country now. . .including COVID-19, immediate job generation, immigration reform, climate change and other threats to the U.S. economy.

Biden used his first day in office to sign 17 executive orders, including rejoining the Paris climate accords and the World Health Organization.

An incredibly ambitious agenda

While Biden’s agenda is one of the most — if not the most — ambitious first-term dockets ever, number 1 Read More

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