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Old 23.03.2021, 17:27
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Neera Tanden withdrew as director of OMB (management and budget). Shalanda Young was named deputy director, but she’s being promoted as director .... nothing conclusive yet though.
OMB is not one of the 15 Cabinet Secretary roles, it is a director role; a full list of current Cabinet level office holders here.
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Old 31.03.2021, 01:01
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

I always thought the best proposal in Trump's 2016 campaign was his promise to fix the infrastructure.
Sadly he did nothing but it now looks like Biden has picked up the idea and is running with it as part of his new initiative
Biden is also looking at investing in domestic manufacturing which Trump spoke about a lot but failed to achieve any significant improvement. I doubt Biden will have much success here as US manufacturing costs are so high relative to Asia. Of course, costs can be reduced with heavy automation, robots, AI, etc. but that will reduce jobs available, not increase them.
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President Joe Biden is aiming to pass his sweeping infrastructure and jobs proposal this summer, a senior White House official told CNN, setting an ambitious timeline to achieve his next major legislative goal.

The package, which could cost between $3 and 4 trillion, includes two pieces: one piece investing in domestic manufacturing, research and development, the care-giving economy, climate infrastructure and roads, bridges and rail; the second aimed at childcare, paid family leave, health care and education infrastructure.
I don't know if you have been in the US recently but the roads, bridges and rail are all falling apart; will be great if that gets fixed.
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Old 31.03.2021, 08:35
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Major stroke again.
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Old 31.03.2021, 08:40
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Fixing infrastructure is fine. Should have done this straight away instead of this crazy helicopter money waste.
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Old 01.04.2021, 17:11
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The Republican Governor of Montana, Greg Gianforte, signed a bill this week banning sanctuary cities in the state so requiring all cities in Montana to comply with federal immigration law.

The state does not currently have any sanctuary cities.
Assuming Biden makes major changes to the immigration laws then Greg may live to regret this bill.
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Old 06.04.2021, 21:59
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Sleepy Joe cracking forwards at warp speed.
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The United States has joined talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal, which the Trump administration abandoned in 2018.

President Joe Biden has said he wants to return to the landmark accord.

Russia's ambassador to international organisations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, said brief preparatory talks held on Tuesday were "successful", with two expert-level groups on sanctions-lifting and nuclear issues given the task of identifying concrete measures to move forward.
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Old 23.04.2021, 21:43
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Joe's first official foreign trip will be to the UK where he will meet Boris.
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Old 26.04.2021, 17:37
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Quite amusing the games politicians play in the US
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

The vaccine-export restrictions from the US and UK will become a major political issue soon.

Export stats:
>136 million vaccine doses have been exported from the EU.
>0 million from the US
>-20.5 million from the UK (imported mostly from the EU)



It's good that the Biden admin has sent raw materials for vaccine production, PPE, oxygen, etc. to India in their time of need. But if the US and UK don't step up big time - after their self-interested initial response - to help vaccinate the world, it's going to be a lasting foreign policy stain for at least the next decade.

PS The EU just sued AstraZeneca for only delivering 23% of the ordered vaccines by the 2nd quarter of 2021. AZ has really shit the bed.
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Old 29.04.2021, 23:14
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Who knew?
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6-3 Supreme Court ruling Thursday in favor of an immigrant fighting deportation produced an unusual divide among the court’s conservative justices.

Siding with a Guatemalan immigrant who entered the U.S. in 2005, the majority held that federal officials had failed to give the man, Agusto Niz-Chavez, adequate notice of his deportation hearing,

One requirement such immigrants must meet to fend off removal is a showing that they have resided in the country for at least 10 years. Had the government’s 2013 notice to Niz-Chavez been deemed lawful, it would have effectively stopped the clock tracking his continuous U.S. residency at eight years, below the threshold.
Specifically, the majority found that federal officials must provide comprehensive notice of upcoming deportation hearings in a single document, not multiple documents.
A finding with profound implications for undocumented longtime U.S. residents fighting deportation. Presumably the US Govt. always used the same process so now the floodgates are opened for thousands, maybe millions, of illegal immigrants to stay in the US, likely already deported people can make challenges.

An incredible decision by a conservative majority court.
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Old 29.04.2021, 23:32
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A finding with profound implications for undocumented longtime U.S. residents fighting deportation. Presumably the US Govt. always used the same process so now the floodgates are opened for thousands, maybe millions, of illegal immigrants to stay in the US, likely already deported people can make challenges.

An incredible decision by a conservative majority court.
Textualism, Scalia would be proud. Not a very common sense decision.

Also, has zero to do with Biden being a good president. But of course might give him more problems on that front.
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Old 29.04.2021, 23:45
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Textualism, Scalia would be proud. Not a very common sense decision.

Also, has zero to do with Biden being a good president. But of course might give him more problems on that front.
Indeed textualism.

The debate has always been that conservative justices follow the word of the law whereas liberal justices try to interpret the law in the way they believe Congress intended.

If a decision is purely based on textualism then common sense is not relevant.

Edit: "If the government finds filling out forms a chore, it has good company," Justice wrote. "The world is awash in forms, and rarely do agencies afford individuals the same latitude in completing them that the government seeks for itself today."
"Asylum applicants must use a 12-page form and comply with 14 single-spaced pages of instructions," Gorsuch wrote. "Failure to do so properly risks having an application returned, losing any chance of relief, or even criminal penalties."
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Old 12.05.2021, 14:10
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

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Biden’s approval rating stood at 63 percent in a new Associated Press/NORC poll released Monday. Former President Trump never got above 50 percent in major polling averages.

Biden is given even higher marks for his performance on the biggest issue facing the country, the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventy-one percent of adults approve in the AP/NORC poll.
The biggest problem for Biden is that many voters want an entertainer, not a President.

So far he has been doing a solid presidential job without any big issues, he is doing a good job of ignoring GOP attacks. Of course, it is years until the next election and people have short memories so for me he is better concentrating on current policies and resolving today's problems so he can point to solid achievements at the next election.
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Re: Will Biden be a good President?

Just knew his new policy is just a bunch of wind!
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/11/c...wind-farm.html
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The biggest problem for Biden is that many voters want an entertainer, not a President.

So far he has been doing a solid presidential job without any big issues, he is doing a good job of ignoring GOP attacks. Of course, it is years until the next election and people have short memories so for me he is better concentrating on current policies and resolving today's problems so he can point to solid achievements at the next election.
Sorry but I disagree here Marton! Since Biden has taken office we have a windfall of illegal immigrants flocking to the US (but it appears to be okay that they crossed the border with no COVID test ).

And, the FED, under his guidance keeps printing money like paper and handing out benefits so the US now has a situation where companies NEED employees but potential employees/those unemployed have no incentive to apply for jobs thanks to Joe and his team.

Then we have the gas crisis afflicting most of the Southeast states. Didn't good ole Joe close the Keystone pipeline within days of taking office and ban fracking on federal land?

Since Joe has taken office, gas prices have soared and then some (before this debacle with the ransomware attack on a major pipeline supplying the Eastern Coast (not Joe's fault for the attack but when the US is not self-reliant on oil, problems regarding prices occur!))

I would defintely not describe Joe as a "solid" President. Think Joe and his administration have also contributed to the Israeli/Palestine conflict we currently witness.

So no...I don't think the last 4 months have produced positive outcomes for the US nor Biden.

Joe is not as narcissistic nor bombastic/annoying as Trump; that said, his leadership and policies are questionable at best.
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Old 12.05.2021, 22:55
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Sorry but I disagree here Marton! Since Biden has taken office we have a windfall of illegal immigrants flocking to the US (but it appears to be okay that they crossed the border with no COVID test ).

And, the FED, under his guidance keeps printing money like paper and handing out benefits so the US now has a situation where companies NEED employees but potential employees/those unemployed have no incentive to apply for jobs thanks to Joe and his team.

Then we have the gas crisis afflicting most of the Southeast states. Didn't good ole Joe close the Keystone pipeline within days of taking office and ban fracking on federal land?

Since Joe has taken office, gas prices have soared and then some (before this debacle with the ransomware attack on a major pipeline supplying the Eastern Coast (not Joe's fault for the attack but when the US is not self-reliant on oil, problems regarding prices occur!))

I would defintely not describe Joe as a "solid" President. Think Joe and his administration have also contributed to the Israeli/Palestine conflict we currently witness.

So no...I don't think the last 4 months have produced positive outcomes for the US nor Biden.

Joe is not as narcissistic nor bombastic/annoying as Trump; that said, his leadership and policies are questionable at best.
My point was that all that stuff will be fixed or forgotten by the time the next election comes around.
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Sorry but I disagree here Marton! Since Biden has taken office we have a windfall of illegal immigrants flocking to the US (but it appears to be okay that they crossed the border with no COVID test ).

And, the FED, under his guidance keeps printing money like paper and handing out benefits so the US now has a situation where companies NEED employees but potential employees/those unemployed have no incentive to apply for jobs thanks to Joe and his team.

Then we have the gas crisis afflicting most of the Southeast states. Didn't good ole Joe close the Keystone pipeline within days of taking office and ban fracking on federal land?

Since Joe has taken office, gas prices have soared and then some (before this debacle with the ransomware attack on a major pipeline supplying the Eastern Coast (not Joe's fault for the attack but when the US is not self-reliant on oil, problems regarding prices occur!))

I would defintely not describe Joe as a "solid" President. Think Joe and his administration have also contributed to the Israeli/Palestine conflict we currently witness.

So no...I don't think the last 4 months have produced positive outcomes for the US nor Biden.

Joe is not as narcissistic nor bombastic/annoying as Trump; that said, his leadership and policies are questionable at best.
LOL, the Fed has been printing since Greenspan. Trump was spending like there was no tomorrow (tax reform) long before Covid. And Biden didn't "close Keystone", they pulled the permit for its expansion.

Not saying Biden is great - but you have no idea what you are talking about.
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My point was that all that stuff will be fixed or forgotten by the time the next election comes around.
One can only hope! That said, the hill will be a steep one...and then some
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LOL, the Fed has been printing since Greenspan. Trump was spending like there was no tomorrow (tax reform) long before Covid. And Biden didn't "close Keystone", they pulled the permit for its expansion.

Not saying Biden is great - but you have no idea what you are talking about.

The Keystone Pipeline was halted/stopped entirely by Biden and 11,000 jobs were lost. Maybe you have no idea what you are talking about?

I noticed you never mentioned the handouts Biden gave and why most unemployed Americans have a disincentive to apply for work?

Are you alarmed by the situation in Isreal and Palestine and do you think Joe is capable of diffusing this? I think not...
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The Keystone Pipeline was halted/stopped entirely by Biden and 11,000 jobs were lost. Maybe you have no idea what you are talking about?

I noticed you never mentioned the handouts Biden gave and why most unemployed Americans have a disincentive to apply for work?

Are you alarmed by the situation in Isreal and Palestine and do you think Joe is capable of diffusing this? I think not...
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