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Joe Biden The New President Thoughts So Far?


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2 hours ago, andyofborg said:

don't you think that's rather ageist?

No, and as an old git myself i think it a fair comment especially as he is now 78. He has tried twice before to become president so it seems it was just a lifetime goal to be achieved by him, and this was a case of third time lucky. He is nothing special and as you have said "he was probably the best of the alternatives available at the time," which does not say very much for him.  

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12 minutes ago, West 77 said:

My thoughts so far are that the situation with immigrants wanting to gain illegal entry into America has got worse because he is considered to be a soft touch compared to Trump. The decision to re join the Paris Climate Agreement is a bad one because unless China follows the same rules it puts America at  a  commercial disadvantage which was Trump's reason for withdrawing. The  Covid vaccine rollout seems to be working well in America but the groundwork was started under the Trump administration. 

 

Re. immigration: The US is quite literally built on immigration, don't confuse the situation there with the situation here, for one the population density is completely different. Trump used immigration to divide and conquer, very successfully, Biden is not following that line which I think is good.

Re. the Paris agreement, China is actually running well ahead of the curve compared to the US, Trump left it because he ran an isolationist campaign. China's climate pathway is on target to be carbon neutral in 2060, under Trump all accordance with carbon neutrality was withdrawn, Biden is committed to it and resigned the Paris Convention with the target of 2050, which is ambitious, especially considering they are yet to start real measures. It will be difficult for them to wean drivers of 'gas' for example, considering how cheap petrol is in the US.

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Trump actually wanted to lower the fuel efficiency standard for cars.

 

California said it would stick by the current standard and as the biggest economy in the US ,the big motor manufacturers sided with California.

 

There's lead in a lot of US cities water supply and it hardly surprisingly effects the poorer communitys ,Biden plans to eliminate that,the Trump Administration weakened the Clean Water Act.

 

 

Trump reckless response to the pandemic will have him marked out as one of the worse US Presidents on record.

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35 minutes ago, West 77 said:

If it wasn't through a family tragedy then Joe Biden would have most likely entered the race for the democratic nomination in 2016.  I think he would have been a better candidate than Hillary Clinton and been more likely to have beaten Trump then. 

 

My thoughts so far are that the situation with immigrants wanting to gain illegal entry into America has got worse because he is considered to be a soft touch compared to Trump. The decision to re join the Paris Climate Agreement is a bad one because unless China follows the same rules it puts America at  a  commercial disadvantage which was Trump's reason for withdrawing. The  Covid vaccine rollout seems to be working well in America but the groundwork was started under the Trump administration. 

 

 

My bold. 

 

Saw the news report to this piece from the BBC a week or so ago on BBC World News. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-56516332

 

The BBC reporter was on the Mexican side of the border, interviewing migrants massed there & their concensus is that  the message the migrants are now receiving & interpreting, especially as the Biden administration has changed policy on unaccompanied minors, is that the US now WANTS them & will welcome them all with open arms.  This has no doubt led to the large increase in numbers at the border, up on previous months. 

 

It's not unlike the problem Merkel caused mainland Europe a couple of years ago, by having an open door policy and clearly the US is causing problems for its southern neighbours from Mexico downwards by seemingly now encouraging migration & thus instigating mass migration from & through these countries to reach the US border.  Suddenly, the migrants become an increasing problem to these countries, especially Mexico. 

 

Of course the real fun starts when the US starts to try & tackle the numbers wanting entry & then starts to refuse them.  

 

Also strange that the Biden administration are denying journalists access to the facilities currently holding unaccompanied minors? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Fictional Pulp said:

Not overly bothered about what Biden does here on in - it will always be better than than the madness that was Donald trump.

wait until the lady in waiting gets her chance as soon as Biden steps down halfway through, roll on the next election in 4 years.

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21 hours ago, Jim Hardie said:

I wouldn’t like to say he’s boring but one thing’s for sure, he won’t have a 428 page thread on SF.

I'm not sure that was because Trump was interesting, it was because he was a racist moron who liked to be the centre of attention, even when he was making a total balls up of everything.

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It's interesting that pro Trump posters are preoccupied with Biden leaving post early almost as if they have given up on trying to pin some irredeemable fault on him already.

I think Biden will see his full term out ,it's been his life's aim after a lifetime of public service to become President.

 

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