US President Joe Biden returns to the White House in Washington on December 20, 2021 (AFP / Brendan Smylovsky)
Paralyzed by a single senator’s veto for his grandiose environmental and social reforms, Joe Biden, powerless in the wake of the Govt-19 outbreak, saw his presidency on all sides on Monday.
The Democrat, who returned to the White House with his family one weekend, wore a black mask and walked to the Oval Office without saying a word to reporters waiting for him in a helicopter.
His general agenda is that on Tuesday, early in the afternoon, he will talk about the wave of omigran variation plaguing the United States and the role of cancellation of shows and sporting events. Screening centers and schools will be closed, at least temporarily.
Joe Biden will not announce the country’s “control status”, his spokeswoman Jen Zaki said Monday, but will take “steps” to promote the vaccine and improve screening.
The democratically elected president of the United States, who has promised to end an epidemic that has so far killed more than 800,000 people in the United States, seems powerless in the face of this new wave.
At the federal level, it does not have many levers. Some of the restrictive measures it has taken, especially vaccination against large corporations, have come against legal action, sparking talks about the Republican opposition’s attack on personal freedom.
– Joe vs. Joe –
In the face of a senator from a rural state with a population of 1.7 million, a year after he took office, the already paralyzed president’s intentions are further reinforced.
West Virginia Senator Joe Munchin said Sunday that he is not going to give his decisive voice to Joe Biden’s “Built Back Better” plan. It will cost the United States $ 1.750 billion to tackle climate change and China’s competition.
Democrat Senator Joe Mancin (Getty / Anna Manimeker) before the Capitol in Washington on December 14, 2021
It was an almost fatal blow to this legislative program, which promised to deepen America’s economic and social teeth, while allowing First World Power to retain its climate objectives.
“It is important to drop the fight for + Built-back Better + and we will find a way forward next year,” White House spokeswoman Jen Zhaki said Monday without elaborating.
However, he pointed out that the 79-year-old president could exercise his regulatory power in the absence of major legislation.
Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer sought to boost morale by promising in a statement: “We will vote on the revised version of the big bill”, “we will continue to vote until we have something available”.
But what could be in Biden’s president’s most important plan without Joe Mancin’s voice?
The elected representative is not going to vote on Monday in favor of these “very ambitious reforms” aimed at reducing the cost of child care or medicines, but to support the purchasing power of households or to encourage the purchase of electric cars.
This centrist fears the effects of inflation and thinks aid should still be the target.
Without him, there would be no democratic majority in the Senate. It is not possible to count the votes of the Republican opposition against Joe Biden’s recent vote to vote for the huge infrastructure costs raised against what is considered to be one of America’s worst political failures, a “socialist” turn.
White House Spokeswoman Jen Socky, December 20, 2021 in Washington (Getty / Drew Anchor)
The White House on Sunday expressed its frustration with Jen Psaki’s unprecedented statement, accusing him of a “sudden and indescribable twist” and a “breach” of Joe Mancin’s commitments.
With one more year to go before the Democrats’ catastrophic midterm elections, this further undermines Joe Biden’s political credentials, whose confidence rating is already very low.
The former senator is proud to be as well versed in the parliamentary game as anyone else who actually invested personally in Joe Manzin – to the chagrin of progressives in his party who now think he has been deceived.
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