In the first two months, the President signed a law requiring $1.9 billion in financial assistance and proposed a $2.3 billion infrastructure and tax plan.
Washington— When President Joe Biden acted urgently, his vision for the power of the Oval Office was rapidly taking shape. This was inspired by the predecessors of the Democratic Party, who greatly expanded the power of the government to deal with generational crises.
In a recent meeting with historians and in private conversations with advisers, Biden considered the example of President Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson in using executive power to create opportunities and break barriers.
Unlike Roosevelt and Johnson who enjoyed a strong Democratic majority in Congress, Biden had to work without error in the fierce Washington guerrillas.
Biden (Boden) was born shortly after Roosevelt’s “New Deal” and ran for his first general election in the shadow of Johnson’s Great Society. Now, with the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic collapse, this philosophy has been tested, and Biden’s position in history has been threatened.
He chose major rather than gradual actions, willing to put aside the bipartisan Washington’s vision in favor, and can find tangible results that resonate with Republican voters, although not their elected officials.
Historian Michael Eric Dyson, who attended the most recent meeting, said: “The president clearly stated the crisis of democracy and realized that if we carelessly protect democracy, we may undermine the factors and power of the American experiment. “There is no doubt that the President is worried about how we treat our fellow citizens. It is clear that the moral trajectory of the United States has had an impact on domestic and foreign policy. “
In the first two months of taking office, Biden signed a $1.9 trillion financial aid bill, and last week proposed a $2.3 trillion tax and infrastructure plan and a legislative plan that was divided into two parts , Aimed at fundamentally reforming the US economy. .