President Joe Biden’s eight most significant accomplishments in office
1. Abortion: Pledged to make Roe v. Wade “the law of the land”
Before winning the election, Joe Biden pledged to make Roe v. Wade “the law of the land.” It came about when Trump, a pro-life, supported moves to reverse the landmark decision on legal abortion.
His “pro-abortion voters” were supportive but wanted more. Even with Roe still in effect, South and Midwest states enacted regulations limiting abortion. Something Biden swore to stop. [CBS News]
Biden’s first State of the Nation Address
Biden’s first SONA in 2022, the President Twitter, “Ford is investing $11B to build electric vehicles—creating 11,000 jobs across the country. G.M. is making the largest investment in its history—$7B to build electric vehicles, creating 4,000 jobs in Michigan.”
Tesla has created over 50,000 US jobs building electric vehicles & is investing more than double GM + Ford combined— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2022
[fyi to person controlling this twitter]
2. Student Debt Forgiveness
One of the many spending accomplishments of the Biden administration is the $400 Billion for student loan forgiveness. Biden said he would wipe out $10,000 in debt for those earning less than $125,000 per year and $20,000 for the low-income families who got Pell grants.
He said it would be funded by repealing the high-income “excess business losses” tax cut in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Arthur Laffer, the former Economic Policy Advisory Board under Reagan, said Biden’s decision was a loss for inflation. “Of course, it will clearly worsen [inflation],” he said. “Inflation is too much money chasing too few goods. [NewsWeek]
3. The Gender Equality Act of 2021
The White House said on June 25, 2021, that Americans lack basic non-discrimination protections just because of who they are or love. President Biden wants every American to live freely, openly, and safely.
He calls the Senate, dominated by liberals, to swiftly pass the Equality Act, legislation that will provide long-overdue federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ+ Americans and their families. [White House]
In 2022, Biden proclaimed June as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month,” reaffirming his administration’s “commitment to do more to support LGBTQI rights.
3. Historic Appointment: Rachel Levine
President Biden’s historic appointment of Admiral Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary for Health on March 26, 2021. She is the nation’s highest-ranking openly transgender official.
Admiral Levine will lead 6,000 Public Health Service officers serving the nation’s most underserved and vulnerable population. [USPHS]
Dr. Rachel Levine advocates puberty blockers and sex transition for minors
Levine posted on Twitter that a new study found trans youth with access to a puberty blocker have declined the chances of suicide. When asked by a senator regarding reassignment surgery without parental consent, she neither confirmed nor denied her support for it. [Reuters]
4. Open Borders: $450,000/person for “separated families”
According to WSJ, the Biden administration considers payments of around $450,000 per person, affected by the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy in 2018.
“President Biden pledged to make it up to the families,” wrote N.Y. Times in 2021, but later reported that the president “rejected the payments” after fierce opposition.
The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services consider payments that could amount to close to $1 million a family, though the final numbers could change. To date, the compensation is pending.
Since he took office, the historic “open” border policy has welcomed over 2 million illegal immigrants. Unfortunately, many of these combined expenses have caused his second fiscal year with a record $31 trillion in debt.
5. Climate Change mitigations, gearing for “Green Energy”
Biden’s move to reduce carbon emissions was hailed by fellow Democrats-Liberals pushing for the Green Deal. However, speculators blame the gas price, which may cause inflation.
The POTUS is not directly responsible for gas prices going up or down. However. He faced backlash after saying there was mounting evidence of anti-consumer behavior by oil and gas companies.
The API fired back at Biden on Twitter: “It’s the government’s ill-advised decisions that are exacerbating this challenging situation” Still, some experts say it had little bearing on the rising gas prices.
6. Project Labor Agreement or PLA
President Biden requires “Project Labor Agreements” in federal construction projects over $35 million. Reuters reported that the order signed in February 2022 would impact 200,000 workers.
However, 16 groups representing the construction industry opposed it. “The administration’s flawed rationale justifying pro-PLA policies ignores marketplace realities…,” the group said in a letter to the President.
The order comes on the heels of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill for the country’s roads, ports, and bridge infrastructures.
7. Columbus Day changed to Indigenous Peoples Day
In 2022, President Biden formally became the first U.S. president to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Instead of creating a new holiday, Indigenous Day replaced Columbus Day.
At the height of the Black Lives Matter protest in 2020, Colombus was one of the key figures in American history that the left-liberal movement demanded to be canceled—along with other historical figures like George Washington.
As a devout Christian, Christopher Columbus regularly wrote in his diary of his disdain for other explorers that mistreated the Indians. [Young American Foundation]
In the Philippines, Columbus’s counterpart in Asia, Ferdinand Magellan, continues to be celebrated for ushering in a new form of civilization and, like Columbus, for bringing Christianity to a pagan culture.
8. Green Deal Agenda: Pushing for electric vehicle
President Biden is pushing for the ambitious target of 50% of electric vehicle (EV) sale shares in the U.S. by 2030.
Since President Biden took office, companies have invested nearly $85 billion in the manufacturing of electric vehicles, batteries, and EV chargers in the country.
China has a near-monopoly on the mining and refinement of rare earth minerals (such as lithium and cobalt) that are used in EV batteries. China also monopolizes the production of those same batteries.