Though, we do need to weed white supremacists out of the military via discharge.
tsarstepan wrote:Though, we do need to weed white supremacists out of the military via discharge.
Why should their private beliefs matter?
And what about people who are falsely accused of white supremacism?
Two days in, McConnell has already issued a blanket statement labeling Biden's exec orders as "symbols for the far left".
snood wrote:Two days in, McConnell has already issued a blanket statement labeling Biden's exec orders as "symbols for the far left".
In other words, the American people are not as irrelevant as you wanted to believe, and the resistance to the Biden Administration is already well underway.
The Gulf War as a 13B, cannon crewmember/artillery.
Give me a hoo-rah for snood, again 😋
A new federal strategy to tame the coronavirus pandemic focuses on trying to make tests and vaccines more abundant, schools and travel safer, and states better able to afford their role in the long road back to normal life.
The plan and 10 executive orders that President Biden issued Thursday include the creation of a Pandemic Testing Board that can spur a “surge” in the capacity for coronavirus tests. Other orders will foster research into new treatments for covid-19, the disease caused by the virus; strengthen the collection and analysis of data to shape the government’s response to the crisis; and direct the federal occupational safety agency to release and enforce guidelines to protect workers from getting infected.
Several aspects of the “National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness” are intended to steer more money to states, which have complained they need more funding to carry out the work placed on them for testing, vaccinating residents and other functions. The plan says the White House will try to persuade Congress to cover the entire cost for states to vaccinate low-income residents on Medicaid, while directing health officials to explore whether the program’s payment rates for vaccinations should be higher.
These actions, dealing with the public health crisis the new president has defined as his top priority, were the subject of Biden’s central public event his first full day in office. He framed them in a tone that balanced grimness with optimism.
“It’s going to take months to turn things around,” Biden said, predicting that the virus will have killed a half-million Americans by next month. But then he added, “To a nation waiting for action, let me be clearest on this point: Help is on its way.”
The 198-page plan released Thursday is far from a federal takeover of the nation’s efforts to cope with the worst health calamity in a century. Yet it represents a pronounced shift away from the Trump administration’s deference to each state to design its own plan for coronavirus testing and carry out other elements of its response.
The replacement plan synthesizes many of the goals and strategies for fighting the coronavirus that Biden has mapped out in the weeks and days leading to his inauguration, including in a $1.9 trillion request to Congress for these efforts and to hasten the nation’s economic recovery. Many represent promises whose success or failure will be borne out in their details and execution.
Speaking from the White House’s State Dining Room, Biden portrayed the strategy as “a wartime undertaking,” noting the coronavirus has claimed more U.S. lives in the past year than World War II.
Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s top infectious-disease expert and Biden’s chief medical adviser for the pandemic, distanced himself slightly Thursday from the new administration’s depiction of fully rejecting President Donald Trump’s response to the pandemic. “We’re coming with fresh ideas but also ideas that were not bad ideas from the last administration,” Fauci said, without elaborating.
Care to prove that?