If Joe Biden is truly declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, he has released what he will do on day one. 


Joe Biden said that he would put together a team of advisors to create what he deems to be the proper response to the pandemic. The three people he has named to this advisory group is Dr. David Kessler, former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith. According to his proposed COVID-19 plan, he wants to face the pandemic head-on through legislation. He says he wants another relief package passed, one that involves $10,000 of student loan debt canceled for all Americans. In this package, he would also create the “COVID-19 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force.”

According to FEMA, “The Defense Production Act is the primary source of presidential authorities to expedite and expand the supply of materials and services from the U.S. industrial base needed to promote the national defense.” He would enact this legislation to create more PPE and expand coronavirus testing. When it comes to a vaccine, he says he will spend $25 billion on production of the vaccine and wants the vaccine to be free. In addition, rejoining the World Health Organization is also a day one priority for Mr. Biden. 

Racial equality

Biden has said he would extend the Voting Rights Act. This measure was passed by the House, but not the Senate. Spearheaded by the late Representative John Lewis, the sponsors and supporters of the legislation says it would end voter suppression and disparity. 


Joe Biden has said that on his first day in the Oval Office, he will produce a pathway to citizenship legislation for 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States. He claims he will end the travel ban from Muslim majority countries that was enacted by President Trump. Though the separation of families at the border and being locked in cages started under the Obama-Biden administration, Biden says he will sign an executive order ending the practice. He has also said he would make the DACA program permanent


Biden pledged to reverse the corporate tax cuts that happened under President Trump. The pledge says he will raise the corporate taxes to 28% instead of the current 21%. 


Biden has promised to re-enter the Paris Climate Accords of 2015. 

These are big day one promises, all of which will have tax burdens associated with them on monumental levels. If January 20, 2021 looks like this, I do dread the next four years.

Caroline C.
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