Retool Biden’s $1.9 trillion plan to focus on jobs

Patrick L. Anderson In the days before his inauguration, President Joe Biden outlined a gigantic $1.9 trillion program, variously called a “rescue plan” and “stimulus” for the American economy. The amount is staggering, but so are the problems it is intended to solve. In the spirit of the president’s inaugural […]

Patrick L. Anderson

In the days before his inauguration, President Joe Biden outlined a gigantic $1.9 trillion program, variously called a “rescue plan” and “stimulus” for the American economy.

The amount is staggering, but so are the problems it is intended to solve. In the spirit of the president’s inaugural address call to work together constructively to improve the nation (and in recognition that the whole country needs the new resident to get this one right) let’s take a look at the proposal.

President Biden noted in his inaugural address the “millions of jobs” lost, and spoke plainly of the distress he saw in his own upbringing, when his father worried about making ends meet. For many, especially Americans in small businesses closed by government orders and those suffering from dramatic employment losses in travel and retail, this will ring true.

These workers, many of whom remain unable to earn a living, should be the focus of a stimulus program. A second focus should be employers buffeted by losses, who have customers unable to pay bills while out of work. Let us look at the programs outlined in the $1.9 trillion “stimulus” plan to see how much is devoted to these hard-hit workers and employers.

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