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kentuck

(111,508 posts)
Wed May 20, 2020, 07:20 AM May 2020

A big job ahead for Biden and Democrats to put together a team that can repair this country.

With all the talk about who Joe Biden is going to pick as his VP, there are other important positions that will also need to be filled.

First of all, law and order will need to be restored. The corruption within our government, from US Senators to Wall Street, is rampant. We will need someone with the knowledge and the courage to attack white collar criminals. We will need an Attorney General of the caliber of Andrew Cuomo or Kamala Harris.

The Secretary of the Treasury will need someone that understands how the markets work and how Big Business manipulates and uses information from the American people in monopolistic ways. We need someone with the knowledge of an Elizabeth Warren or a Katie Porter.

The Secretary of Defense will need to re-evaluate the questionable relationships created by the present Administration and what the real threats to our nation are at this time? We will need someone with geopolitical knowledge of the world, as well as the military needs of our country. It could be a General, or someone else with expertise to run the Defense Department. It would need to be someone of the caliber of a John Kerry.

The Secretary of State will need to be someone that can rebuild our relationships around the world, after the demolishment of our foreign policy by Trump and Pompeo and the Republicans. It would need a person with intricate details and knowledge of our allies and enemies. It could use someone of the caliber of a Susan Rice.

There will be many important positions to fill and Democrats should be contemplating how they are going to put this country back together. There is a good chance that they will inherit an economy that looks like a Depression. Many people may need assistance with jobs and with food and housing. We will need dedicated and aggressive public servants to tackle these severe problems ahead.

The VP choice is important but it is not the only important position. There are many others. The most important position in 2021 will be the person sitting in the White House.

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N_E_1 for Tennis

(10,169 posts)
1. And we thought Obama...
Wed May 20, 2020, 07:26 AM
May 2020

Would have al lot to do to fix Bush’s crap. This is monumental makes that look like a rainstorm against super typhoon.

kentuck

(111,508 posts)
4. The challenge will be to put the right person in the right position.
Wed May 20, 2020, 07:51 AM
May 2020

I agree, there is plenty of talent in the Democratic Party, but it will need to be focused on the problems we are about to encounter.

 

beachbumbob

(9,263 posts)
6. Systemic problems will need congress and to tell you
Wed May 20, 2020, 09:44 AM
May 2020

the truth, I'm not sure we have leadership to take it on.

- massive rewrite of the taxcode
- reneining in presidential overstepping by codified law.
- lessening filibuster impact in senate

Master plan to address runaway national debt.

Biden admin faces the greatest challenge any incoming admin has ever faced.

Tanuki

(14,975 posts)
5. It will be a task of the magnitude of Hercules having to clean the Augean stables
Wed May 20, 2020, 07:59 AM
May 2020

and he will be fought every step of the way by the usual forces of corruption who brought us to catastrophe in the first place.

rockfordfile

(8,722 posts)
7. That would involve investigating GOP Senators etc..The corruption is out-of-hand
Wed May 20, 2020, 10:03 AM
May 2020

If nothing is done about the corruption problem in our government, then Americans will think that they're all the same.

kentuck

(111,508 posts)
8. Barr and Trump have hired a former US Attorney as a special investigator...
Wed May 20, 2020, 12:14 PM
May 2020

...and there is no time limit or limitations on his investigation.

Democrats should use that as a precedent. They should hire a "special investigator" to investigate everything Barr and Trump have colluded in. It should last the duration of the Democratic Administration. Just keep them at a distance and let them irritate the hell out of the Republicans.

sunonmars

(8,656 posts)
9. I would ask Obama if he fancied being Secretary of State, I think he'd kind of love that.
Wed May 20, 2020, 12:19 PM
May 2020

I know the world would love it.

Any supreme court vacancy, for the love of god, stick someone in their 40's, 50's on it.

marlakay

(11,739 posts)
10. The real challenge is to win after we fix the problems
Wed May 20, 2020, 12:23 PM
May 2020

They screw it up we fix, over and over again. They get away with so much crap when its their turn very few go to jail or quit their jobs but when its our turn they hold our feet to the fire like they are sparkling white angels. 😠

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