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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:13 PM

Biden Administration To-Do List: Somewhere Near the Top

Start with this article. And then this one. And then maybe this one... I could go on. I have dozens.

(For those too lazy to click and read, the links go to an article about a boy in Roswell, NM who walks to his (closed) school so he can use its wi-fi to do his online school classwork; a report on lead in the water of New Orleans shaping up to look like a Flint redux; and a story about a crumbling highway bridge in eastern Washington state.)

Yes, there will be a LOT of urgent priorities for an incoming Biden Administration to address- saving American lives by dealing effectively with the pandemic, unfucking the voting system, setting up a judiciary review commission to expose, impeach and/or remove Federal judges who lied to the U.S. Senate during their confirmation and/or who are manifestly unqualified for their responsibilities, restoring needed functions of government, etc.

So I don't say this one should be at the very top of the list.

But somewhere near the top, this should be ready for a roll-out:

Massive deficit spending on vast public-works projects to transform and restore the physical infrastructure that once enabled the greatest economy in the world to expand and flourish. Millions of jobs bringing high-speed bandwidth to rural areas (think the REA) and working with cities to rebuild sustainable clean water and safe power grids.

Millions of jobs restoring both mass transit and safe highways to deliver goods such as PPEs, medical supplies, essential food and other gear.

Oh, yeah, and millions of jobs in public/private partnerships to restore the whole supply chain of critical equipment and materials for health care, education, and public safety, from building and repurposing factories to incentive programs for union workforces, to a carrot/stick program of regulations and incentives for moving goods and supplies in the most sustainable and carbon-neutral possible way.

And millions of jobs transforming our power grid to deliver sustainable energy, secure from hacking, vandalism, or other attacks.

And millions of new, accessible training and education programs to teach essential skills to anyone wanting to work in a new economy based on sustainability and equity.

And millions of jobs administering available grants and subsidies and assistance teams to help America's farmers restore the ability of our arable land to provide a sustainable, diverse food supply rather than Big-Ag welfare producing monocrops for industrially-producing foodlike substances with minimal nutritional value and maximal "shelf life".

Get Americans back to work building a sustainable, equitable economy for our grandchildren and we will have less time for doomscrolling through Russian propaganda sites working to divide us and spiral our economy further into a death spiral. Less time for Call of Duty cosplay in the woods. Less time for sitting in front of Fox and OAN.

In the long run, this will do much to unfuck things.

I hope they're already at work on the deets and have a few potential bellwether projects getting ready for rollout.

wistfully,
Bright

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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:32 PM

1. Thanks for posting! I'm thinking we need to mail Joe a to-do list!

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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:39 PM

2. My first priority would be global warming

And my top priority to reduce greenhouse emissions would be support for small factory built nuclear reactors.

Then affordable health care.

Then increase in residential construction, including more tiny homes, more apartment buildings.

Then increased minimum wage.





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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:52 PM

3. Four years wasted of trump doing nothing but getting a tax cut for...

rich people, and of course golfing as his own resorts and charging the government, and holding countless rallies so as to get reelected. Then covid hit and of course he continued to do nothing about it either.

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