WASHINGTON – In his first address to the nation within a day of his 100-day presidency, Joe Biden declared the start of a new era of strict government spending to create American jobs, and called on Congress to pass an urgent comprehensive reform of immigration by 11 million. Illegal immigrants.
Before Congress hosted only 200 guests before the pandemic’s physical distancing rules, despite its 1,600-seat capacity, Biden was credited with achieving Covid-19 vaccination for half of all adults in just 100 days with more than 200 million doses, and appealed to the rest of Americans to go out and get vaccinated. .
“The United States will get vaccinated. Go get the vaccination. Vaccines are available. He asked from the highest platform in the country, where two-thirds of Americans support his response to the worst pandemic in more than a century. He concluded that” the United States is moving again. “
In his speech, Biden fused a message for domestic consumption, seeking to balance social disparities with more taxes for the rich and corporations, with a message of global defense of US interests.
“My plan for American jobs will be guided by one principle: buy products made in America. This does not violate any trade agreement. He stressed that US dollars will be used to buy American products … and create American jobs.”
“There is no reason why wind turbines should not be produced in Pittsburgh instead of Beijing,” he said in one of the few passages of his speech, which was praised by both Democrats and Republicans.
Biden sent a direct message to Chinese President Xi Jinping: “We are not seeking conflict, but I have made it clear to him that we will defend the interests of the United States … and we will not allow unfair trade practices.” “We will not seek to escalate, but his actions will have consequences,” Vladimir Putin said of his interference in the elections.
To reform immigration
Domestically, Biden outlined the preferred agenda of progressive groups in favor of comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, permanent protection for dreamers and agricultural workers, raising the minimum wage to $ 15 an hour, expanding health coverage, equal pay to women, and more regulations. Related to firearms, among others.
“The country supports immigration reform. We must act. Let’s discuss it, let’s discuss it, but let’s move.”
Biden’s ambitious agenda is confronted with the fact that only half of the population supports his plan to revitalize the economy and that his marginal majority in Congress will force him to negotiate with the Republicans.