There are three short-term main issues troubling the black communities across the U.S. today. Cancellation of student debt impacting income inequality, unstoppable and racist police brutality those in power are unwilling to tackle seriously, and new and proposed laws across 47 States to suppress their votes. But if you follow President Biden closely, he seems to be taking the black support for granted in favor of gaining support among Republicans to pass important legislation. Will Biden strategy to pressure the GOP lose him the black voters altogether? He is yet to tackle these three main concerns even though his COVID Rescue Plan accomplished much to close the gap of poverty affecting mostly the black communities.
The easiest problem to tackle, without a doubt, would be to write off all student debt impacting 45 million voters. That’s a win-win for Biden’s future political legacy and the country. He can, with a stroke of a pen, alleviate the financial burden of tens of millions of voters struggling in the face of a Frankenstein capitalist onslaught.
No filibusters, no new House bills, and no GOP to hold him hostage. Yet, here we are asking why not.
Is Biden concerned that cancelling student debt might not sit well with some of the Red States he is corralling their GOP voters into supporting his legislative agenda? Some reporter should ask Ron Klein this question.
If life is about timing, political strategies are about timeliness.
Is Biden’s lack of action on H.R. 7120 the result of Senator Joe Manchin might block the legislation?
POLICE BRUTALITY … WHEN?
On the matter of police brutality, which seems to increase recently, while the police and their unions refuse to grasp the public relation nightmare they are causing, President Biden has done the absolute minimum. Like talking about it and tweeting.
H.R. 7120, also titled The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, has already passed the House. The Senate received it July of 2020 and it remains in limbo because the conservatives could care less whether brutal police tactics end up harming black people. Heck, that’s what their ancestors did, and that’s the tradition of their American Dream. Some, like Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), will never lift a finger to end racism in this country. Its DNA runs in his blood.
Is Biden’s lack of action on H.R. 7120 the result of Senator Joe Manchin might block the legislation? Or, is Biden’s short-term GOP vote support for his big bills more important to execute than the long-term strategy of eradicating police brutality and racism? I don’t have an answer for this question. Again, call Ron Klain.
The President is not even four months into the White House, which may be too early to judge his record. But when it comes to police brutality, the killings are happening almost daily. The matter is too urgent to simply ignore if one is serious about tackling it, and the lack of a plan of action should be of concern to all of us. We are all tired of watching black children getting murdered deliberately by retarded policemen who think they are PlayStation players.
Voter suppression is a form of entitled fascism to concentrate political powers in the hands of the very few, and Georgia is the first State to enact these new fascist laws.
WHAT ABOUT VOTER SUPPRESSION?
The economy is booming. Out of work and impoverished Americans are flush with cash for the first time in recent memory — during the 2008 financial meltdown, the government saved big banks but ignored the people. This includes a bull market that keeps 53% of Americans with stock portfolios happy. All is well on the western front.
Or, is it?
Lurking behind the scenes are political dangerous actions ready to spring fascism on all Americans. Voter suppression is a form of entitled fascism whose purpose is to concentrate political powers in the hands of the very few, and Georgia is the first State to enact these new fascist laws to suppress the votes of black and brown people in America.
With the exception of a hodgepodge cottage industry to boycott businesses, or a not-so-convincing corporate arguments or threats against such laws, the H.R.1 For the People Act, which aims at reversing these voter suppression laws, languishes in the Senate with no clear path to passage.
Yes, it’s Joe Manchin again.
Maybe people have cash, but the fundamental problems facing this country remain unresolved. Giving the public access to funds temporarily is not a solution. With a bit more time, hopefully this President can transform this nation to a better place.