Joe Biden is quickly gaining a reputation as a president who governs by executive order. This manner of leadership is already leading to pushback from Republicans, hence failing to meet the thresholds of unity and togetherness that Biden has talked about.
The 46th president has only been in office for eight days. Already, thousands of middle-class jobs no longer exist, thanks to the elimination of Keystone pipeline; fracking is also on its way to being banned in certain areas by Biden, despite his and Kamala Harris’ insistence that a Biden administration wouldn’t crack down on fracking.
As Biden signs one executive order after the other, many people throughout the nation are wondering when the president will prioritize jobs and American workers. Thus far, however, Biden is more occupied with climate change than with getting unemployed people back to work, Newsmax confirms.
Fresh Executive Orders on Climate Change
Yesterday, the 46th president continued his pattern of governing by executive order. The latest orders signed by Biden include increased offshore wind turbine energy production and reductions in gas, oil, and coal emissions.
The 46th president’s executive orders ban gas and oil leases from U.S. federal waters and lands. In pushing ahead with these climate change policies, Biden is endangering jobs in the coal and oil industries. Nevertheless, the 46th president professed at the White House yesterday that America knows “in our bones” that the time to take action on climate change is now.
I set ambitious goals of achieving a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050. Today, I took bold action to advance those goals.
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 27, 2021
Regarding jobs, Biden maintains that people in the natural gas, coal, and oil sectors who lose work will find new employment in the automotive and renewable energy industries. Only time will determine the accuracy of these claims; however, the 46th president still has yet to answer for the 11,000 union jobs he killed last week after squashing Keystone XL pipeline.
“America Last” Policies and Executive Orders
With more than one week into his presidency, Biden is nowhere close to his professed goals of bipartisanship. In fact, his executive orders are deepening divides between the American left and the American right.
Just look at the first week of the Biden Administration. It’s been America last and China first. pic.twitter.com/oejO54DCPi
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 27, 2021
Republicans argue that Biden, with his constant use of executive orders, is ruling like a dictator. Meanwhile, GOP leaders in Congress accuse the 46th president of seeking to appease his far-left base, rather than putting America first. The above executive orders (and others) signed by Biden have done nothing to gain Republicans’ confidence.
What do you think of the new round of climate change executive orders signed by Biden? Do you believe this president is working towards bipartisanship? Let us know in the comments section below.