Biden’s Plan is What We Need

BIDEN’S PLAN IS WHAT WE NEED

The Biden Administration has taken extraordinary steps to stop the spread of COVID-19. It’s working. Next up, is our economic health. Taking a page from FDR’s New Deal, President Biden proposed a social contract/recovery bill that’s centered on climate-friendly infrastructure to repair decades of under-investment in energy, education, health care and “green” innovations. Republicans say he’s gone too far; others say not far enough.

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It’s not an Elon Musk-focused plan to build SpaceX rockets that will take us to Mars to avoid Earth’s problems. And it’s not a Jeff Bezos “Blue Origin” rocket venture. True, our problems have festered, and the pandemic is a crisis, but we don’t need to move to another planet. At least not yet. Bill Gates, and (hopefully) most of us, believe we can “save” our planet, and improve our well-being. Biden’s plan can get us there.

Biden’s plan is big. Some critics say it goes too far; others say not far enough. While George Bush denied the Kyoto Protocol, and Trump took pleasure in subverting climate initiatives, most large corporations paid no income tax. Biden will reset our country’s priorities, with empathy and pragmatism, as he reworks the country’s needs.

Already, Biden rejoined the Paris Agreement, and appointed John Kerry as Envoy, with Cabinet-level rank. Biden will hold a climate summit (remotely) on April 22, Earth Day. Biden’s Plan is what we need.

Carl Evensen, State College

This article originally appeared in the Centre Daily Times.

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