Biden: Following the Footsteps of Roosevelt


President Joe Biden inspects a health care executive action in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Jan. 26, 2021. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Less than two weeks after new US President Joe Biden took office, he reversed former President Donald Trump's decision and signed the Paris Agreement. He overturned Trump's 45 major orders, including H-1B visas.

He has been talking about speeding up his homework. 

No US president had faced such a situation in the 7-8 decades in which Biden has taken power. So, for few weeks, before he took office, he studied a book with former President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He did an in-depth study of Roosevelt's biography and the priorities Roosevelt set for his 100-day work. 

The reason for following in Roosevelt's footsteps is that the situation then and now is the same. Like Roosevelt, Biden shows he is willing to work fast. He proposed the $1.9 trillion Corona package very quickly after joining the office.

Alasdair S. Roberts, director of the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who has written a book on Roosevelt's 100-day working style, said: "Biden has made good decisions as soon as he came to power.

Why is he following Roosevelt?

When Roosevelt came to power in 1933, the United States was in a deep recession. More than 20 percent were unemployed. Roosevelt implemented several such programs, which employed the people. He enforced emergency banking and social security laws. It was his tireless efforts that put the US economy on track.

Publish : 2021-02-02 10:23:00

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