Friday, January 29, 2021

FLASHBACK: Biden Said ‘You Can’t Legislate By Executive Orders Unless You’re A Dictator’; The He Signs Record Number of Executive Actions in First Week, and related stories

FLASHBACK: Biden Said ‘You Can’t Legislate By Executive Orders Unless You’re A Dictator’:
This video from the 15th October 2020 speaks for itself.
During a town hall broadcast by ABC News just over a fortnight before the election, Joe Biden was discussing his tax proposals when he declared that in order to see them implemented he would need votes and approval from Congress.
“I have this strange notion. We are a democracy,” Biden sardonically declared, pointing out that “Some of my Republican friends, and some of my Democratic friends occasionally say ‘well if you can’t get the votes, by executive order you’re going to do something'”.
“You can’t do it by executive order, unless you’re a dictator,” Biden declared, adding “We’re a democracy, we need consensus.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Biden signs record number of executive actions in first week:
President Biden has signed a record 37 executive actions in his first week in office, and the exact number of executive orders is not known because the Federal Register has not been updated since Jan. 21.
With just six days in office under his belt, the 46th commander-in-chief has issued more edicts in his first week than any of his predecessors.
Executive orders are legally binding, and as a result, are published in the Federal Register. Executive actions, by contrast, are more often symbolic efforts to enact change.
On Tuesday, Biden signed four items, all focused on “racial equity.”
The first order directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to address the issue of housing discrimination.
The second action, which was also an order, instructed the Justice Department to not renew federal contracts with privately-run prisons.
The third item, ordered the federal government to engage with tribal governments.
The fourth action --->READ MORE HERE
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Fact Check: Did Joe Biden Set Modern Record For Executive Orders in His First Week?

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