Donald Trump’s four years in the White House were marked by astonishing corruption and incompetence, but in just 52 days Joe Biden has already begun to make the government more efficient again.
Less than 48 hours after Biden signed his historic US $ 1.9 trillion bailout plan, Americans are already seeing $ 1,400 of stimulus checks pouring into their bank accounts.
As MSNBC’s Chris Hayes pointed out Friday, the speed at which Biden’s relief plan is being implemented is staggering, especially given the size.
“This is wild,” tweeted Hayes. “In the time I’ve been reporting on politics, I’ve honestly never seen anything of this magnitude and speed.”
This is wild. In the time I’ve been reporting on politics, I’ve honestly never seen anything of this magnitude and speed. https://t.co/vXpksJFXG1
– Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 13, 2021
The federal government isn’t exactly known for speed and efficiency. This was especially true during the Trump years.
The speed with which the Biden government is implementing the American bailout plan is a real departure from the narrative that the government can’t get big things done quickly.
Promises made, promises kept
During his year-long presidency, Donald Trump often held rallies boasting about election promises he had kept.
In almost all cases – from the wall that Mexico was supposed to raise money for, or from the swamp it was supposed to drain – it was smoke and mirrors that should make its followers happy.
For Biden, campaign season theater ended quickly after January 20, and he went to work cleaning up the mess Trump had left on his desk.
Just over 50 days into his presidency, Joe Biden can honestly say that he is starting to fulfill some of the most important promises he made during the election campaign, from fighting the pandemic to saving the economy to a president who Americans of all political beliefs will be represented.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.