In the last several years, the American government has been making many decisions and changes to the way people live.
For example, last month the Biden-Harris Administration’s Student Debt Relief Plan was instituted. This act means that some students with a household income less than $250,000 can apply to get $10,000 or more removed from their student loans. Households with an income of $125,000 or less can apply to get $25,000 removed. As good as this sounds for most students, these actions could have some downsides. These downsides may include situations such as taxpayers being irritated knowing that their money is going to pay for remaining loans instead of fixing roads, constructing bridges, and supporting the government. The government has to spend $1.6 trillion in order to forgive the debt of all of these students. $1 trillion of the money used to forgive is $10,000 per student with the right requirements. The other $600 million is used to add an extra $15,000 to those families who do not make more than $125,000 annually. With the amount of money the government is forgiving in addition to the amount of money people have been getting for food stamps and unemployment insurance, some say the money America has is getting stretched extremely thin.
President Biden has made several immediate actions to take care of the problems in the United States. One of these that is stated by whitehouse.gov is the racial inequality in the country. For example, the actions that include discrimination, stereotypes, and fewer opportunities for people of a different skin color, still take place for people in America. The president wants to make more of an effort into promoting equity in the different races. He also aims for criminal justice, ending disparities in healthcare, and getting rid of poorer education country wide. The overall goal is to make sure that everyone across America has the same opportunities to be successful.
As well as fixing the racial inequalities, Biden wants to fix the ever-changing climate. He wants to focus on every region to have safer disposal methods for trash and waste; furthermore, he is trying to have a clean energy source to further decrease wasteful products for the future. President Biden is aiming for net-zero emissions economy wide no later than 2050.
Biden also wants to start fixing the economy; he wants to strengthen small businesses and increase the amount of jobs available. The pandemic caused a huge decrease in job availability, and many people were left unemployed. According to whitehouse.gov, Biden is very interested in fixing the many problems that COVID caused when it took the world by storm, and by doing that build the country bigger and better than it was before.