Will 2023 Cast a Shadow over the 2022 Achievements? I fear so!
Updated: Jan 3
It's 8:30pm and it's New Years Eve, my last post for 2022. I've written some pretty introspective blogs for someone who is not naturally a writer. But I gave it a whirl and so here I am once again writing something that hopefully you'll connect with and like.
My issue, more than a concern is how is 2023 with an incoming Congress already sharpening their knives to make sure that they shred everything in sight and simply slice and dice their way through the next TWO years. Focusing their tasks on disgusting minutia. Making a mockery of not only The Constitution, the office they will hold and the laws they claim to uphold. Of which you and I know too well , that sheet of parchment has been used to clean up "you know what "and it isn't a spill of coffee, more like a mound of eww, I can't even say it.
I was not only surprised but finally satisfied with excitement about my nations hit parade during the year. For those who didn't stay tunned to the news, or to those who are not interested or in agreement with the events that unfolded in DC, let me share the ones I appreciated for posterity and remembrance on this last day of the year. Especially those that relate directly with what I previously have posted on this site.
My TEN Favorite 2022 Hit Parade Moments :
1.Reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act through 2027
2.Reduced healthcare premiums under the Affordable Care Act by $800 a year as part of the American Rescue Plan.
3.Gave Medicare the power to negotiate prescription drug prices through the Inflation Reduction Act while also reducing government health spending
4. Recommitted America to the global fight against climate change by rejoining the Paris Agreement.
5.Capped prescription drug prices at $2,000 per year for seniors on Medicare through the Inflation Reduction Act
6.Cut child poverty in half through the American Rescue Plan
7.Provided $10,000 to $20,000 in college debt relief to Americans with loans who make under $125,000 a year.
8.Made a $369 billion investment in climate change, the largest in American history, through the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
9.Stopped a 30-year streak of federal inaction on gun violence by signing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that created enhanced background checks, closed the “boyfriend” loophole and provided funds for youth mental health.
10.Created more jobs in one year (6.6 million) than any other president in U.S. history.
(information available https://thesmilenews.com/2022/09/30/joe-bidens-23-greatest-achievements-as-president-of-the-united-states-so-far/)
So if you're wondering why am I a bit worried about 2023, I can tell you one thing for sure the GOP will definitely try to shut down the government within the next 12 months starting January 2nd. You're probably asking yourselves , "where do you see this or heard this?" Nowhere, just an intuition. That they will try to overstep where needed , of course. When it has to deal with women's issues ,ditto. That they will influence local objectives absolutely. Plus so many other areas that affect us directly.
So my call to the women ,seniors and young adults I have referenced in my past blogs, is that you stay vigilant , involved and resolute in your beliefs and goals of making sure that we don't get sideswiped by the minutia that will be coming down the pipeline in 2023.
But who knows, maybe they're the ones who will be distracted and sideswiped simply because of 2024 roaring its way down the highway of those voting polls.
Happy New Year and I hope we all get to celebrate BIG WINS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE in 2023!
Vaya America , adelante ni para atras!