Covid Rescue Plan is in the rear view mirror and it lacks many things we care about.
Can some follow-up work fill in a few of the holes? IDK. But here’s what I’m thinking:
Biden issued a mask Mandate in Federal buildings. Is there already a separate Federal Minimum Wage and if not, Can Biden declare one?
If not, how about a Stand Alone Bill in both houses of Congress on a minimum wage hike that would take place immediately? For $10.00 NOW.
Similarly the ACA got some improvements but they aren’t as long lasting or sweeping as most of us hoped for. How about a Stand Alone Bill lowering the Medicare age to 60? I think this may pass.
If these measures are widely publicized and the public is as enthusiaztic as I think they’ll be, we just might get some relief in this way.
I’m not sure that individual Senators will be as willing to vote against small immediate fixes as were ready to stand against the bigger packages. Nothing to hide behind. You are for Starvation Wages or you are not.
Narrowing the focus reveals each legislator as exactly who they are and what they stand for. It won’t work on the shameless but it just might on enough of them .