I do agree that infrastructure spending is something that both sides can agree upon. But what I don't agree with is the Kill jobs first and then try the SWAG job creation option after the fact. If you can't immediately transition workers into something similar without massively impacting their pay check you are not helping your cause. The Key stone decision did not have anything close to a plan to help those who will get the axe. In this case first impressions matter, and will set the tone for the cooperation or resistance his admin will receive.Biden's energy plan is tightly linked to job creation so he at least recognizes need to create jobs as he tries to implement his energy plan. The main problem he is going to face is that the GOP has rediscovered the dangers of deficit spending now that Trump is gone so it's going to take some carefully negotiations. Creating construction jobs is something that benefits all states so hopefully they can come to some consensus.
- Infrastructure: Create millions of good, union jobs rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure – from roads and bridges to green spaces and water systems to electricity grids and universal broadband – to lay a new foundation for sustainable growth, compete in the global economy, withstand the impacts of climate change, and improve public health, including access to clean air and clean water.
- Auto Industry: Create 1 million new jobs in the American auto industry, domestic auto supply chains, and auto infrastructure, from parts to materials to electric vehicle charging stations, positioning American auto workers and manufacturers to win the 21st century; and invest in U.S. auto workers to ensure their jobs are good jobs with a choice to join a union.
- Transit: Provide every American city with 100,000 or more residents with high-quality, zero-emissions public transportation options through flexible federal investments with strong labor protections that create good, union jobs and meet the needs of these cities – ranging from light rail networks to improving existing transit and bus lines to installing infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Power Sector: Move ambitiously to generate clean, American-made electricity to achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035. This will enable us to meet the existential threat of climate change while creating millions of jobs with a choice to join a union.
- Buildings: Upgrade 4 million buildings and weatherize 2 million homes over 4 years, creating at least 1 million good-paying jobs with a choice to join a union; and also spur the building retrofit and efficient-appliance manufacturing supply chain by funding direct cash rebates and low-cost financing to upgrade and electrify home appliances and install more efficient windows, which will cut residential energy bills.
- Housing: Spur the construction of 1.5 million sustainable homes and housing units.
- Innovation: Drive dramatic cost reductions in critical clean energy technologies, including battery storage, negative emissions technologies, the next generation of building materials, renewable hydrogen, and advanced nuclear – and rapidly commercialize them, ensuring that those new technologies are made in America.
- Agriculture and Conservation: Create jobs in climate-smart agriculture, resilience, and conservation, including 250,000 jobs plugging abandoned oil and natural gas wells and reclaiming abandoned coal, hardrock, and uranium mines – providing good work with a choice to join or continue membership in a union in hard hit communities, including rural communities, reducing leakage of toxics, and preventing local environmental damage.
This isn't the Democratic Underground sir. These are real choices that impact real people and if you don't want them to elect another Trump like figure in four years, then your party has to get their $hit together and actually do more than feck people first, then try to figure out a coherent plan after the fact. Out here in the boonies union jobs are not easy to find, and thoughts and prayers don't exactly pay a mortgage or put food on the table.