Joe Biden’s unity task forces released their recommendations showing the Biden campaign’s clear intentions to continue pandering to far-left extremists. The task forces, originally conceived to produce policy recommendations that would placate Bernie Sanders’ socialist supporters, were led by extremist figures including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, House Progressive Caucus co-chair Pramila Jayapal, and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, who backed Sanders’ immigration policies during the primary.
Ocasio Cortez’s “Climate Crisis” and “Environmental Justice” section is littered with radical proposals. Among them are rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, which was expected to cost the U.S. economy $3 trillion and 6.5 million industrial sector jobs. It would also lead to a total income loss of more than $20,000 for a family of four. The group proposed a new “‘cash-for-clunkers’ style approaches to incentivize accelerated adoption of zero-emission passenger vehicles,” even though the original “cash-for-clunkers” program only brought meager results.
The policy task forces also recommended limits on charter schools after Biden was endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers. AFT President Randi Weingarten sparked outrage in 2017 for likening school choice to segregation. The recommendations went beyond education, including a public option health care policy that to moves toward Medicare for All, and providing citizenship to illegal immigrants.
Biden’s Unity Task Force Recommendations Show Push To The Left
In a stunning rebuke to the four-plus decades Joe Biden spent in Washington, his task force recommended specific policies to address problems created while he served as vice president.
Biden’s criminal justice task force recommends ending agreements between local law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and ending cash bail. The task force also recommends reversing the repeal of mandatory minimum sentences, which Biden has supported since the 1970s, the crack and cocaine sentencing disparity, another Biden creation, and abolishing the death penalty even though Biden helped create “60 new death penalty offenses” with the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The task force’s recommendation to incentivize jail and prison closures is in direct contradiction with Biden’s 1994 crime bill which incentivized states to build more prisons.
Biden’s task forces will send their recommendations to the DNC’s Platform Committee in an attempt to have these radical proposals cemented in the party’s official platform.