Joe Biden signed more executive orders on his first day than any president before him. Most, like Donald Trump, only signed one executive order, but Biden signed a total of 15.

This is just the beginning of ruling by executive fiat. The issuance of executive orders is hardly abnormal for U.S. presidents, but it’s something the Democratic Party has a long history of abusing. It’s a way to pass sweeping rules without the need for approval by the legislative branch. Biden said he would not abuse the use of executive action. Despite this, some of those 15 executive orders do have strong consequences for the working class.