I don’t think he’s trying to be THE HERO. Trump did the SUPERSTAR thing. That doesn’t seem to be President Biden’s gig. No, I think this program will probably a huge expansion of AmeriCorps, allowing some greatly needed infrastructure work to get done, probably like a workrfare situation but not the nihilistic “get a job or else” like we usually do it.
It takes the weight off needing low level jobs in companies as there’s fewer and fewer of those meanwhile accomplishing needed national goals.
We’re not in a Great Depression situation anyway but we do need something. There’s no “magic of the market place” waiting to fix everything. Govt’s gotta step in and man up to the task for now.