Who is setting the agenda today? It’s not Joe Biden, warns the WSJ.
(Biden’s) the ideal political front man for this agenda with his talk of “unity” and anti-Trump persona, but he isn’t shaping legislation. He is signing on to whatever chief of staff Ron Klain tells him he needs to support.
9% of $1.9 Trillion to Defeating Virus
Is it any wonder Nancy Pelosi (D. CA) has been eager for the Virus Relief bill to pass Congress? According to House Minority Speaker Kevin McCarthy the bill “showers money on special interests but spends less than 9% on actually defeating the virus. But it gives San Francisco $600 million, essentially wiping out 92% of their budget deficit.”
- $6 billion (5%) of the $130 billion set aside for K-12 schools
- $250 million (5%) of the $5 billion for Emergency Housing vouchers
- $7 billion (17%) of the $39 billion for child care
- $11 billion (23%) of the $50 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency
- $0.00 of the $5 billion for homeless assistance
Donald Trump is partly to blame for how easily the bill was steamrolled through Congress, argues the WSJ. The former president’s legacy is that Republicans are now a divided mess, lacking focus. Without a message, consistent or otherwise, the GOP is fighting amongst itself rather than with Democrats.
Politics are never static, warns the WSJ. Eventually, Democrat momentum will ebb, as the false cover of COVID relief is laid bare.
But it’s no exaggeration to say the country is facing the most confident left-wing majority since 1965. This isn’t what Joe Biden promised, but it is what we’re getting.
Originally posted on March 11, 2021.
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