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Biden's low-energy speech pushes costly agenda but doesn't change the conversation

Published Apr 29 2021 at 2:38 AM GMT
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  • Biden's point at the traditional media luncheon, before he went off the record, was that he was responding to the Covid emergency on the fly.
  • But if that explains the $2-trillion law he passed with only Democratic votes, the next two bills—totaling over $4 trillion—clearly reflect a sweeping liberal agenda and Democratic wish list.
  • And the new president's job, in a House chamber with a sparse, socially distant crowd, was to sell it.



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  • Published Apr 29, 2021 2:38 AM GMT