Biden’s Progressive [sic] Economic Turn Shaped By Social Movements

Source: In These Times
by Mark Engler & Paul Engler

“If you have been surprised by President Joe Biden’s ambitious proposals for government spending, you’re not alone. ​’I’ll be frank, I think a lot of us expected a lot more conservative administration,’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in late April. Pramila Jayapal, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, has been similarly startled. When she heard Biden say in a televised speech, ​’The biggest risk is not going too big … It’s if we go too small,’ she yelled out to her husband, ​’That’s our line! He used our line!’ For their part, Republicans have accused the president of ​’false advertising’ for promising moderation on the campaign trail and then delivering something far bolder.” [editor’s note: Who among this readership is at all stunned by how “big gummint” this all is? – SAT] (06/02/21)