First there was a $1.9-trillion plan to help individuals and businesses cope with the surging COVID-19 pandemic.
Then there was a $2-trillion blueprint to build and repair American infrastructure, defined in unusually broad terms.
Now comes a $1.8-trillion boost to programs that help American families, particularly those with low and moderate incomes.
In the eyes of his Republican and right-of-center critics, the moderate Biden who won the presidency has been replaced by a radical.
Biden told Congress that he’s open to GOP ideas, but cautioned, “The rest of the world isn’t waiting for us.
Republicans can’t credibly argue that Biden is being polarizing simply because he doesn’t cling to their antiquated view of reality.
And with an election coming up next year that could end Democrats’ slim majorities in Congress, Biden has no time to waste. »