The writer takes a dim view.
President Biden’s American Families Act makes one political reality officially clear: The Democratic Party has given up on the American dream.
The Biden proposals—coming as they do with the Democratic progressives’ rise to power—present the American people with a once-in-a-lifetime decision about what kind of country they want to live in for the next half-century.
This isn’t about the culture wars or standard Keynesian stimulus spending. The Biden plan is about public policies that will redesign American society.
The redesign is instigated by the creation of new, expensive and permanent entitlement programs specifically for the middle class. This should be unnecessary since the middle class by definition isn’t poor. It should also be undesirable given the well-documented history of societal damage entitlement programs have caused (see the Moynihan Report, for starters).
But unnecessary and foolish policies appear to be the new normal on Stumble Joe’s watch.