President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda expands to an even bigger spending plan of action. His administration seeks to spend $3 trillion more on Green New-Deal policies after Congress finalizes his $1.9 trillion Coronavirus relief plan.
This package should appease the left-wing of the Democrat party, which a building block for Biden’s agenda, his party’s long-waited wish list of green energy, carbon tax hikes, as well as elder and child care legislation.
This next must-pass legislation in a divided Congress, the package has many unrelated spending demands, such as the left’s ambition to destroy fossil fuels and providing amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.
In control of all three government branches, the Democrats expect disagreement over priorities of the package due to failure of not including tax increases and not including a $15 minimum wage hike into the present coronavirus relief legislation.
Biden will find it challenging to satisfy the left for climate legislation and special interest group requests while carving his presidential agenda. Biden also wishes for legacy-drawing success.
On Wednesday, Biden met with senior leadership of the AFL-CIO and other labor unions at the White House. According to the Washington Post, discussions of both the current relief package and the second recovery bill in which labor leaders asked for as much as $4 trillion in infrastructure spending.
“We are so far behind the curve. We rank like 38th in the world in terms of infrastructure, everything from canals to highways to airports, to everything we can do and we need to do to make ourselves competitive in the 21st Century,” Biden said during the meeting in the Oval Office.
Biden is feeling pressure from outside forces, was he put into office to achieve their agenda?