Last nights speech to the joint session...https://www.npr.org/2021/04/29/991655675/big-government-is-back-and-3-other-takeaways-from-bidens-address-to-congress
Here are some takeaways from the joint address:1. Era of big government is back, and Biden is all in
Former President Bill Clinton notably declared in his 1996 State of the Union address that "the era of big government is over," marking a shift for Democrats then trying to show attention to fiscal responsibility. But Biden, in unabashedly rolling out new, liberal federal programs, rejected that and instead argued government was the solution.2. Biden framed expanded federal programs as a New Deal for middle class to compete
Republicans have tagged Biden's expansive vision for more federal spending as "radical" and mocked his argument that items like health care subsidies and child care tax credits are forms of infrastructure. 3. Biden tied the success of his presidency to reasserting democracy abroad
President Biden didn't mention former President Donald Trump by name, but as he talked about his conversations with foreign leaders and his pledge that America was reengaging in alliances around the world, he stressed that he was pivoting away from the past four years.4. Marking history
Presidents frequently argue that they are making historic strides in their annual prime-time speeches, touting a policy accomplishment or statistics about a record-breaking economic indicator. But Biden made the point of pausing at the start of his speech to emphasize the image of him standing for the first time as president of the United States before two women on the rostrum. That moment — streaming online and on television screens to millions — was a compelling moment for women, and for communities of color.
And the scariest moment of the night when you can read between the lines... "It's time we remembered that we the people are the government.
You and I. Not some force in a distant capital. Not some powerful force we have no control over," Biden said.
It looks innocuous in print, but when you hear him say it, wow it was ominous. Big Brother knows best and will make sure you know it.