Biden has been able to push the radical left’s agenda and the expansion of the federal government far more than former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, in part because of the coronavirus pandemic, Hillary Clinton told CNN this weekend.
“In the Obama administration, the biggest expansion of healthcare that could happen … but it wasn’t until the pandemic that I think a truly working majority of Americans, crossing party lines, as we’ve seen because of the approval that Republicans and independent voters are giving Biden, suddenly understood, in a clear way, that ‘You know what? There’s lots of times when we need the government,'” the former Secretary of State explained.
Hillary Clinton: “I’m thrilled that President Biden is taking advantage of this moment to try to push the agenda as far as possible.” pic.twitter.com/V7nUu6Vsrw
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Biden introduced several massive spending packages, including a $1.8 trillion bill that would provide free daycare, paid family leave, free community college, and more.
A few years ago such a bill wouldn’t have received nearly as much support as it has today, even from Democrats, Mrs. Clinton said.
“We’ve been exposed as lacking in the kind of investments and support that we as Americans should be providing each other with the government as our partner,” she continued. “I’m thrilled that President Biden is taking advantage of this moment to try to push the agenda as far as possible.”
When asked if she was worried Biden’s massive spending would lead to adverse effects such as inflation, the former New York senator said she is “not worried yet.”
“We have seen signs of very robust economic growth. California, for example, given the existing tax structure, has seen a huge infusion of tax revenue because of stock market gains and then the capital gains that came with those. I think the same is beginning to happen elsewhere in the country.”