We Give Joe Biden More Credit Than He Gives Himself

On issues like the drive to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour, many Democratic defenders of President Biden indulge in magical thinking, pretending that he actually wants to get this done even though there is very little evidence that it’s on his agenda.

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  • alex_the_tired
    April 16, 2021 9:32 AM

    I recall that Barack Obama’s numerous defenders were quite loud and proud about his not closing Gitmo. “We didn’t elect a king!” “Oh, you mean, ‘Why isn’t he doing everything?’ ” And equally minatory about any criticism of his bailing out Wall Street while leaving all those still-unemployed people on the side of the road.
    And of course, before Obama were the Clintons. I suspect Bill and Hill’s biggest regret (to misquote Carl Panzram) was that the whole middle class didn’t have one throat that they could wrap their hands around.

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