Biden Lays Out A Social Democratic Manifesto That Harkens to LBJ’s “Great Society” and FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights”
We begin with an assessment of President Biden’s speech last night before a joint session of Congress in which he laid out a bold and ambitious agenda which is aimed at reversing America’s drift towards plutocracy as he promised to restore opportunity to working and middle class Americans. Harold Meyerson, editor-at-large for The American Prospect where his latest article is “Bidenism’s One-Two Punch“, joins us to discuss how Biden laid out what amounts to a social democratic manifesto which harkens back to LBJ’s “Great Society” and FDR’s 1944 address to congress in which he outlined a second Bill of Rights. We examine how successful Biden could be working around the obstruction of House and Senate Republicans as he reached out to Republican voters last night, many of whom would benefit greatly from the programs he is proposing. We also discuss the importance of getting HR 1 passed because with gerrymandering and voter suppression underway, the Republicans are already rigging the next election.
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