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Biden’s latest multitrillion-dollar plan to reward Dem allies — and balloon government


President Joe Biden’s “American Families Plan” is yet another bid to reward Democratic interests with yet more cash and government and quasi-government jobs, further bloating America’s already-massive federal bureaucracy and nanny state.

The mammoth $1.8 trillion spending splurge unveiled Wednesday builds on his $2.3 trillion “infrastructure” proposal and the $1.9 trillion “relief” package he already rammed through Congress. That’s a total of $6 trillion in brand-new spending rolled out in his first 100 days — very little of it focused on helping the country recover, and most of it targeted to remaking the nation to match Democrats’ partisan dreams.

The new outlays amount to more than what the entire US government spends in a year and would add to a budget that’s already the largest (as a share of US GDP) since World War II.

Who benefits from Biden’s largesse? A huge chunk — more than half a trillion, just in his latest plan — would go to his friends in the education business (read: teachers’ unions): $200 billion to fund universal pre-school for 3- and 4-year-olds, $109 billion for two years of “free” community college, $80 billion in expanded Pell grants, $62 billion to prevent college dropouts, $46 billion for “minority-serving” universities and $9 billion for teacher programs.

There’s another $225 billion for child-care costs and $45 billion for expanded food stamps and school-food programs — all empowering Democratic interests.

All that would come atop $400 billion for home health care and nearly $200 billion in electric-car subsidies in Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill. And don’t forget the $350 billion to bail out reckless (Democratic) governors and still another $130 billion for schools in the $1.9 trillion “relief” package.

This is just gushing out cash without regard to what Americans really need right now, all to vastly and permanently expand the federal government, just because that’s what Democrats want.

Even if it’s unaffordable: The relief bill is pure borrowed money; to pay for the new pair of plans, he wants to raise taxes through the roof even as the economy’s trying to roar back from the COVID lockdowns.

This is Biden’s plan to remake America, transferring enormous wealth to Democratic cronies and forwarding far-left fantasies like the Green New Deal.

The president’s “daydreams” of a “sweeping socialist legacy” will “never happen,” vows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Let’s hope so.


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