September 30, 2022

Biden ends first year with huge losses, while Trump ended with a major tax cut

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s opposition to the latest version of the Build Back Better bill ended President Joe Biden’s first year with another setback in a major contrast with the end of former President Donald Trump’s first year of historic tax cuts.

Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise summed Biden’s losses in a Twitter post, noting the highest inflation in 39 years, 1.7 million illegal immigrants, more COVID-19 death than 2020 and a failed withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“Total failure,” Scalise concluded.

“Desperate for a shift from the Trump years, liberals who wanted the new president to rewrite the policy playbook are now worried that Biden, burdened by a narrow Senate majority, may not accomplish more sizable changes heading into 2022,” The Hill reported.

The next year, however, may focus on the midterm elections above other issues. With more than 20 House Democrats not running for reelection, the party will likely be scrambling to maintain power over Republicans.

The promise to bring the party together now looks more like a failed effort that seeks to instead keep Democrats from falling apart as 2021’s losses may translate into doom at the ballot box.




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