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blm

(113,278 posts)
Thu Jan 5, 2023, 08:54 PM Jan 2023

Cool WaPost piece on Biden WH running with Warren's progressive agenda.

Joe Biden is in the Oval Office. So are Elizabeth Warren’s ideas.

From a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus to an attempted mass forgiveness of student loans, the Democrats’ agenda over the past two years has been much more progressive compared with 2009-2010, the last time the party controlled both Congress and the White House. A lot of factors and people drove that leftward shift, the most important being Joe Biden, who won the presidency and made these policies happen. But other than Biden, the politician most responsible for this new and improved Democratic governance is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.).

Warren created a wide-ranging progressive agenda, built support for it across the party and the country, and helped fill the government and outside groups with allies who are helping her push it forward. That is an impressive trifecta, particularly considering that Warren not only isn’t the president but also isn’t the Democratic leader of either house of Congress or even the chair of a major committee.

Many Biden administration policies are versions of ideas Warren pushed either in her Senate office or her 2020 presidential campaign: a minimum 15 percent tax that higher-earning corporations must pay based on the profits they report to shareholders; the loan cancellation; a crackdown on mergers of big companies in the same industry; an “industrial policy” aimed at producing microchips and other modern economic necessities in the United States rather than abroad; abortions being conducted in veterans hospitals in states where they are otherwise limited; the sale of hearing aids over the counter without a prescription; the appointments of more public interest lawyers and fewer corporate attorneys to federal judgeships.

This is not the Warren presidency, but it’s certainly a Warren-infused presidency.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/12/29/elizabeth-warren-ideas-biden-presidency/

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Cool WaPost piece on Biden WH running with Warren's progressive agenda. (Original Post) blm Jan 2023 OP
Wha? This is Joe Biden's progressive agenda! Just A Box Of Rain Jan 2023 #1
Not backhanded at all. Biden openly brought in Warren blm Jan 2023 #2
Why is it insulting to suggest that Joe Biden's progressive agenda isn't his own Just A Box Of Rain Jan 2023 #3
I guess you're not the shared-credit type who blm Jan 2023 #4
Nah, I'm all for sharing credit, Just A Box Of Rain Jan 2023 #5
Sorry - your assertion is not a valid one to me. blm Jan 2023 #6
Same here. Trust me. Just A Box Of Rain Jan 2023 #7

blm

(113,278 posts)
2. Not backhanded at all. Biden openly brought in Warren
Thu Jan 5, 2023, 09:24 PM
Jan 2023

Last edited Thu Jan 5, 2023, 10:53 PM - Edit history (1)

to advise him and staffed offices with competent progressives recommended by her.

Why would you feel that is insulting?

It was a smart move by Biden to have her 100% in his corner.

https://www.axios.com/2021/01/18/biden-sec-cfpb-elizabeth-warren

 

Just A Box Of Rain

(5,104 posts)
3. Why is it insulting to suggest that Joe Biden's progressive agenda isn't his own
Thu Jan 5, 2023, 09:26 PM
Jan 2023

achievement?

Is this a serious question???

blm

(113,278 posts)
4. I guess you're not the shared-credit type who
Thu Jan 5, 2023, 09:45 PM
Jan 2023

understands this is a good partnership.

Many of us noticed and approved the embrace during the general election, and, especially when Biden was filling his administrative offices with Warren-recommended professionals.

Perhaps you’re unaware that Warren built the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from the ground up for the Obama-Biden administration? Biden knows what she can do. Why wouldn’t he want her there in his corner when working on economic issues? Only a narcissistic figure would fail to credit those most closely involved with shaping policies. Biden is not a narcissist. Neither is Warren.

Try being glad for it.

 

Just A Box Of Rain

(5,104 posts)
5. Nah, I'm all for sharing credit,
Thu Jan 5, 2023, 09:54 PM
Jan 2023

what I'm not for is trying to rob Joe Biden over the credit his own progressive agenda.

I'd suggest a self-delete on this thread.

blm

(113,278 posts)
6. Sorry - your assertion is not a valid one to me.
Thu Jan 5, 2023, 10:03 PM
Jan 2023

I’d suggest you advise yourself. I’m not buying the outlook you’re trying to sell.

I see two intelligent political figures using their talents and positions to maturely work together as true servants of the people, not as selfish narcissists. Why that bothers you can remain a mystery, as far as I’m concerned.

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