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It was a year ago this month that Joe Biden promised to transform this country, change it more than any president had in over 100 years. He was going to create a new economy through what he called “a once in a generation investment in America unlike anything we’ve seen or done since we built the interstate highway system.”
Well, that’s big. What would it cost? Well, more than $4 trillion.
How much is that exactly? Well, it’s more than twice the gross domestic product of the entire nation of Canada, and, of course, most other countries, too. At the Washington Post, they suggested that Joe Biden’s promise marked “the waning of the neoliberal era.”
Now they describe neoliberalism as centrist liberalism, friendly to Wall Street, when, of course, it’s not exactly that. Neoliberalism is looting with a smokescreen of race and gender politics so you won’t notice that it happened. But the Post told us, “Relax. Joe Biden’s going to give us something even better, better than we’ve ever had. Think FDR and the New Deal but with no downside.”
So that’s what they were telling you a year ago, April 20, 2021. Fast-forward