Joe Biden just stole Trump's MAGA playbook -- but will it work?

Joe Biden just stole Trump's MAGA playbook -- but will it work?
Vice President Joe Biden speaks with U.S. and coalition personnel during a visit to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 7, 2016. Biden's visit is part of his tour of the Middle East, which began March 7. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kentavist P. Brackin)
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President Joe Biden is putting a new spin on the idea of "Making America Great Again."

On Thursday, May 27, Biden delivered a speech at the Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio where he talked about the United States working to reaffirm its post-World War II position.

According to Axios, Biden shed light on the long-term projects he has in mind to justify the need for increased taxes and deficit spending that he believes will "reset the balance between the wealthy and the working class."

"There's a new bargain," Biden said to the Cleveland audience. "Everyone is going to be in on the deal this time."

"We're going to take back some of that 1% money and make 'em pay for it," he said — a reference to Trump-era tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. This time...we have to bring everybody along, regardless of their background, regardless of their religion, regardless of their race."

This particular argument could set the tone for the future of Biden's presidency as he is urging as many Americans as possible to embrace his ideology to close the rapidly growing wealth gaps in Louisiana. The publication reports that Biden's attempt to encourage Americans to support the initiative may be his best bet to have certain elements approved within his $6 trillion budget plan. This tactic could pressure Republican lawmakers into committing to at least $1 trillion in infrastructure spending.

"We have to start investing in ourselves again," Biden said. The president recalled the United States' history, its infrastructural advancements made in the early 1900s, and how those upgrades ultimately shaped the future of our country. But despite the country's advancements, Biden noted how the United States' momentum has declined over the last few decades.

The publication notes: "The U.S. slipped from the top to No. 9 for research and development spending worldwide, while China rose from No. 8 to No. 2."

"We're in a race to see who wins the 21st century," he said. "We must be No. 1 in the world to lead the world."

To support the proposed infrastructure plan, Biden is using the success of his COVID stimulus package as evidence that his plan is working despite critics arguing that it contributes to inflation and increasing national debt.


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