'The sky’s the limit': Conservative proposes ambitious agenda for Biden’s second term

'The sky’s the limit': Conservative proposes ambitious agenda for Biden’s second term
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While Donald Trump, according to polls, remains the double-digit frontrunner in the 2024 GOP presidential primary, much of the Democratic establishment has been rallying around President Joe Biden's reelection campaign. It's possible that one of Trump's Republican challengers will pull ahead of him as the primary moves along, but so far, polls are showing that a Biden/Trump rematch is entirely possible.

Biden's supporters range from right-wing Never Trump conservatives to progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York). AOC gave Biden an early July endorsement, saying he has "done quite well."

Veteran Washington Post opinion columnist Jennifer Rubin, now in her early sixties, has voted GOP in most presidential elections since 1980. But the Never Trumper, a scathing critic of the MAGA movement, is rooting for Biden to win a second term. And she offers some policy suggestions in her July 10 column.

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"President Biden has plenty to crow about in his reelection campaign: 13 million jobs, a massive investment in infrastructure and green energy, a strengthened and expanded NATO, and the first real cost-control on prescription drugs, to name a few," Rubin argues. "But he can also hold out a vision for his second term that builds on his economic successes and secures our democracy. If Biden wins big, certainly, the sky’s the limit: D.C. statehood, expanding the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court, child-care subsidies and mandatory paid sick leave."

Rubin adds that if Biden is reelected in 2024 and Democrats perform well in U.S. Senate and House races, the president's agenda can include "uniform early voting" and "same-day registration" as well as an expansion of "Bidenomics."

The Washington Post columnist recommends, "Biden could also make headway with tax simplification and tax fairness, which could be accomplished in a reconciliation package, requiring only 51 votes in the Senate…. It's worth taking another swing at raising the corporate tax rate…. Finally, in the best of all worlds, comprehensive immigration reform — which a large majority of Americans support — should be on the agenda. However, barring a Democratic blowout, Biden could pursue a more limited, attainable goal: fixing legal immigration."

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Jennifer Rubin's full Washington Post column is available at this link (subscription required).

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