Lanhee Chen: The $1.9 Trillion Spending Bonanza

During his presidential campaign last year, and as recently as in his Inaugural Address, President Biden promised to work together with Republicans to solve our country’s biggest problems.

He’s already broken that promise.

President Biden is relying on party-line support to pass a $1.9 trillion spending bonanza that includes hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out liberal states like New York, Illinois, and California. This despite the fact that ten Republican Senators presented him with an alternative approach that would have addressed the health and economic challenges created by COVID-19. It was a good faith offer that could have been the start of negotiations over a compromise bill. But Biden rejected the GOP offer out of hand and chose to work only with Democrats.

Now, “Biden World” is reportedly planning to run negative ads against Republicans who don’t vote for Biden’s spending package. It’s a long way from the bipartisanship the president promised.

What a shame.