What happened to unity?
As the midterm nears, President Joe Biden has focused his efforts on drawing a stark contrast between the Democratic and Republican agendas while attempting to convince voters that his administration is successfully fighting soaring inflation.
Biden’s latest efforts have drawn the praise of many Democratic lawmakers who have been calling for the President to take a harder line against the GOP.
According to reporting by The Hill, former aide to aide to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Democratic strategist Mike Morey stated: “Biden needs to make sure every American knows that Republicans have a plan to raise taxes on your small business — and one of the guys responsible for electing more Republicans to Congress is the mastermind behind the plan.”
Biden’s recent hard line on the GOP contradicts his campaign promise of being a unifying force.
The President has gone as far as assailing the Republican Party for a so-called “ultra-MAGA agenda,” a statement he made which references former President Donald Trump’s tagline “Make America Great Again.”
Besides his recent deviation from his unifying, bipartisan rhetoric, Biden will also be touting his administration’s efforts “to fight inflation and lower costs for middle-class families” in a speech he will be making on Tuesday (May 10), according to an unnamed White House official.
The official also discussed the 11-point plan by Republican Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), which points to raising federal taxes for those who pay none and sunsetting federal legislation after five years.
The White House official highlighted that the President will discuss Scott’s plan during his speech and emphasize “why that plan might make sense to people with memberships at Mar-a-Lago, but would be devastating for the middle class.”