The Progressive Agenda Waiting Behind The Biden Campaign
The Progressive agenda in the background of the Biden campaign could have far-reaching effects on America should Joe Biden win the White House.
“We’re going to come together to defeat Trump. And the day after Biden is elected, we’re going to have a serious debate about the future of this country, but it will be done within the framework of a democratic society.” Bernie Sanders to Trevor Noah
The Progressive Agenda: a planned hard left turn
Black Lives Matter leaders, organized labor, progressive groups and members of the House Democratic “Squad” are unveiling a 2021 agenda Thursday, laying down markers for how big a Joe Biden administration could go on coronavirus aid, economic relief and more next year.
Known as the Working Families Party’s “People’s Charter,” the 1,000-word proposal calls for universal free health care, a jobs program employing 16 million people, retroactive hazard pay for essential employees and the reallocation of resources from policing toward education and other services. It also promotes giving the public an ownership stake in firms that receive bailouts, as well as buying out gas and oil companies, among other policies.
The platform, shared first with POLITICO, is the latest move from progressives as they prepare to wrangle with moderate Democrats over the scale of new government spending and programs if the party wins control of Washington. It’s part of a different strategy for progressives this year than in the 2016 election: putting more organizational muscle behind Biden than they put into backing Hillary Clinton’s campaign, but also vowing to turn around and place immediate pressure on Biden to stand with them on key issues if he is elected.
The “People’s Charter” reads more like a Communist Party manifesto. Like Communist plans everywhere, that whole promise of jobs for millions becomes a low-income disaster. Socialism works to destroy income, not promote it.
Biden says he agrees with some of the platform promoted by the Progressive agenda, but not all of it. Their agenda is to push him totally away from anything President Trump has accomplished – from taxes to healthcare. But the arm-wrestling contest they promise for after the election could very well spell the doom of the Republic as we know it.
Pushing Biden to the left has already been voiced as a Progressive agenda by Squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York Post). But it appears that the day after the election is where the fight really begins. The “serious discussion” threatened by Bernie Sanders could severely alter the trajectory of the nation.
Featured photo: Screenshot of The Squad via PBS