Biden presents the budget plan, but “the president is already paralyzed”

Biden presents the budget plan, but “the president is already paralyzed”

international12 mrt '24 06:28Modified on 12 Mar 24 at 08:00Autor: Mirth Koopman

US President Joe Biden presented his 2025 budget proposal. This includes tax breaks for families, lower health care costs, and higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy. However, there is little chance of actually implementing the plans, says US correspondent Jan Postma. “But this proposal shows that the campaign has already begun.”

Biden presents the budget plan, but “the president is already paralyzed”

According to Postma, Biden's big wish list is part of his election campaign. The proposal includes plans that have failed previously, because Republicans in the House of Representatives have other priorities. America's correspondent explains, “This plan is more about showing what Biden wants to achieve if he is re-elected, because to achieve that he must win himself first and then achieve a major victory with the Democrats in the House of Representatives.” “The president is already paralyzed in this pre-election period.”

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Therefore, Biden's budget proposal is more intended for the electoral stage, and the ruling president hopes to attract more voters to his side. Postma believes that the electoral battle has already begun between Biden and Republican Donald Trump. They were already attacking each other, but now things had really escalated. Postma said Biden wants to radiate energy and ability to fight in the State of the Union.

“It's only March, but it already feels like November.”

Jan Postma, America correspondent

“This is also evident from the fact that Trump’s statement saying he saw opportunities to cut social services was immediately used in a Biden campaign commercial.” Trump, in turn, has previously imitated Biden's stuttering. According to Postma, this indicates that the defamation between the two rivals has already begun. “It's only March, but it feels like November.”

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While politicians have not yet been officially selected as presidential candidates. But in the case of Biden and Trump, it was just a formality, because both candidates no longer had a real opponent. “After ditching Nikki Haley, Trump was no longer running against anyone, and Biden didn't really have any direct opponent. In Biden's case, it's still interesting how many empty protest votes were cast, but it seems the sting has already passed,” he concludes. “The candidates are already arguing,” Post said.

US President Joe Biden presented his 2025 budget proposal. This proposal includes tax breaks for families, reduced health care costs, and increased taxes on corporations and the wealthy. (Afghan National Police/AFP)
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