It’s the MAGA agenda, OK. Let me tell you about this extremist MAGA agenda — it’s extreme, like most MAGA things,” Biden said from the White House, referring to Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again.”
With Congress in jeopardy this fall and many Democrats nervous about soaring inflation and low approval ratings for the president, Biden has shifted his stance and increases his offense against Republicans while trying to distinguish clearly between parties for the sake of voters.
“Under this new plan, this tax plan, the super MAGA agenda, while big corporations and billionaires will pay nothing more, working class kids will pay a lot more,” Biden said.
The president said, “There’s no reason a billionaire should pay a lower tax rate than a teacher or a firefighter. This is in sharp contrast to what the Republican Party offers today. And if they didn’t print this, you’d think I was making it.”
The speech reflects Biden’s preparations for an intense midterm campaign revolving around beating Republicans, as he attempts to rescue Democrats in the House and Senate and also launch a re-election campaign now expected to be announced by next spring.
While Biden’s midterm message is expected to focus heavily on the economy, he attempted to paint the same contrast between Democrats and Republicans on abortion rights in response to a reporter’s question on Wednesday.
“This is about more than just an abortion,” the president said.
He added, “What are the next things that will come under attack? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that exists in American history, in modern American history.”
For someone who spent a large part of his presidential campaign and first year in office often highlighting decades of experience working with Republicans to pass legislation and refrain from attacking the GOP, Biden’s heavy blows against Republicans are noteworthy.