America's 'Great Leap Forward' Into Socialism

Article author: 
Patrick J. Buchanan
Article publisher: 
VDare
Article date: 
August 3, 2021
Article category: 
Our American Future
Medium
Article Body: 

Just seven weeks into his presidency, Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Among the largest spending bills in history, it was passed without the vote of a single Republican....

This weekend, a bipartisan group of senators crafted a $1 trillion measure to repair and expand the nation's roads, bridges, ports, airports and broadband....

Up next is a $3.5 trillion measure to remake America, which is also to be enacted without GOP support via a process called "reconciliation"...
 
This $3.5 trillion measure would expand social and environmental programs, extend the reach of education and health care, tax the rich and take on the challenge of the century—climate change....
 
Among programs funded are universal prekindergarten for all 3- and 4-year-olds, two years of free community college, clean energy mandates for utilities and lower prescription drug prices. Medicare benefits would be expanded and amnesty extended to millions of illegal migrants....
 
This would constitute the greatest leap forward toward socialism of any American president...
 
Passage of the $3.5 trillion omnibus bill would constitute a quantum leap in the number of Americans dependent on the federal government for the necessities of life....