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Why Spending Too Little Could Backfire on Democrats

Why Spending Too Little Could Backfire on Democrats

Update: 2021-10-267
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When Democrats first set out to expand the social safety net, they envisioned a piece of legislation as transformational as what the party has achieved in the 1960s. In the process, they hoped that they’d win back the working-class voters the party had since lost.

But now that they’re on the brink of reaching a deal, the question is whether the enormous cuts and compromises they’ve made will make it impossible to fulfill either ambition.

Guest: Jonathan Weisman, a congressional correspondent for The Times.

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  • As Democrats ponder cutting a $3.5 trillion social safety net bill down to perhaps $2 trillion, a proposal to limit programs to the poor has rekindled a debate on the meaning of government itself.

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Comments (7)

Colin Moore

lefty propaganda

Nov 2nd
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Wendy Bruder

This entire bill focuses on people with kids. Having children is a choice. If you can't afford them, perhaps don't have them? This is why I become less liberal all the time.

Oct 26th
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steve

Although this episode is more opinionated than usual, I believe many points brought up were very well reasoned and legitimate concerns.

Oct 26th
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steve

Although this episode is more opinionated than usual, I believe many points brought up were very well reasoned and legitimate concerns.

Oct 26th
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Ken Epperson

These guys just assume that hard working middle class families want the government entrenched in our lives. This episode was even more skewed than normal for the NYT.

Oct 26th
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Jeff Filicetti

I wonder if these guys can fangirl a little more for wildly irresponsible democrat spending. debt? hell with that...

Oct 26th
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