Biden campaign memo shows intent to co-opt Trump policies

November 4, 2023
Jen Krausz

The Biden campaign has decided to make a bold move--to steal policy positions from former President Donald Trump that worked better than his own.

A new memo put out by the Biden administration details the policies President Joe Biden intends to campaign on--policies initially put forward by Trump during his tenure as president. 

The three main policies Biden wants to campaign on are “protecting Social Security and Medicare,” “making the economy work for the middle class,” and implementing an insulin cap.

"Under no circumstances"

Trump was the first GOP candidate back in January to pledge that he would not make any cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

“Under no circumstances should Republicans vote to cut a single penny from Medicare or Social Security,” Trump said at the time, just as the GOP was beginning a fight over the debt ceiling.

The programs are depended on by many seniors, who have paid into them for three or four decades in most cases through payroll deductions. Costs for the program are high, however, so cuts are always something to consider.

When was the last time a Democrat ever advocated cutting these programs anyway?

What a joke

Trump's signature policy was economic growth that would "Make America Great Again." Biden can give that policy lip service all he wants, but he has no idea how to grow an economy, at least not sustainably.

Biden's economic growth plan is to spend trillions of dollars and give away freebies. That only works temporarily, backfiring in a few months or years by causing high inflation.

In an October poll, 78% of Americans said they think the country is going in the wrong direction, and a big part of that is the stagflation they are seeing in the economy.

When COVID-19 hit the U.S. in March of 2020, the economy under Trump was the best it had been in decades. If the election had been held at that time, without special rules due to COVID restrictions, Trump would have won in a landslide.

Instead, COVID gave Democrats time to figure out how to impeach Trump twice, change the election rules, and censor social media so that Bumbling Biden could win.

Trump already did insulin cap

Finally, Biden will promise a cap on insulin. Here's the thing, though: Trump already put in place a $35 cap on insulin plus other restrictions that were scheduled to take effect right after he left office in January 2021.

Biden promptly froze the order and delayed its implementation. Now he plans to advocate the cap as though Trump hadn't already taken care of it.

Trump needs to immediately seize on this memo as proof that his policies worked when he was president and can work again in 2024--and he will actually do what he says, unlike Biden who makes promises he doesn't keep.

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