UPDATE: Larry Kudlow himself literally chimed in on FOX Business this morning to confirm that it is only people like that who oppose this.
Larry Kudlow, now at Fox Business, calls the Biden relief bill “LBJ Great Society to the 100th power”— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) March 11, 2021
Kudlow: “doesn’t this blow up the Clinton-Gingrich welfare reform and work requirements?”— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) March 11, 2021
“There’s nothing I can find in here that increases work requirements,” Kudlow says of the relief plan— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) March 11, 2021
Kudlow on breaking of Gingrich-Clinton consensus on welfare reform and work requirements: “It’s more than fraying — it’s breaking… it’s terrible. Terrible… this is a bad turn in politics and policy”— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) March 11, 2021
I’m feeling bullish.
Joe is doing this one thing for us as president and on balance it is great. This will put tremendous pressure on the Republicans to become more populist to remain competitive.
77% of Independents support the COVID relief package.
46% of Republicans support the COVID relief package.
In other words, our social views have outright triumphed in the Republican Party and our economic views aren’t that far behind. The Center is populist now on economics. Give it a few more years of the electorate resorting due to education polarization and White Populism will be dominant.
Why is this bill so popular?
Consider what is being proposed here:
- Delivering our $1,400 checks which makes good on the $2,000 proposed by Trump back in December and January which was blocked by Mitch McConnell.
- The new child tax credit in which the government will start sending $250 or $350 a month checks to parents with children. That’s also per child.
- There are also discounts for health insurance.
So, the effect of this thing is that most people will get $1,400, parents will start getting regular monthly checks and health insurance will become less expensive. FOX News wants us to be extremely angry about this … because, I guess, it will mostly benefit working class people instead of billionaires.
The COVID relief bill is a win for populism, a win for the country and a win for most people personally so they aren’t mad about it. The Larry Kudlows and Stephen Moores of the world are mad about it.
White working class voters are like … LET’S GO!
It seems to have dawned on the Jacobin ladies that the reason libs are so obsessed with race and make everything about “white supremacy” even in bizarre situations like with COVID is because they want to poison the well. As long as they continue alienating and antagonizing White working class voters, they don’t have to do anything for working class voters and can dominate them. The polls above show that White working class voters support wealth redistribution that benefits them too.
Every Republican in Congress voted against the COVID relief bill which hilariously exposes the staggering disconnect between the True Cons policy agenda which is still suited to suburban upper class voters who are now Democrats and the White working class base of the party. The typical struggling White working class woman with two kids who is a Republican is saying in the polls: “I, too, support this bill.”