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No Democrat Who Voted for Biden’s Spending Bill Is a ‘Moderate’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) delivers remarks with Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) and Rep. James Clyburn (D., S.C.) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., November 5, 2021. (Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters)

After months of theatrics, House Democrats on Friday passed President Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar spending plan. No Democrat who voted for this radical legislation should be considered a “moderate.”

Substantively, the bill represents a sweeping expansion of the welfare state by creating a slew of new federal programs. It would expand Obamacare. It would initiate a government takeover of pre-K and child care. And it would add hearing benefits to Medicare when the program cannot even support its current obligations. In an effort to reward political supporters, the bill limits tax credits on electric vehicles only to those built with union labor. 

The so-called

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