Bidenomics for the win

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In his inaugural address on January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden made clear that he’s not just aiming to help blue states or cities with high numbers of Democratic voters. “And I pledge this to you,” Biden announced. “I will be a President for all Americans. I will fight as hard for those who did not support me as for those who did.”

Indeed, the White House released a fact sheet on Monday detailing how Biden’s budget advances his Unity Agenda in areas such as tackling the opioid epidemic and mental health crisis, responsible technology, ending cancer, and more. Referring to Biden’s “day one” promise to be a President for all, the White House pointed out the decisive action the administration has taken to improve American lives across the country, “in both red states and blue states.”

Yahoo! Finance recently examined how Bidenomics money is being spent, based on the latest White House data. The analysts noted that the federal government has spent roughly $442 billion and counting on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act in all 50 states. However, they noted, the funds are having the greatest impact in places where voters are least likely to support Biden.

Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming, which Trump won by at least 10 points in 2020, have benefited the most, per capita. Also, two-thirds (12 out of 18) of the largest recipients of funds are states that Trump won in the 2020 election.

Of course, Biden and his campaign have been promoting these consequential investments along with pointing out Republican hypocrisy for bragging to constituents about their states’ new federal funding even when they voted against it. In his State of the Union address, Biden quipped to GOP members of Congress: “If any of you don’t want that money in your districts, let me know.”

Given this new analysis, there is no questioning the notion that Biden has delivered on his promise of being the President for all Americans. In fact, Biden has succeeded in helping many Trump voters despite obstructionism of their own Republican representatives in Congress. Voters who want a President of the United States who seeks to build up the entire nation have only one choice this November. The idea that Trump cares about all Americans is just malarkey.

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