“Republicans are bashing the new $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package for further ballooning the federal debt, but it’s the Trump administration that greased the path for a smooth federal spending spree,” Politico reports.
A new CBS News/YouGov poll finds 75% of Americans approve of Congress passing President Biden’s pandemic relief plan, including large majorities of Democrats and independents, along with nearly half of Republicans. Biden’s approval rate on handling the pandemic is 67% to 33%.
“The Republican decision to vote against Biden in unison, without building much of a case against his bill, seems like the worst of all possible worlds. They are setting themselves against a bill that enjoys sky-high levels of support from both economic experts and a large chunk of their own base. It’s possible this gambit somehow works out. But if anybody regrets their political choices in the early weeks of the administration, the odds are it won’t be Biden.”
A new Pew Research poll finds that 57% of Americans believe President Joe Biden engaged in good faith efforts to win Republican support for his pandemic relief bill, while 55% believe that Republicans did not engage in good faith efforts to work with him.
“We’re in uncharted territory. There are cases where elections were overturned, but there’s never been one at the presidential level, which everybody will jump to point out. That doesn’t mean that it can’t be done … It should be that [Trump] can simply be reinstated, that a new a new inauguration day is set. And Biden is told to move out of the White House and Pres. Trump should be moved back in.”
Wall Street Journal: “Median pay for the chief executives of more than 300 of the biggest U.S. public companies reached $13.7 million last year, up from $12.8 million for the same companies a year earlier and on track for a record.”
“A new report examining voting access across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., finds that more than 70% of states offer all voters access to a mail ballot and early voting, while 15 others lag in the methods available to cast a ballot,” CBS News reports.
“More than 100 chief executives and corporate leaders gathered online Saturday to discuss taking new action to combat the controversial state voting bills being considered across the country, including the one recently signed into law in Georgia,” the Washington Post reports.
“Economists are becoming positively giddy about the potential for economic growth this year as President Biden and Congressional Democrats look set to push forward a $3 trillion infrastructure bill,” Axios reports. “S&P predicts Biden’s infrastructure plan will create 2.3 million jobs by 2024, inject $5.7 trillion into the economy — which would be 10 times what was lost during the recession — and raise per-capita income by $2,400.”