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The Democrats have the White House, control of the House of Representatives, and control of the U.S. Senate (barely) in the last 22 months or so. What have they done with all that in the last 22 months?

A few legislations that I think of as "major":

  • American Rescue Plan of 2021 -- the last of COVID-induced public health and economic rescue package
  • Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act -- "infrastructure week" finally became real
  • CHIPS and Science Act -- this one boosts the American semiconductor industry, good for national security, good for business
  • Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 -- significant deficit reduction, "Medicare negotiation of drug prices" finally became real


The Biden administration's executive orders:

  • Severely restrict advanced semiconductor (and advanced semiconductor technology) export to China -- a much smarter, more effective containment of China compared to Trump's performative "trade war"
  • Partial student loan forgiveness -- included here probably due to recency bias, certainly impactful for the low-income folks on the hook to repay student loans


What made a lot of noise but ultimately hasn't got done:

  • Multi-$Trillion "Build Back Better" plans/variants -- no universal pre-K and no "free (community) college" for every one
    Getting Iran back into JCPOA or JCPOA substitute
  • Congressional investigation of the Jan.6 Capitol riot -- quite a few hearings, some higher profile than others, but still no "final report"
  • Electoral Count Act reform -- supposedly has the support of >10 GOP Senators to get over filibuster, but still hasn't made it out of the Senate
  • Legalization of the recreational use of marijuana at the federal level


All in all, a pretty good two years.


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I respectfully disagree. Inflation is through the roof. It's 11% in my metro area. Energy is through the roof. The Democrats have transferred wealth upward. We're at war in approximately seven countries. COVID is out of control. The President has dementia and Americans know it. The elections will be punishing for them.
 
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Have you been listening to AM radio again?

You know how you get...


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Originally posted by Steve Miller:
Have you been listening to AM radio again?

You know how you get...


You should follow the rules.

As for the elections, we'll see.
 
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