Dems trip over their own sky-high expectations

December 19, 2021 ☼ dems

Source: POLITICO (Link)

It seems to defy logic: Democrats are ending a year in which they passed trillions of dollars for pandemic aid and infrastructure not in celebration, but instead dogged by failure.

In an alternate universe, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package paired with a $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure law would make for a very successful first year for President Joe Biden with an evenly split Senate. But Democrats set sky-high expectations for their climate and social spending bill, not to mention other highly ambitious legislation, that Biden and party leaders didn’t meet.

Dems are really good at over-promise, under-deliver. They need to set expectations lower and compromise within their own party if they have a prayer of getting anything done.