President Joe Biden addresses the US Congress, April 28, 2021 (Melina Mara/Getty)
I joined BBC TV and radio outlets and Austria’s Radio FM4 on Thursday to analyze President Joe Biden’s speech to Congress and to explain why his Administration is making US history with the most ambitious economic and social programs since the 1930s New Deal.
We have an expression in America, “Go Big or Go Home”. Finally we have an Administration, dealing with all these issues, which has decided to go big.
The adults are back in the room. After the years of spectacle and chaos, culminating in the attack on the US Capitol in January, you have people discussing how to make things better — not to go on Twitter, not to hold rallies to whip up an audience in a frenzy against supposed enemies.
Many of those in the Biden Administration were in the Obama Administration. The lesson they took away from then was that they were too cautious after the Great Recession….This time, the Administration is not going to be cautious. They are going to seek a “once in a generation” change.