Silly David Brooks on PBS: 'I'm No Progressive,' But I Endorse Biden's $6 Trillion Budget

Pseudoconservative New York Times columnist David Brooks protested “I’m no progressive” on Friday night time’s PBS NewsHour, however he has constantly supported each trillion {dollars} in federal spending proposed by President Biden this yr.

His “debating partner” (ha) Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post bizarrely claimed if we do not go Biden’s large $6 trillion finances proposal, we do not seem like a democracy any extra, we won’t compete in opposition to China: “We are in this battle right now between autocracy and democracy, and the only way that we can prove that democracy is better is that if we can show that democracy works. Six trillion dollars, Judy, yes, it’s a huge price tag. But, as we know from President Biden, he sees this as a moment to do big things, to help as many people as possible. And that requires — that requires some cold, hard cash in volumes that we have not seen before.”

JUDY WOODRUFF: And, David, what’s your chilly, onerous evaluation of this finances plan?

DAVID BROOKS: My heat, mushy evaluation is that…is that it is in all probability crucial. I’ve by no means been a progressive or any — even near that. But it’s simply merely a incontrovertible fact that, over the past 30 years, people with a highschool schooling, an affiliate’s diploma haven’t been reaping the advantages of our economic system. And President Biden desires to make an funding in these people. And I feel that is simply.

I used to be struck by how typically he brags about the truth that the infrastructure invoice, the advantages, the roles, they go to folks with an affiliate’s diploma and a highschool diploma. The people who’ve a university diploma do not want as a lot assist, frankly. And so this redirects cash to those that want it. So, I take the course to be in the proper.

Then he added a few caveats, that he worries about inflation and the federal debt…however he nonetheless backs all of Biden’s spending!

Woodruff checked on Brooks: Do you imply this Biden finances is much less wanted? 

He replied: “we have thrown trillions of dollars into the economy, and that’s heated up the economy to a great degree. And if we throw another bunch of trillions in, as the budget envisions, then we’re really heating up the economy and possibly overheating the economy, which leads to inflation, which leads to lower living standards, which leads to huge government payments on the debt that we owe. And it leads to the 1970s, which was all sorts of bad things.”

But you are all for it?

PS: This is how PBS touted this phase, and sure, each males trashed Republicans for not supporting an “independent” 1/6 Commission: