IN THE STATES: GOP Doubles Down on Extreme MAGA Agenda
February 17, 2023
In the states this week, local news highlighted the contrast between President Biden’s agenda of lowering costs and creating jobs for working families and the extreme agendas that congressional Republicans and 2024 GOP presidential hopefuls are continuing to push.
Earlier this week, President Biden spoke in Maryland about his plan to reduce the deficit while investing in America, bringing down costs for families, and protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare. This is in stark contrast to MAGA Republicans’ economic proposals, which could increase the debt by over $3 trillion to provide massive giveaways to the super-rich and special interests.
- ABC 7 News: Biden to union workers in Lanham, Md.: GOP plans would add $3 trillion to national debt
- Maryland Daily Record: Visiting a Maryland union hall, Biden touts economic initiatives with ‘more work to do’
As Nikki Haley formally launched her presidential campaign in South Carolina on Wednesday, Democrats are making sure voters know about Haley’s MAGA agenda, from her loyal defense of Donald Trump to her support for banning abortion and putting Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block.
- WYFF: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison reacts to Haley’s presidential run announcement
- SC Now: Democratic leader Harrison swipes at Haley, GOP
Also in South Carolina, Republicans in the state House pushed forward with a new abortion ban that would make nearly all abortions illegal.
And across the country, President Biden’s economic agenda is continuing to spur an American manufacturing boom. The Inflation Reduction Act is helping to create jobs around the country, from Michigan to Utah, most of which will not require a college degree.
- In Michigan: Associated Press: Ford to build $3.5B electric vehicle battery plant in Mich.
- In Tennessee: The Tennessean: 500,000 universal EV charging stations headed to a highway near you. What we know
- In Utah: KUER 90.1: Texas Instruments will invest $11B in Utah expansion