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Biden's annual budget hits populist economic themes as general election campaign kicks off

Mar 11, 2024 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    32% Medium Conservative

  • Reliability

    60% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    38% Medium Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -32% Negative

Bias Score Analysis

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Overall Sentiment

18% Positive

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

50% : With Biden facing persistently low ratings on his handling of the economy, despite improving economic indicators, his proposals focus on populist themes such as raising tax rates on the wealthy and large corporations and lowering the cost of prescription medications - areas where the White House thinks it can appeal to voters, even if some of those proposals as written are likely dead on arrival in a narrowly divided Congress.
48% : "Some of these proposals are not new, including the minimum billionaire tax and the increase in corporate tax rates, having appeared in previous Biden budgets.
47% : The $7.266 trillion budget outlined by the White House, which comes as the president hits battleground states on the campaign trail this week, builds on the policy vision he laid out in last week's State of the Union address in which he vowed to help the middle class and tried to draw contrasts with congressional Republicans and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, whom he referred to only as "my predecessor.
44% : The government has been operating on a stopgap measure for months, and lawmakers have passed a series of short funding bills that have kept the US government on the brink of shutting down for weeks as congressional Republicans fight among themselves about federal spending.
42% : The budget released Monday includes proposals to lower costs for families, increase investments in American manufacturing, strengthen Social Security and Medicare, and reduce the deficit, according to a White House official.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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