Joe Biden is not a popular president – but he could easily win against former President Donald Trump in 2024. That’s what the polls keep showing, and that’s what we learned from the 2020 presidential election, too.
Though, while Biden is probably quite confident that he could beat Trump again in 2024 without lifting a finger – or even debating the man – the Democratic Party won’t enter the race without tackling issues they think the voters care about. Biden’s team, then, is almost certainly workshopping a host of ideas – and political issues – to focus on as we head towards the 2024 election season. Immigration and Woke extremism, however, won’t be among them.
Instead? JoeBiden is waging war on…junk fees.
What Is Joe Biden Thinking?
The Daily Beast described on June 25 how the president is “vying for a whole of government approach on the issue, from Congress to agencies, to tackle junk fees.”
It’s an issue that has likely affected every American at some point. Whether it’s purchasing a flight or withdrawing money from an ATM, Americans are charged additional processing or maintenance fees that, if unpaid, prevent people from making a purchase or transaction.
If the reports are true, Biden could be preparing to expand on a campaign he and disgraced Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg began last year. Both the president and the transport secretary, amidst a supply chain crisis and national flight disruptions in 2022 through 2023, have harped endlessly on about junk fees while ignoring issues that Americans were really concerned about.
Seemingly unable to control inflation, the Biden administration seems to be looking for ways to put money back in Americans’ wallets – no matter how insignificant it might really be.
“Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg sent a letter to the U.S. Congress proposing legislation for Congress to pass that would guarantee that young kids can sit next to their parents without getting charged a junk fee. If passed, this legislation would ensure fee-free family seating on all U.S. airlines. President Joe Biden called for Congress to pass legislation to ban these junk fees in the State of the Union,” a statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation from March 13, 2023 reads.
Junk fees are, without question, an issue that Americans care about – and Biden could well win support for his plans – but will the country believe that the Democrats’ have their priorities in order by focusing on what could be described as a minor problem at a time of record inflation, crime waves in America’s biggest cities, and an illegal immigration invasion?
Time will tell.