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Crunch time for Biden’s economic plan: ‘Failure is not an option’

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On his way back from a trip to the West Coast this week, Joe Biden made a stop in front of solar panels and a giant windmill in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to make the best pitch he could summon for his multitrillion dollar economic agenda.

“We’ve set a goal, and the goal is achievable. I promise you, I promise you,” the president said on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado on Tuesday. “It’s going to create great economic growth, reduce inflation, and put people in a place where those beautiful children in the back are never going to have to worry about what we’re worrying about right now.”

With Congress returning fully to work next week, the Biden presidency is entering a crunch period. The verdict on modern presidents, even those who get re-elected, often hinges around legislative achievements in their first 18 months. For all the noise and recriminations over the summer around the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and the…

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