It comes as no surprise that Joe Biden is slowly but surely abandoning the most radical aspects of the Democrat Party platform to hopefully rejuvenate support with voters.
Biden is underwater, and so are the Democrats — and they know it. We should expect to witness several disavowals and backtracks before midterms, especially of the more left-wing initiatives, including Defund the Police.
America’s far-left essentially secured Biden’s presidency by voting for what they believed to be a progressive agenda. In some aspects, they were correct although there’s been more talk and less execution of the agenda. This caused the far-left to all but abandon the cognitively deficient president, leaving the Democrats highly vulnerable before the midterms.
The Biden administration is poised to completely abandon the Defund the Police movement and plans to ask Congress for $37 billion for law enforcement funding.
Biden will outline his Safer America Plan, which allocates $13 billion to hire and train an additional 100,000 police officers over the next five years, $3 billion to help communities clear their court backlogs, and a 13% funding increase for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The plan, which was set to be introduced in a visit to Pennsylvania on Thursday before Biden tested positive for COVID-19, also puts $15 billion toward a grant program called the Accelerating Justice System Reform that cities and states can use over the next 10 years to address the causes of crime and ease the burden on police officers by “identifying non-violent situations that may merit a public health response or other response,” the White House said.
Some of the grant funds are targeted toward expanding mental health and substance use disorder services, access to job training, housing, and other services.
An additional $5 billion is allocated to “evidence-based community violence intervention programs” to help formerly incarcerated individuals reenter society by lifting many of the restrictions on eligibility for federal benefits.
The plan also aims to take “commonsense steps on guns” through increased funding for the ATF to hire new agents and investigators to help trace firearms and analyze ballistics at crime scenes.
The plan is part of Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget requests to Congress, which will begin on Oct. 1.
Biden’s plan to invest in the police force comes at odds with other members of his party, who have called for defunding the police and reinvesting the money in other public resources.
This is a clear sign that the White House, along with the entire Democrat Party, are in serious panic mode before November’s midterm elections.
Author: Monica Hedren