Fox Anchor Chris Wallace surprised many viewers by heaping praise on Joe Biden’s speech to Congress on Wednesday, in spite of it being panned by many as being radical and a far-left wish list.
Wallace went on to say that he believed Americans’ relationship with the government had changed after Covid-19 and that Biden’s speech would be ‘popular.’
As The Hill reports:
“You know, I think this is going to be a popular speech with the American public,” Wallace said. “He offered a lot of stuff. $4 trillion will buy a lot of stuff from millions of jobs to child care to community health centers, all kinds of stuff, community colleges.”
The initiatives Biden proposed would mean a massive increase in government involvement and spending. However, Wallace said, with the speech, the Biden administration is betting that a post-pandemic American public has become less wary of the role of government.
“I think they’ve made a calculation that after COVID-19, people have come to have a different feeling about government,” Wallace explained. “They now feel more trusting and more the need of government and so where this might have turned a lot of people off, and probably still will, they believe the majority of people are going to say, the government is here, and they’re here to help you.”…
“And the other thing that’s pretty popular, is he said, you’re not going to have to pay for it,” Wallace pointed out. “Big corporations are going to pay for it. People making more than $400,000 are going to pay for it. But the vast majority of people watching tonight aren’t. So offering a lot of stuff and saying you aren’t going to have to pay for it is pretty popular.”