Biden is silencing unions and the enterprise agenda on the 2024 marketing campaign rally

US President Joe Biden speaks during the annual League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner at The Anthem in Washington, DC on June 14, 2023.

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President Joe Biden marked the first major event of his 2024 re-election campaign with a union rally on Saturday, emphasizing strengthening the middle class through his economic agenda.

Biden announced early support from the AFL-CIO, a coalition of 60 unions worldwide representing 12.5 million workers. “I’m proud to be the most pro-union president in American history,” he told the Philadelphia crowd.

Biden discussed the laws enacted during his first term, such as pandemic relief, last year’s comprehensive climate, health and tax package, and the recent bipartisan debt ceiling deal.

He also renewed his call for tax reform, which in his first term posed a challenge even for some Democrats. He also called again for a minimum tax for billionaires.

“It’s time for the super-rich to start paying their fair share,” Biden said, but reiterated his promise that no one earning less than $400,000 will pay more federal income tax.

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