Biden throws down 2024 gauntlet with populist budget

PRESIDENT Joe Biden will present what amounts to his expected 2024 reelection pitch today with the unveiling of a proposed budget protecting free health care for the elderly, while taxing wealthy Americans to help slash the national deficit.

The Democrat’s speech in Philadelphia will throw down the gauntlet to Republicans. They insist the priority is cutting the deficit without tax raises, but have yet to say what expenses they’d reduce instead.