'Part of the fabric': Democrats say Biden's sweeping changes will be hard to undo

President Joe Biden is taking more steps to expand the government’s role in public life than any U.S. leader since Lyndon B. Johnson — and, unlike LBJ, he’s doing it with the slimmest of ruling majorities. Now his challenge is to enact changes that will last as long as his predecessor's have. It won't be easy. Much of what Biden has achieved so far, from expanded child tax credits to broader access to Medicaid, are temporary measures, amounting to more of a down payment on a government overhaul than an LBJ-style transformation. He’s also expected to roll out details on a sweeping set of social welfare plans, from investments in child care and paid family leave to free community college tuition and universal prekindergarten


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