MLive: Matthew Roling on Biden's economic plans
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign proposed a host of economic initiatives, and now that he’s in office, Michiganders are watching to see which pieces may have been empty talking points and which might come to fruition. Back in November, when it looked like Republicans would keep the majority in the Senate, experts doubted Biden could implement much of what he’d proposed. “If the Democrats don’t take both Senate seats (in Georgia’s January election), you can say goodbye to every single item on the Democratic wish list,” Wayne State adjunct business professor Matthew Roling said in November. “It’s just not going to happen.” But the Democrats won both seats, giving them control of the presidency, the Senate and the House of Representatives. “The markets cheered the Democrat wins in Georgia, because I think the expectation was, it would mean more stimulus, faster,” Roling said this month.