When it comes to substantive issues that the elite all agree on (such as foreign policy), there is little to no pushback against the president, excepting when he utters statements that are read as critical of war and militarism.
The Space Force Would Cost $13 Billion and the Air Force Wants New Things — But How Are You Gonna Pay For It?
When Medicare for All and paid family leave are called “pie in the sky,” but the Air Force says its current fleet of 312 squadrons—which cost many billions each—”is not enough”
When it comes to progressive proposals aimed at social well-being, the associated costs are always the first explanation for why such efforts are either unrealistic "pie in the sky". Medicare for All.