Memo to Democrats: Half-delivering on twice as many promises ain’t gonna win you reelection.

Back in July, the White House and Democratic lawmakers announced plans to invest $3.5 trillion in new spending programs and tax cuts, aimed at boosting the living standards of middle- and working-class Americans. These expenses would be offset by an equivalent $3.5 trillion in “pay-fors” (primarily taxes on corporations and the wealthy).

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