American Rescue Plan Revealed By Biden
American Rescue Plan Revealed By Biden
In a speech on Thursday night, Joe Biden revealed his plan to save our Nation. Titled “American Rescue Plan”, the price tag is $1.9 trillion ($1,900,000,000,000.00) for this program that covers economic and health care issues. Thanks to old Joe, I have John Lennon songs stuck in my head. “Imagine” and “Come Together”. I will tell you about the Lennon reference later.
My dear husband, who has been my caregiver for three weeks since I fractured my pelvis, worked for years as a business consultant at the top of the game in Midtown Manhattan. He is a very smart man. He looked at me after Biden finished speaking and said, “I consider myself a smart man. I have no f**king idea what he just said.” I laughed and told him that is because he is a white man and part of the patriarchy. Biden’s American Rescue Plan was filled with pat, focus grouped words and phrases meant to appeal to women and minorities. I perused Twitter (gack) and the love is overflowing.
The voice of a normal not completely nuts president is so soothing.
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) January 15, 2021
81 Million of us voted for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. I’ve never been prouder after hearing his powerful, calming and truly inspiring words just now. Our President. 💙🇺🇸
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) January 15, 2021
Although Biden was not gaffetastic, the alternate yelling and whispering was off-putting, and once again, he struggled with the teleprompter. Here is the video, but I wouldn’t watch it if I were you:
I took copious notes while I watched and listened, but sussing out the American Rescue Plan is difficult. Here are the major points:
An additional $1400 to the $600 voted on in December and
The new payments would go to adult dependents that were left out of the earlier rounds, like some children over the age of 17. It would also include households with mixed immigration status, after the first round of $1,200 checks left out the spouses of undocumented immigrants who do not have Social Security Numbers.
Don’t throw anything at your device screen, yet. It gets worse.
In December, Congress voted $300 for those collecting unemployment. Biden’s plan increases that to $400 and
He would also extend the payments, along with two key pandemic unemployment programs, through September. This applies to those in the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program who have exhausted their regular state jobless payments and in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which provides benefits to the self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers and certain people affected by the pandemic.
Lawmakers only provided an additional 11 weeks of support in the December package, which will last until March.
Biden’s plan includes longer rental assistance and eviction moratorium, help for the hungry, child care tax credits and lots of other ornaments.
He wants to help restaurants get back to work, but Gavin Newsom and Mike DeWine may have other ideas. In terms of schools, Biden
wants to send $350 billion to state, local and territorial governments to keep their frontline workers employed, distribute the vaccine, increase testing, reopen schools and maintain vital services.
Asked during a call with reporters whether states could use the funds to offset declines in tax revenue spurred by the pandemic, a senior Biden administration official did not clarify. The administration did not respond to a follow-up email asking for more information.
Additional assistance to states has been among the most controversial elements of the congressional rescue packages, with Democrats looking to add to the $150 billion in the March legislation and Republicans resisting such efforts. The December package ultimately dropped an initial call to include $160 billion.
Well, that’s clear as mud.
Of course Biden wants a nationwide $15.00 minimum wage and pointed to Florida. Well, Florida isn’t Wyoming. A federally mandated minimum wage doesn’t take into account the cost of living in different areas of the country. But, why bother with the details, right.
Since the pandemic began, the President and Congress have allocated $12 trillion dollars in relief. Five trillion of the allocated funds have not been spent. I am beginning to think that the American people are that stupid. The Feds are going to burn up the presses printing all that money. And, guess who owes it…YOU. You hardworking chump.
Remember how I mentioned John Lennon? Well, imagine? From Joe’s speech:
Imagine a future all made in America by Americans.
Imagine historic investments in research and technology.
Imagine millions of jobs in the caregiving community”
And, then Joe said, “Come together”. I kid you not.
Folks, the American Rescue Plan is just the beginning. Joe has
threatened promised to come back in February before a joint session of Congress with his Build Back Better Plan.
Come anytime, Sweet Meteor O’Death. Anytime, at all.