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WASHINGTON DC, April 29, 2021 ~ Wednesday evening, President Joe Biden addressed a joint session of Congress on the eve of his 100th day in office.
The highlight of his speech was his official reveal of the American Families Plan. He outlined a $1.8 trillion investment to expand “human infrastructure,” including education, with more than $400 billion going to free preschool for all 3- and 4- year olds and subsidized child care. The plan also includes a proposal for eligible families to receive $250 per child per month through 2025.
The American Families Plan would be paid for by increasing taxes on the wealthiest 1% of Americans.
“I will not impose any tax increases on people making less than $400,000 a year. It’s time for corporate America and the wealthiest 1% of Americans to pay their fair share,” Biden said.
April 29, 2021 ~ The Michigan Republican Congressman tells Paul W. he has many issues with President Biden‘s address last night.
April 29, 2021 ~ Michigan Congresswoman Lisa McClain gives her reaction to President Biden’s address to joint members of Congress last night.
Republicans across the country tore into Biden’s speech, saying the President is not serious about bipartisan compromise.
“He talked about immigration without taking any responsibility for the border crisis that has his administration packing unaccompanied children into facilities and releasing arrivals into our country,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “And the president talked about unity and togetherness while reading off a multi trillion-dollar shopping list that was neither designed nor intended to earn bipartisan buy-in.”
“We have to prove democracy still works, that our government still works and we can deliver for our people,” Biden said.