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Break out summary of Bidens speech---tired to break it down into categories---it gets deep many, many times---better pay your taxes or else!
May 3, 2021 19:10:52   #
thebigp
 
A----ECONOMIC---INTERFRASTURE ITEMS
The worst pandemic in a century
Together — we passed the American Rescue Plan.
One of the most consequential rescue packages in American history
We kept our commitment and we are sending $1,400 rescue checks to 85% of all American households.
We've already sent more than 160 million checks out the door.
In the process, the economy created more than 1.3 million new jobs in 100 days.
More new jobs in the first 100 days than any president on record.
The International Monetary Fund is now estimating our economy will grow at a rate of more than 6% this year.
That will be the fastest pace of economic growth in this country in nearly four decades.
That's why I proposed The American Jobs Plan — a once-in-a-generation investment in America itself.
The largest jobs plan since World War II.
It creates jobs by building a modern power grid.
Our grids are vulnerable to storms, hacks, and catastrophic failures -- with tragic results as we saw in Texas and elsewhere during winter storms.
The American Jobs Plan will create jobs to lay thousands of miles of transmission lines needed to build a resilient and fully clean grid.
The American Jobs Plan will help millions of people get back to their jobs and their careers.
2 million women have dropped out of the workforce during this pandemic, too often because they couldn't get the care they need for their family, their children.
The American Jobs Plan will put engineers and construction workers to work building more energy efficient buildings and homes.
Electrical workers installing 500,000 charging stations along our highways.
There's no reason the blades for wind turbines can't be built in Pittsburgh instead of Beijing.
No reason why American workers can't lead the world in the production of electric vehicles and batteries.
The American Jobs Plan will create millions of good paying jobs -- jobs Americans can raise their families on.
And all the investments in the American Jobs Plan will be guided by one principle: "Buy American."
American tax dollars are going to be used to buy American products made in America that create American jobs.
Independent experts estimate the American Jobs Plan will add millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in economic growth for years to come.
These are good-paying jobs that can't be outsourced.
Nearly 90% of the infrastructure jobs created in the American Jobs Plan do not require a college degree.
75% do not require an associate's degree.
The American Jobs Plan is a blue-collar blueprint to build America.
Finally, the American Jobs Plan will be the biggest increase in non-defense research and development on record.
Decades ago we used to invest 2% of our GDP on research and development.
Today, we spend less than 1%.
China and other countries are closing in fast.
We have to develop and dominate the products and technologies of the future: advanced batteries, biotechnology, computer chips, and clean energy.
Investments in jobs and infrastructure like the ones we're talking about have often had bipartisan support.
Vice President Harris and I meet regularly in the Oval Office with Democrats and Republicans to discuss the American Jobs Plan.
A broad consensus of economists -- left, right, center -- agree that what I'm proposing will help create millions of jobs and generate historic economic growth.
America will stand up to unfair trade practices that undercut American workers and industries, like subsidies for state-owned enterprises and the theft of American technologies and intellectual property

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May 3, 2021 19:15:12   #
thebigp
 
B---PLAIN OLD SPENDING
The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.
Choosing hope over fear. Truth over lies. Light over darkness.
That's why the American Rescue Plan is delivering food and nutrition assistance to millions of Americans facing hunger -- and hunger is down sharply already. We're also providing:
Rental assistance to keep people from being evicted from their homes. Providing loans to keep small businesses open and their employees on the job.
The transcontinental railroad and interstate highways united two oceans and brought us into a totally new age of progress.
Scientific breakthroughs took us to the Moon and now to Mars, discovered vaccines, and gave us the Internet and so much more.
Today, up to 10 million homes and more than 400,000 schools and child care centers have pipes with lead in them, including for drinking water.
A clear and present danger to our children's health.
The American Jobs Plan creates jobs replacing 100% of the nation's lead pipes and service lines so every American, so every child -- can turn on the faucet and be certain to drink clean water.
It creates jobs connecting every American with high-speed internet, including 35% of rural Americans who still don't have it.
Farmers planting cover crops, so they can reduce carbon dioxide in the air and get paid for doing it.
Wall Street didn't build this country. The middle class built this country. And unions build the middle class.
And that's why I'm calling on Congress to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act -- the PRO Act — and send it to my desk to support the right to unionize.
By the way -- let's also pass the $15 minimum wage.
No one should work 40 hours a week and still live below the poverty line.
And we need to ensure greater equity and opportunity for women.
Let's get the Paycheck Fairness Act to my desk for equal pay.
We will see more technological change in the next 10 years -- than we saw in the last 50 years.
The Defense Department has an agency called DARPA -- the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- that's there to develop breakthroughs to enhance our national security -- which led to the internet and GPS and so much more.
That's why I'm introducing the American Families Plan tonight, which addresses four of the biggest challenges facing American families today.
And fourth, the American Families Plan puts money directly into the pockets of millions of families.
In March we expanded a tax credit for every child in a family.
Up to a $3,000 Child Tax Credit for children over 6 — and $3,600 for children under 6.
With two parents, two kids, that's up to $7,200 in your pocket to help take care of your family.
This will help more than 65 million children and help cut child poverty in half this year.
Together, let's extend the Child Tax Credit at least through the end of 2025.
No one nation can deal with all the crises of our time alone -- from terrorism to nuclear proliferation to mass migration, cybersecurity, climate change -- and as we're experiencing now, pandemics.
I also told President Xi that we will maintain a strong military presence in the Indo—Pacific just as we do with NATO in Europe -- not to start conflict -- but to prevent conflict.
And, I told him what I've said to many world leaders -- that America won't back away from our commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms.
No responsible American president can remain silent when basic human rights are violated. A president has to represent the essence of our country.
As we did when we extended the New START Treaty on nuclear arms -- and as we're working to do on the climate crisis.
On Iran and North Korea's nuclear programs that present a serious threat to America's security and world security -- we will be working closely with our allies to address the threats posed by both of these countries through diplomacy and stern deterrence.
And American leadership means ending the forever war in Afghanistan.
We have the greatest fighting force in the history of the world.
And I'm the first President in 40 years who knows what it means to have had a child serving in a warzone.
Today we have service members serving in the same war as their parents once did.
We have service members in Afghanistan who were not yet born on 9/11.
War in Afghanistan was never meant to be a multi—generational undertaking of nation—building.
We went to Afghanistan to get the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11.
We delivered justice to Osama Bin Laden and we degraded the terrorist threat of al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
After 20 years of American valor and sacrifice, it's time to bring our troops home.
It was nearly a year ago before her father's funeral, when I spoke with Gianna Floyd, George Floyd's young daughter.
As I knelt down to talk to her so we could talk eye—to—eye, she said to me, "Daddy changed the world."
After the conviction of George Floyd's murderer, we can see how right she was -- if we have the courage to act.
We have all seen the knee of injustice on the neck of Black America.
Now is our opportunity to make real progress.
Most men and women in uniform wear their badge and serve their communities honorably.
I know them. I know they want to help meet this moment as well.
My fellow Americans, we have to come together.
To rebuild trust between law enforcement and the people they serve.
To root out systemic racism in our criminal justice system.
And to enact police reform in George Floyd's name that passed the House already.
And with the plans I outlined tonight, we have a real chance to root out systemic racism that plagues American life in many other ways.
A chance to deliver real equity.
Good jobs and good schools. Affordable housing. Clean air and clean water.
Being able to generate wealth and pass it down through generations.
Real opportunities in the lives of more Americans -- Black, white, Latino, Asian American, Native American.
I also want to thank the Senate for voting 94—1 to pass the COVID—19 Hate Crimes Act to protect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from the vicious hate crimes we've seen this past year -- and for too long.
I urge the House to do the same and send that legislation to my desk as soon as possible.
I also hope Congress can get to my desk the Equality Act to protect the rights of LGBTQ Americans.
To all the transgender Americans watching at home -- especially the young people who are so brave -- I want you to know that your president has your back.
And another thing.
Let's reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which has been law in this country for 27 years since I first wrote it.
Our flag at the White House was still flying at half—staff for the 8 victims of the mass shooting in Georgia, when 10 more lives were taken in a mass shooting in Colorado.
In the week between those mass shootings, more than 250 other Americans were shot dead.
In the 1990s, we passed universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons and high—capacity magazines that hold 100 rounds that can be fired in seconds.
We beat the NRA. Mass shootings and gun violence declined.
One of them is banning so—called "ghost guns."
We need more Senate Republicans to join with the overwhelming majority of their Democratic colleagues, and close loopholes and require background checks to purchase a gun.
And we need a ban on assault weapons and high—capacity magazines again.
Don't tell me it can't be done. We've done it before ... and it worked.
Talk to most responsible gun owners, most hunters -- they'll tell you there's no possible justification for having 100 rounds -- 100 bullets -- in a weapon.
They will tell you that there are too many people today who are able to buy a gun, but who shouldn't be able to.
Immigration has always been essential to America.
Let's end our exhausting war over immigration.
For more than 30 years, politicians have talked about immigration reform and done nothing about it.
It's time to fix it.
On day one of my Presidency, I kept my commitment and I sent a comprehensive immigration bill to Congress.
If you believe we need a secure border -- pass it.
If you believe in a pathway to citizenship -- pass it.
If you actually want to solve the problem -- I have sent you a bill, now pass it.
We also have to get at the root of the problem of why people are fleeing to our southern border from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador.
The violence. The corruption. The gangs. The political instability. Hunger. Hurricanes. Earthquakes.
When I was Vice President, I focused on providing the help needed to address these root causes of migration.
The country supports immigration reform.
Congress should act.
And if we are to truly restore the soul of America -- we need to protect the sacred right to vote.
Congress should pass H.R. 1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and send them to my desk right away
As we gather here tonight, the images of a violent mob assaulting this Capitol—desecrating our democracy—remain vivid in our minds
It's us. It's "We the people."

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May 3, 2021 19:18:33   #
thebigp
 
C----HEALTH RELATED
The worst pandemic in a century
After I promised 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots in 100 days -- we will have provided over 220 million COVID shots in 100 days.
We're marshalling every federal resource. We've gotten the vaccine to nearly 40,000 pharmacies and over 700 community health centers.
We're setting up community vaccination sites, and are deploying mobile units into hard-to-reach areas.
Today, 90% of Americans now live within 5 miles of a vaccination site.
Everyone over the age of 16, everyone -- is now eligible and can get vaccinated right away.
So get vaccinated now.
When I was sworn in, less than 1% of seniors were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
100 days later, nearly 70% of seniors are fully protected.
Senior deaths from COVID-19 are down 80% since January. Down 80%.
And, more than half of all adults in America have gotten at least one shot.
But tonight, I can say because of you — the American people -- our progress these past 100 days against one of the worst pandemics in history is one of the greatest logistical achievements our country has ever seen.
A grandmother in Virginia told me she immediately took her granddaughter to the eye doctor — something she put off for months because she didn't have the money.
One of the defining images of this crisis has been cars lined up for miles waiting for a box of food to be put in the trunk.
Did you ever think you'd see that in America?
The National Institutes of Health, the NIH -- should create a similar Advanced Research Projects Agency for health.
To develop breakthroughs -- to prevent, detect, and treat diseases like Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cancer.
Let's end cancer as we know it. It's within our power
Second, the American Families plan will provide access to quality, affordable child care.
We guarantee that low- to middle-income families will pay no more than 7% of their income for high-quality care for children up to the age of 5.
The most hard-pressed working families won't have to spend a dime.
Third, the American Families Plan will finally provide up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave.
No one should have to choose between a job and paycheck or taking care of themselves and a loved one -- a parent, spouse, or child.
The American Rescue Plan lowered health care premiums for 9 million Americans who buy their coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Let's make that provision permanent so their premiums don't go back up.
In addition to my Families Plan, I will work with Congress to address --
this year -- other critical priorities for America's families.
The Affordable Care Act has been a lifeline for millions of Americans --protecting people with pre-existing conditions, protecting women's health.
And the pandemic has demonstrated how badly it is needed.
Let's lower deductibles for working families on the Affordable Care Act, and let's lower prescription drug costs.
We all know how outrageously expensive they are.
In fact, we pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world right here in America -- nearly three times as much as other countries.
Let's give Medicare the power to save hundreds of billions of dollars by negotiating lower prices for prescription drugs.
That won't just help people on Medicare -- it will lower prescription drug costs for everyone.
The money we save can go to strengthen the Affordable Care Act -- expand Medicare coverage and benefits -- without costing taxpayers one additional penny.
This is all about a simple premise: Health care should be a right, not a privilege in America.
800,000 families are on a Medicaid waiting list right now to get homecare for their aging parent or loved one with a disability.

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May 3, 2021 19:21:55   #
thebigp
 
D---EDUCATION
Parents are seeing smiles on their kids' faces as they go back to school because teachers and school bus drivers, cafeteria workers have been vaccinated.
During these 100 days, an additional 800,000 Americans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act because I established a special sign-up period to do that.
We're making one of the largest one-time investments ever in improving health care for veterans.
Critical investments to address the opioid crisis.
Universal public school and college aid opened wide the doors of opportunity.
First, access to a good education.
When this nation made 12 years of public education universal in the last century, it made us the best-educated and best-prepared nation in the world.
But the world is catching up. They are not waiting.
12 years is no longer enough today to compete in the 21st Century.
That's why the American Families Plan guarantees four additional years of public education for every person in America -- starting as early as we can.
We add two years of universal high-quality pre-school for every 3- and 4- year-old in America.
The research shows that when a young child goes to school—not day care—they are far more likely to graduate from high school and go on to college.
And then we add two years of free community college.
And we will increase Pell Grants and investment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal colleges, and minority-serving institutions


E---PAYMENTS
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.
Just pay their fair share.
A recent study shows that 55 of the nation's biggest corporations paid zero in federal income tax last year.
No federal taxes on more than $40 billion in profits.
A lot of companies evade taxes through tax havens from Switzerland to Bermuda to the Cayman Islands.
And they benefit from tax loopholes and deductions that allow for offshoring jobs and shifting profits overseas.
That's not right.
We're going to reform corporate taxes so they pay their fair share -- and help pay for the public investments their businesses will benefit from.
And, we're going to reward work, not wealth.
We take the top tax bracket for the wealthiest 1% of Americans --
those making $400,000 or more -- back up to 39.6%.
We take the top tax bracket for the wealthiest 1% of Americans -- those making $400,000 or more -- back up to 39.6%.
That's where it was when George W. Bush became president.
We're going to get rid of the loopholes that allow Americans who make more than $1 million a year pay a lower rate on their capital gains than working Americans pay on their work.
This will only affect three tenths of 1% of all Americans.
And the IRS will crack down on millionaires and billionaires who cheat on their taxes.
That's estimated to be billions of dollars.
It raises the revenue to pay for the plans I've proposed that will create millions of jobs and grow the economy.
When you hear someone say that they don't want to raise taxes on the wealthiest 1% and on corporate America -- ask them: whose taxes are you going to raise instead, and whose are you going to cut?
Look at the big tax cut in 2017.
It was supposed to pay for itself and generate vast economic growth.
Instead it added $2 trillion to the deficit.
It was a huge windfall for corporate America and those at the very top.
Instead of using the tax savings to raise wages and invest in research and development -- it poured billions of dollars into the pockets of CEOs.
In fact, the pay gap between CEOs and their workers is now among the largest in history.
According to one study, CEOs make 320 times what their average workers make.
The pandemic has only made things worse.
20 million Americans lost their jobs in the pandemic -- working- and middle-class Americans.
At the same time, the roughly 650 Billionaires in America saw their net worth increase by more than $1 Trillion.
Let me say that again.
Just 650 people increased their wealth by more than $1 Trillion during this pandemic.
They are now worth more than $4 Trillion.
But make no mistake -- the terrorist threat has evolved beyond Afghanistan since 2001 and we will remain vigilant against threats to the United States, wherever they come from.
Al Qaeda and ISIS are in Yemen, Syria, Somalia, and other places in Africa and the Middle East and beyond.
And, we won't ignore what our own intelligence agencies have determined -- the most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today is from white supremacist terrorism.
F----CLIMATE RELATED----
The climate crisis is not our fight alone, either.
It's a global fight.
The United States accounts for less than 15% of carbon emissions.
The rest of the world accounts for 85%.
That's why -- I kept my commitment to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement on my first day in office.
And I kept my commitment to convene a climate summit right here in America, with all of the major economies of the world -- from China and Russia to India and the European Union in my first 100 days.
And the consensus is if we act, we can save the planet -- and we can create millions of jobs and economic growth and opportunity to raise the standard of living for everyone in the world.
The investments I've proposed tonight also advance a foreign policy that benefits the middle class.
That means making sure every nation plays by the same rules in the global economy, including China.

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May 3, 2021 20:29:39   #
Weasel Loc: In the Great State Of Indiana!!
 
thebigp wrote:
D---EDUCATION
Parents are seeing smiles on their kids' faces as they go back to school because teachers and school bus drivers, cafeteria workers have been vaccinated.
During these 100 days, an additional 800,000 Americans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act because I established a special sign-up period to do that.
We're making one of the largest one-time investments ever in improving health care for veterans.
Critical investments to address the opioid crisis.
Universal public school and college aid opened wide the doors of opportunity.
First, access to a good education.
When this nation made 12 years of public education universal in the last century, it made us the best-educated and best-prepared nation in the world.
But the world is catching up. They are not waiting.
12 years is no longer enough today to compete in the 21st Century.
That's why the American Families Plan guarantees four additional years of public education for every person in America -- starting as early as we can.
We add two years of universal high-quality pre-school for every 3- and 4- year-old in America.
The research shows that when a young child goes to school—not day care—they are far more likely to graduate from high school and go on to college.
And then we add two years of free community college.
And we will increase Pell Grants and investment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal colleges, and minority-serving institutions


E---PAYMENTS
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.
Just pay their fair share.
A recent study shows that 55 of the nation's biggest corporations paid zero in federal income tax last year.
No federal taxes on more than $40 billion in profits.
A lot of companies evade taxes through tax havens from Switzerland to Bermuda to the Cayman Islands.
And they benefit from tax loopholes and deductions that allow for offshoring jobs and shifting profits overseas.
That's not right.
We're going to reform corporate taxes so they pay their fair share -- and help pay for the public investments their businesses will benefit from.
And, we're going to reward work, not wealth.
We take the top tax bracket for the wealthiest 1% of Americans --
those making $400,000 or more -- back up to 39.6%.
We take the top tax bracket for the wealthiest 1% of Americans -- those making $400,000 or more -- back up to 39.6%.
That's where it was when George W. Bush became president.
We're going to get rid of the loopholes that allow Americans who make more than $1 million a year pay a lower rate on their capital gains than working Americans pay on their work.
This will only affect three tenths of 1% of all Americans.
And the IRS will crack down on millionaires and billionaires who cheat on their taxes.
That's estimated to be billions of dollars.
It raises the revenue to pay for the plans I've proposed that will create millions of jobs and grow the economy.
When you hear someone say that they don't want to raise taxes on the wealthiest 1% and on corporate America -- ask them: whose taxes are you going to raise instead, and whose are you going to cut?
Look at the big tax cut in 2017.
It was supposed to pay for itself and generate vast economic growth.
Instead it added $2 trillion to the deficit.
It was a huge windfall for corporate America and those at the very top.
Instead of using the tax savings to raise wages and invest in research and development -- it poured billions of dollars into the pockets of CEOs.
In fact, the pay gap between CEOs and their workers is now among the largest in history.
According to one study, CEOs make 320 times what their average workers make.
The pandemic has only made things worse.
20 million Americans lost their jobs in the pandemic -- working- and middle-class Americans.
At the same time, the roughly 650 Billionaires in America saw their net worth increase by more than $1 Trillion.
Let me say that again.
Just 650 people increased their wealth by more than $1 Trillion during this pandemic.
They are now worth more than $4 Trillion.
But make no mistake -- the terrorist threat has evolved beyond Afghanistan since 2001 and we will remain vigilant against threats to the United States, wherever they come from.
Al Qaeda and ISIS are in Yemen, Syria, Somalia, and other places in Africa and the Middle East and beyond.
And, we won't ignore what our own intelligence agencies have determined -- the most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today is from white supremacist terrorism.
F----CLIMATE RELATED----
The climate crisis is not our fight alone, either.
It's a global fight.
The United States accounts for less than 15% of carbon emissions.
The rest of the world accounts for 85%.
That's why -- I kept my commitment to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement on my first day in office.
And I kept my commitment to convene a climate summit right here in America, with all of the major economies of the world -- from China and Russia to India and the European Union in my first 100 days.
And the consensus is if we act, we can save the planet -- and we can create millions of jobs and economic growth and opportunity to raise the standard of living for everyone in the world.
The investments I've proposed tonight also advance a foreign policy that benefits the middle class.
That means making sure every nation plays by the same rules in the global economy, including China.
D---EDUCATION br Parents are seeing smiles on thei... (show quote)


None of these countries will play fair.
Our 15% is something of an example that no one will ever match.
Wage equality is something of a pipedream, and impossible to obtain on a world stage. Now some make as little as $10.00.a month, and some make $150.00 per hour. But even now in a 3rd world country people have new Ford and Dodge vehicles, but that is because we Americans pay through the roof on vehicles, in order to offset the cost of their vehicles.
And then there's Law and Order on a worldwide scale. It will never happen. In 97 countries around the world, LGBTQ Activities are punishable by death. the list goes on and on, so we better just remain Nationalists and TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN.
HELL WE CANT EVEN FIND PEACE AMONG OURSELVES.

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