Biden: What’s Good for Families Is Good for the Economy

by Jan Frazier

Chicago, (Washington Insider Magazine) –  On Wednesday, President Joe Biden was at an Illinois community college in the suburbs of Chicago. Biden started his design of investments to families and education, saying that “what’s good for families is also good for the economy.”

President Biden went to Chicago suburbs for the purpose of promoting his bipartisan infrastructure plan as well as to introduce a package that will most likely be passed by only Democrats. Suburban parents, college graduates, and working-class all heard his message.

Biden said during his speech, “There’s a lot of work ahead of us to finish the job, but we’re going to get it done. We’re going to reimagine what our economy and our future could be.”

Before Biden presented his speech, a metals lab at the McHenry County College was toured. Biden said that “any investments in manufacturing, roads, and bridges should be paired with funding for childcare, health care, and education.”

Details were listed concerning the bipartisan infrastructure deal; however, the agreement makes up only part of the $4 trillion to be spent by Biden’s administration. Biden’s deal is to “reinvigorate the economy and boost the middle class.”

Republicans have warned the nation that not only the tax increases, but also the wealthy people who are needed to fund Biden’s ambitions are all going to hurt the economy.

Biden is proposing that there will be “two years of free community college, universal prekindergarten, and paid family and medical leave.” 

Democrats have hopes of including much of this program in a bill “they hope to pass through a legislative maneuver that would require just a simple majority vote.”

Biden is hoping that the “two bills move through Congress together, and Democrats are hoping to make progress this month on both.”

Meanwhile, the first lady, Jill Biden, went to visit a Washington, D.C., elementary school. She discussed the trillions of dollars that the president is proposing to be spent on “affordable childcare, preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds, larger salaries for teachers and modern school buildings with safe drinking water, along with more teachers of color and more nurses and counselors to help students with their emotional and other needs.”

Jill Biden spoke to a meeting of the American Federation of Teachers union, saying, “You and your students will continue to be one of our top priorities, not just in one legislative bill, but in everything we do.”

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