When we give working families a break, we're not just raising their quality of life, we're putting parents in a position to earn a paycheck. We're also positioning our country to compete in the world. That's what these bills are all about. — President Joe Biden
When we give working families a break, we're not just raising their quality of life, we're putting parents in a position to earn a paycheck. We're also positioning our country to compete in the world. That's what these bills are all about. — President Joe Biden

This is what the American people want. Roads, rails, bridges — they are not Republican or Democratic. They are improvements the American people want. — White House press secretary Jen Psaki
This is what the American people want. Roads, rails, bridges — they are not Republican or Democratic. They are improvements the American people want. — White House press secretary Jen Psaki

Biden draws attention to Democrats’ popular policies and away from their messy politics
  • President Joe Biden sought to refocus public attention on how his domestic agenda will improve average Americans’ lives during a visit to Michigan on Tuesday.
  • “These bills are not about left versus right, or moderate versus progressive, or anything that pits Americans against one another,” Biden said of his dual-track infrastructure upgrade bill and social safety net expansion bill.
  • As Democrats in Washington squabble over the cost, Biden and the White House want people to focus on the bills’ individual elements, each of which tends to be popular with voters on its own.
“These bills are not about left versus right, or moderate versus progressive, or anything that pits Americans against one another,” Biden said, referring to his dual-track infrastructure upgrade bill and his social safety net expansion bill.

“These bills are about competitiveness versus complacency. They’re about opportunity versus decay. They’re about leading the world, or continue to let the world pass us by, which is literally happening,” he said.


... Instead of focusing on the cost of the bills, however, Biden and the White House want people to focus on the individual elements of the bills, each of which tends to be popular with voters on its own.

They include new subsidies to help families pay for child care, expanded paid family leave and the addition of dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare. The bill also pays for free universal pre-K, two years of free universal community college and an extension of the current, expanded child tax credit.

“Public support is right around 80% for most of these initiatives,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last Monday. “This is what the American people want. Roads, rails, bridges — they are not Republican or Democratic. They are improvements the American people want.”

... But while the messy process of legislating and negotiating is still clearly on the president’s mind, Biden did his best to ignore it Tuesday in Michigan.

“The bottom line is this,” he said. “When we give working families a break, we’re not just raising their quality of life, we’re putting parents in a position to earn a paycheck. We’re also positioning our country to compete in the world. That’s what these bills are all about.”
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