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Tue Jul 21, 2020, 11:33 PM

BIDEN Proposed Massive Plan On Tuesday To Create 3 Mill Jobs, Improve Care For Children, Elderly

July 21, 2020. Excerpts: Ed.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP)- Joe Biden offered a massive plan on Tuesday to create 3 million jobs and improve care for children and the elderly as he accused President Donald Trump of having “quit” on the country during a deadly pandemic.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee promised to spend more than three quarters of a trillion dollars — $775 billion over 10 years — to increase tax credits for low-income families, bolster care-giving services for veterans and other seniors and provide preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds. “This is about easing the squeeze on working families” and showing families the “dignity and respect they deserve,” he said during a speech in New Castle, Delaware.
It’s the third plank of Biden’s larger economic recovery plan, following a $2 trillion environmental proposal he released last week and a $700 billion package unveiled the week before seeking to increase government purchasing of U.S.-based goods and invest in new research and development. Biden is attempting to illustrate for voters how the coronavirus can present opportunities for job growth and new policy priorities in contrast to Trump, who has promised to rebuild the economy stronger than ever but otherwise struggled to articulate what he hopes to accomplish with a second term.

“For all his bluster about his expertise about the economy, he’s unable to explain how he’ll help working families hit the hardest,” Biden said. He added that Trump “failed his most important test as an American president: the duty to care for you, for all of us.” “He’s quit on you. He’s quit on this country,” Biden said. “A president’s supposed to care, to lead, to take responsibility, to never give up.”..“We’re trapped within a caregiving crisis, within an economic crisis, within a health care crisis,” Biden said. “You’re doing everything you can, but this president is not.”

Biden promised to pay for his latest plan by reducing tax breaks for real estate investors with annual incomes of more than $400,000, while increasing compliance with existing tax law for high earners. As he spoke, the Trump reelection campaign released a statement accusing Biden of embracing an “unaffordable left-wing agenda” that would force him to raise taxes on the middle class. Biden has vowed not to do that but has endorsed rolling back the GOP-led tax cuts that are the Trump administration’s signature policy accomplishment.
Biden’s campaign also announced a $15 million advertising buy that will feature three television spots as well as ads for radio and digital platforms and target battlegrounds Trump won in 2016. The campaign is increasing spending in states including AZ, FL, MI, NC, PA and WI, while adding national cable advertising on news and sports channels — including at times when the Major League Baseball season opens later this week.

Throughout his speech, Biden continued what has become a centerpiece of his campaign, working to project empathy and tying families struggling to cope with the health and economic crisis.. Biden vows to provide for the estimated 800,000 people waiting for home and community services under Medicaid. He wants to expand alternatives to institutional care for all older Americans while helping veterans by filling tens of thousands of vacancies at Veterans Affairs facilities around the country. And he’s pledging to train and hire 150,000 new community health workers in underserved communities and 35,000 more to combat the opioid crisis besides creating a 100,000-member public health job corps...https://apnews.com/207bab4b882db908fd93e0ae587748ee

- 'With Sweeping $775 Billion Investment in Child and Elder Care, Biden Goes Big to End 'Caregiving Crisis'
"If we truly want to reward work in this country, we have to ease the financial burden of care that families are carrying," the presumptive Democratic nominee said.

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