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Biden Continues to Spend: $1.8 Trillion for ‘American Families’ Plan

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Under the guise of helping “families,” President Biden is preparing another huge tax hike. Fresh off the infrastructure package that involves $2 trillion in new government spending, Biden’s “American Families Plan” will be an additional $1.8 trillion. National Review reports Biden will unveil the massive spending package in his address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night.

Specifically, the American Families Plan “includes $400 billion to extend the existing child tax credit, $225 billion in childcare subsidies, $225 billion for a national paid family leave program, $200 billion for universal preschool, and much else” reports National Review.

A senior administration official told CNN “these are generational investments in our future, in the future of our families and the future of our kids.” To pay for the plan, “Biden intends to hike the top marginal tax rate to 39.6% for Americans with incomes above $400,000.” The tax on wealthier individuals is expected to raise $1.5 trillion over the next ten years.

One senior administration official told reporters Biden’s “plan is about cutting taxes for middle-class families, for childcare, for health care…and he believes that we should do that in a fiscally responsible way, first and foremost, by making sure the wealthiest Americans actually pay the taxes they already owe.” The official then added, “there is broad support among the American people for this approach.”

National Review sums of the reality of the so-called “fiscally responsible” approach. “Tax capital gains at the highest rate; tax capital gains at death and eliminate ‘step up in basis’ loophole, which allows revaluing of states after the individual’s death; invest $80 billion in IRS tax enforcement and compliance measures; and collect the remaining revenue from the corporate tax increases of the American Jobs Plan.”

In addition to child-focused care, the initiative also expands unemployment insurance programs. Senate Democrats demand states offer half a year of benefits at 75 percent of a worker’s former pay and provide benefits to part-time employees and those who leave their jobs with good cause.

There’s more. “Under the education investment umbrella of the bill, an extra $85 million is being allocated to Pell Grants for low-income students seeking undergraduate degrees and $9 billion to train and diversify American teachers, as well as provide two years of free community college to all Americans” reports National Review.

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  1. Terry C Harp

    April 28, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    This should not surprise anyone. The only real surprise is the scale of the graft that he is getting away with.

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Shaq Denounces ‘Celebrity-Ness’ Says They are ‘Out of Their Freaking Mind’

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal had some harsh words for celebrities and declared he is not one

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In an interview with the New York Post, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal had some harsh words for celebrities and declared he is not one. “I denounce my celebrity-ness today. I’m done with it” O’Neal told the Post while discussing his new Kellogg’s deal.

“Celebrities are crazy. I don’t want to be in that category. They are. They’re going freaking insane. Don’t call me that anymore” said O’Neal. “These people are out of their freaking mind with how they treat people, what they do, what they say. That’s never been me. I never want to be looked at like that.”

O’Neal’s Kellogg’s deal consists of his own new Frosted Flakes cereal, Crispy Cinnamon Basketballs, and partnership with Mission Tiger, which will help over 60,000 middle-schoolers.

“The Mission Tiger program pledged to purchase new sports equipment, including uniforms, for students across the U.S. The Schools involved in the mission will take place in the six cities where O’Neal played over 19 seasons – Boston, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and Phoenix” reports The Post.

O’Neal wants to be remembered for his kindness, says the 49-year-old who grew up poor in New Jersey and says he tries to do random acts of kindness at least twice per week.

Everyone gets stereotyped but celebrities get stereotyped because most of them are “our of their damn mind.” He said. “I’m a regular person that listened, that followed their dreams, made it. But just because I made it don’t mean I’m bigger than you. Just because I made it don’t mean I’m smarter than you. Just cause I have more money than you don’t mean that I’m better than you.”

 I’ve never been that way and I never will be that way. So I don’t want to be in that category of people. When they talk about Shaq, what do you say? ‘He’s a nice guy.’ Because what else can you be? You’re either nice or you’re the A-word, and I definitely won’t be looked at as the A-word,” he said.

“I want people to say, ‘Bro, he’s nice. He didn’t have an entourage. His people didn’t take my phone because I took a picture and threw it.’”

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Employees Completely Helpless as Shoplifters Walk Out With Thousands Worth of Goods at Oregon Lowes

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Social media Twitter account @libsoftiktok which states in the bio it posts “all things insane & hypocritical” posted a one-minute video showing “2 people walk out of an Oregon Lowe’s with carts of stolen merchandise. Employees look on and are unable to do anything.”

As the video plays, words highlighted red appear that read, “INCREDIBLE STATE OF OREGON, USA” and “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY.” The video takes place at a Lowes store and epitomizes the sad times we are in.

Within the first eight seconds of the video, the two robbers, with filled carts, simply stroll out of the store as if they were paying customers. The Lowes employee asks the men “can you show me the receipts?” The young man appears to flash something while saying “right here.”

The female employee then says “no, I don’t think so” knowing the men did not pay for the items. The two thieves continue to walk the carts out of the store and a second, elderly Lowes employee attempts to stop the men, shouting “hey” as he follows them.

The female employee stops the elderly male employee from pursuing the robbers saying, “it’s not worth it.” As the robbers have successfully exited the store, into the parking lot, the male recording the video then asks the employees, “doesn’t it suck you guys can’t do anything? I mean I think it’s just amazing.”

The video then shows the men in the parking lot throwing the stolen items into a red Subaru where it appears others were waiting to help. A voice can be heard explaining that the guys are packing the car with stolen goods, and another man explains it happens “every day.”

“Dude that’s thousands of dollars – I’m an electrician, bro” the videographer explains of the sheer amount of goods being stolen. The thieves close the back door and the videographer zooms in to the back of the car to show the “license tag” before the car speeds away. The red highlighted words “IF YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE, PLEASE ALERT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY” remained on the video the whole time.

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