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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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Real estate websites Redfin, Realtor.com will no longer display crime data ‘due to racial bias concerns’

The woke culture is not only a facilitator for crime, but it also protects criminals and endangers citizens

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The woke culture is not only a facilitator for crime, but it also protects criminals and endangers citizens. Two popular homebuying websites, Zillow and Redfin, are the latest companies to kowtow to a weak and sensitive culture.

Redfin and Realtor.com both “put forth announcements on the same day back in December that their sites will no longer display or gather any crime data for the neighborhoods covered within them due to racial bias concerns” reports Steadfastandloyal.com.

In a blog post, CEO of Realtor.com David Doctorow wrote the company is attempting to “break down those hurdles” of discrimination in homeownership. “For example, earlier this month, we removed the crime map layer from all search results on Realtor.com to rethink the safety information we share on Realtor.com and how we can best integrate it as part of a consumer’s home search experience,” stated Doctorow.

“In the weeks and months ahead, we plan to examine closely what neighborhood safety means for buyers and renters who use our site so we can reimagine how we integrate safety data on Realtor.com. Our goal is to ensure we are providing consumers with the most valuable, fair and accurate neighborhood data so they can make informed decisions about where they want to rent or purchase their next home,” added Doctorow.

In a blog post on the same day, the chief growth officer for Redfin, Christian Taubman, wrote Redfin was entirely aware that people want to know “whether they’ll feel safe in a given home or neighborhood,” but “the data available don’t allow us to speak accurately to that question, and given the long history of redlining and racist housing covenants in the United States there’s too great a risk of this inaccuracy reinforcing racial bias.”

“We believe that Redfin–and all real estate sites–should not show neighborhood crime data,” Taubman stated.

Taubman went on to inaccuracies of crime reporting as an excuse for not adding the information to its website. “In the 2019 survey, people reporting crimes were more likely to describe their offender as young, male, and Black than would be expected given the representation of those groups in the population,” he said.

Taubman concluded, “in this case we’re confident that the crime data that are available today ought not to be on Redfin or any other real estate site.”

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Chicago 911 Dispatcher says ‘All Hell Has Broken Loose’ Crime is ‘Nonstop’

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The liberal run city of Chicago is in a downward spiral suffocated by crime. Few understand what is happening better than 911 dispatchers who have the impossible task of listening to people suffer through crimes, yet unable to help them due to liberal policies creating a violent crime epidemic and police shortage.

Keith Thornton posted a video to Facebook last week saying Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is “a disgrace.” Thornton took it upon himself to warn citizens about which Chicago police district is unavailable due to the staffing shortages.

In an interview with Fox & Friends Thornton said that “all hell has broken loose” in Chicago while local officials have failed to act. “It’s been shenanigans, and it’s just nonstop, day after day. It doesn’t matter if it’s morning time, evening time, whatever –at all hours of the day, there is a massive amount of crime taking place within the city of Chicago.”

“When I’m getting text messages from officers telling me that they’re scared and afraid for their safety because they’re working by themselves, and then the beat next to them would normally back them up, they’re not even there because the cars are down. That’s a problem. It’s a safety concern” Thornton said in an interview with Chicago’s WLS-TV.

Chicago Police Department data shows homicides, shootings, thefts and criminal sexual assaults are all up drastically compared to last year. Lightfoot has not only been a proponent of defunding the police, she also behaved viciously towards law enforcement.

After Chicago Police Officer Ella French was killed during a routine traffic stop, Lightfoot blamed “guns and the violence they bring” for her death. When Lightfoot visited French’s partner who was wounded and fighting for his life at the time at the hospital, dozens of officers at the hospital turned their back on the mayor.

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