Saturday, October 16, 2021

Biden says spending bill likely won't be $3.5T this year, but 'we're going to keep coming' keep coming'
Biden repeats claim that cost to the deficit of spending package is 'zero'
President Biden on Friday maintained that his spending bill would not add to the deficit and said it likely would not reach $3.5 trillion this year, as moderate and progressive Democrats continue to debate a price tag for the package. 

But he pledged to continue to push for more spending, saying, "we're going to keep coming because the more we demonstrate it works, the more we can do."

Biden, during a visit to Connecticut Friday, touted the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, and the $3.5 trillion spending plan awaiting approval in Congress, saying they are "about strengthening the economy for decades to come." 

"Both of these bills spend out over 10 years, take the infrastructure, build all those investments and roads, bridges, highways, high-speed internet, water, clean water, everything represents less than one half of one percent of our economy each year," Biden said. "If you add it all up, and the cost of the bill…in terms of adding to the deficit, is zero." Read entire article and see video here.

Joe Manchin Has a Message for 'Self-Declared Independent Socialist' Bernie Sanders
Rebecca Downs / Townhall Tipsheet
Friday night certainly had some drama to when it comes to President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda, after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) penned an op-ed in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, which is located in Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-WV) state.
 In it, Sen. Sanders writes that the "$3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill [is] supported by President Biden and almost all Democrats in Congress." 

He also makes a plea to readers as he tries to equate West Virginia and Vermont:

The United States, and states like West Virginia and Vermont in particular, are seeing their populations age. The result: more and more older Americans and people with disabilities need home health care. They would much prefer to be around their loved ones at home rather than be forced into expensive nursing homes. This bill greatly expands home health care and makes sure that these jobs are...Read entire article and see tweets here.

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