Bernie Sanders–Why We Need the $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Package
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Here is some of what is in the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package that the Senate Budget Committee agreed to: We are going to end the days of billionaires not paying their fair share of taxes by closing loopholes, while also raising the individual tax rate on the wealthiest Americans and the corporate tax rate for the most profitable companies in our country.
We will take on the greed of the pharmaceutical industry, which charges U.S. residents the highest prices in the world by far for prescription drugs. Under our proposal, Medicare will finally be allowed to negotiate prescription drug prices with the industry.
We will end the absurdity of the U.S. having the highest levels of childhood poverty of almost any major nation by extending the Child Tax Credit so families continue to receive monthly direct payments of up to $300 a child. We will radically improve our dysfunctional child-care system so that no working family pays more than 7% of its pretax income on child care, and we will provide universal pre-K to every 3- and 4-year-old.
We will expand higher education and job-training opportunities for students by making community college tuition-free for all Americans.
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction
August 6, 2021 at 11:10 AM #439051Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Or raise the minimum wage. Or implement expanded Medicare for All. Or cut the defense budget. Or call for impeachment hearings on Joe Biden because he started yet another illegal war.
Or stand up to their Fascist party leadership on anything. Because they are all corrupt. Every single one of them.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton
August 6, 2021 at 5:11 PM #439089sadoldgirlParticipant
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So what?! Nothing will happen, but they will claim
that they tried. Another hypocritical proposal for
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