Biden to unveil 'caregiving' plan for young kids, older Americans

  

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Biden to unveil 'caregiving' plan for young kids, older Americans
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Biden to unveil 'caregiving' plan for young kids, older Americans


Biden's campaign puts the price tag at $775 billion over 10 years.

Former Vice President Joe Biden talks with a young boy during a campaign event on Feb. 10 in Gilford, N.H. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden will announce a new plank of his economic recovery plan Tuesday, focused on boosting the nation's workforce of caregivers and early childhood educators.

The plan aims to ensure American families have access to affordable child care and builds on the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's earlier promise of free preschool for all three- and four-year-olds, by way of federal funding, extra tax credits and subsidies provided on a sliding scale.

The proposal would also expand access to care for older Americans and those with disabilities.

Biden's campaign puts the price tag at $775 billion over 10 years and says it would be fully covered by rolling back tax breaks for real estate investors with incomes over $400,000 and taking steps to increase tax compliance for high-income earners.

The plan calls for building energy-efficient child care facilities, including in workplaces. The former vice president is also proposing to boost pay, benefits and training for caregivers and early childhood educators, while ensuring they have the choice to join unions and collectively bargain.

Along with pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds, Biden wants to offer low-income and middle-classfamilies a tax credit of up to $8,000 to help pay for child care. He proposes to subsidize child care on a sliding scale forfamilies that prefer that option over the tax credit.

The plan also calls for expanded access to after-school, weekend and summer care for families with school-age children, as well as investments in child care and wraparound services at community college, plus greater access to Department of Defense child care for military families.

Biden's campaign says his plan would put 3 million Americans to work in new care and education jobs, while providing families up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave"


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JBB
1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

Joe Cares!

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.1  Gordy327  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

Let's see: education,  healthcare, and jobs? Doesn't sound too shabby to me.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2  Greg Jones    2 weeks ago

Joe cares!    while ensuring they have the choice to join unions and collectively bargain......

Like hell he does, he's simply pandering for votes. Would this be on top of AOC's Green New Deal and Medicare for Everybody?

 while providing families up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave"

Who's going to pay for all of Joe's largesse?

 
 
 
JBB
2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Greg Jones @2    2 weeks ago

You can read Joe's plan if you have questions...

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
2.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Greg Jones @2    2 weeks ago

Hell.... Who's going to pay for all of Trump's tax cuts for the wealthy.......

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @2.2    2 weeks ago

The same folks who will pay for Biden's hare-brained schemes.

US Federal Taxpayers, as usual.

So that leaves out close to 40% of the population.

So that makes your answer about 60% of US Federal Taxpayers.

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
2.2.2  Adam_Selene  replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

Actually that deserves it's own seed just to discuss health care.

1. If you opt out of your employer's health care plan, your employer would be required to pay the government (a tax) the money they were paying to the insurance company and listed as part of your benefit package.

2. You would pay as additional tax, the amount you are currently paying to your employer's insurance company.

So yes - taxes would go up but you would not necessarily  be out more money. Depends on how skillfully it was done.

Insurance companies would not necessarily be left out in the cold. The government could subcontract them to do some of the processing and administration. There would be profit - just not the profit needed for massive CEO salaries.

There was a time that Democrats and Republicans would have thrashed this out and come to a compromise.

That's never going to happen again in my lifetime. The winner of the next election will decide.

 
 
 
Kathleen
2.3  Kathleen  replied to  Greg Jones @2    2 weeks ago

Taxes will go sky high.... 

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.3.1  Gordy327  replied to  Kathleen @2.3    2 weeks ago

If politicians were smart, they would review the US budget and skim off wasteful or unnecessary expenditures and reallocate funds where possible. No matter who plans what, any plan is going to cost $$$. There's no way around that. It's just a matter of how to most efficiently raise funding.

 
 
 
Kathleen
2.3.2  Kathleen  replied to  Gordy327 @2.3.1    2 weeks ago

How do you raise funding?

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.3.3  Gordy327  replied to  Kathleen @2.3.2    2 weeks ago

Exactly as I mentioned in my reply. The funds are already there.its just a matter of how best to free them up.

 
 
 
Kathleen
2.3.4  Kathleen  replied to  Gordy327 @2.3.3    2 weeks ago

We will be paying for it, just watch and see.

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.3.5  Gordy327  replied to  Kathleen @2.3.4    2 weeks ago

Oh I know we'll be paying for it. We always do.

 
 
 
dennis smith
2.3.6  dennis smith  replied to  Gordy327 @2.3.1    2 weeks ago

You said it exactly right "If politicians were smart........."

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.3.7  Gordy327  replied to  dennis smith @2.3.6    2 weeks ago

Big, big "if."

 
 
 
Adam_Selene
2.4  Adam_Selene  replied to  Greg Jones @2    2 weeks ago

Actually, Republicans support paid family leave - they just want to pay for it with the user's future Social Security Benefits. It's kind of a two-fer, Family Leave and destroy SS  at the same time.

 
 
 
dennis smith
2.5  dennis smith  replied to  Greg Jones @2    2 weeks ago

Joe doesn't have a plan, what he says is the result of puppeteers Pelosi, Schumer and Cortez pulling his strings.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.5.1  Tessylo  replied to  dennis smith @2.5    2 weeks ago

What's tRump's plan?

 
 
 
dennis smith
2.5.2  dennis smith  replied to  Tessylo @2.5.1    2 weeks ago

Lowest unemployment in history for all, tax reductions, $$ to Black colleges etc. It is on a much longer list that has been on NT many times. Do try to keep up.

 
 
 
charger 383
3  charger 383    2 weeks ago

Giving stuff away to get votes

 
 
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