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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 05:24 PM

Biden gives some clues on potential compromises to his social safety net plan

Source: CNN

By Maegan Vazquez and Kaitlan Collins,

(CNN)President Joe Biden laid out areas of potential compromise to his massive 10-year spending plan during a speech on Friday at a childcare center in Connecticut.

"I'm convinced we're going to get this done," Biden said of the ongoing negotiations during the first stop of his trip in Hartford. "We're not going to get $3.5 trillion. We'll get less than that. But we'll get it. And we'll come back and get the rest."

Earlier in the speech, which was aimed at highlighting his administration's childcare proposals in the plan, Biden also suggested free community college may be an area that gets cut.

"I don't know that I can get it done, but I also have proposed free community college, like you've done here in the state of Connecticut, to help students from lower-income families attend community college (and) four-year schools."



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/15/politics/connecticut-trip-joe-biden/index.html

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Reply Biden gives some clues on potential compromises to his social safety net plan (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 15 OP
aocommunalpunch Oct 15 #1
BlueIdaho Oct 15 #2
airplaneman Oct 15 #5
BlueIdaho Oct 15 #6
Deminpenn Oct 16 #9
BlueIdaho Oct 16 #10
Fiendish Thingy Oct 15 #3
question everything Oct 15 #4
cstanleytech Oct 15 #7
Chin music Oct 16 #12
SKKY Oct 16 #8
BlueIdaho Oct 16 #11
wryter2000 Oct 16 #14
wryter2000 Oct 16 #13

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 05:47 PM

1. LMAO

"Come back and get the rest"? Really? That ship sailed weeks ago.

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Response to aocommunalpunch (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 06:24 PM

2. Not Necessarily

Instead of looking for 3.5 Trillion over ten years, the idea is to get 1.75 Trillion over five years. If that succeeds, a repeat of the process five years from now could be an easy get.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 08:01 PM

5. This seem the best idea to me

In five years we either have a better majority where it will not be a problem to do it for another five years or the R's will be in charge and they will kill it anyhow.
-Airplane

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Response to airplaneman (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 08:29 PM

6. I agree

Plus people like Sinema and Manchin are totally focused on the final number rather than the programs those numbers represent.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:01 AM

9. The idea is that once people have something they like,

they don't want to give it up.

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:51 AM

10. Exactly. nt.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 07:56 PM

3. Unfortunately, the saboteurs have their knives out for their donors' hit list

Prescriptions, tax hikes on the rich, ending fossil fuel subsidies/blocking renewables…that’s what they want killed. If Biden was only proposing a trillion for free college, I bet it would pass without too much drama…

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 08:01 PM

4. Just separate the bills already!

The Infrastructure bill passed the Senate. It will be the crown jewel in the next midterm and presidential elections.

The bundle will never pass and will be heralded as incompetency of the Democrats.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 10:23 PM

7. Something is better than nothing but considering how much better it could have been

I cannot help but be angered at two of our own Senators that essentially sided with the Republicans and helped sink it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 03:26 AM

8. As someone brilliantly stated on Lawrence's show the other night...

..."Stop selling the ingredients, and start selling the brownies." How we talk about this doesn't help our cause one bit.

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Response to SKKY (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:53 AM

11. Excellent Point

Virtually no one knows what benefits are involved here.

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Response to SKKY (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:36 AM

14. This isn't about how we talk about it

It's about what CNN will report. According to them, it's a "massive 10-year spending plan." I'm sure Biden's speech was about the brownies, but look how that gets translated into "news." How many people have to time to listen to his speeches? How many people could even have found a way to listen to his speech? If they have to get their information from CNN, et al., what they're going to get is "massive 10-year spending plan" and how the negotiations are going. Negotiating with ourselves, by the way. "Democrats in disarray."

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:30 AM

13. Not meant to criticize you, Omaha Steve

This is what's wrong with our media:

"...his massive 10-year spending plan." At least, they mentioned it was 10-year. It's not a spending plan, CNN, you assholes. It's a plan to make people's lives better.

"Earlier in the speech, which was aimed at highlighting the administrations's childcare proposals..." Why not cover what some of those were? Why is that all we hear except for what might get cut?

And the Carville's of the world are out there screaming, "Biden isn't selling it!" How can he sell it, if this is how it's reported?

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