Biden Gets Booed In Hometown After Saying This About Spending Bill

Written By BlabberBuzz | Thursday, 21 October 2021 12:00

President Biden traveled to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to pitch his agenda amid reports that he has privately informed Democratic lawmakers that he will slash his proposed spending plan by nearly a trillion dollars in an effort to garner support from both progressives and moderate Democrats in Congress to get the package approved.

The president laid out the impact of the bipartisan infrastructure plan as well as his Build Back Better agenda on Pennsylvania. When speaking with the crowd he said American's should not focus on the numbers, totalling 5.2 Trillion as of now, saying they should focus on what they get out of it. The statement was met with a chorus of boo's, something Biden is unfamiliar with in the Pennsylvania town where he was born.

According to a White House memo, if approved, the bipartisan infrastructure plan would give Pennsylvania more than $11 billion for federal-aid highways and $1.6 billion for bridges. The plan would also give the state nearly $3 billion to improve public transportation options.

As for the Build Back Better package, the White House promised it "will make life better for millions of working families in Pennsylvania" by providing tax cuts for families with children and tax cuts for childless workers.

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 JOHN EASTMAN ALREADY PLEAD THE FIFTH AHEAD OF JAN 6 COMMITTEE APPEARANCEbell_image

As for education, the president is expected to present how his agenda will help families to pay for child care and make the pitch for "universal, high-quality" pre-K, saying the passage of his bill will make that "a reality."

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 NO CHOICE: UNIVERSITIES BANNING STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE BOOSTERbell_image

The president also pitched at least two years of free community college to all students and highlight that his plan would expand the maximum Pell Grants for student borrowers.Biden is also expected to highlight how his plan could lower housing costs and increase the supply of affordable housing. This too was met with chants of disagreement and more jeers. Although overall he was received positively.

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The president’s expected pitch to Pennsylvanians comes after he reportedly detailed a potential deal for the spending proposal of between $1.75 trillion and $1.9 trillion.

The revised package includes many of the original plan’s signature proposals. However, sources told the Washington Post the details were still subject to change.

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 MUST WATCH: BIDEN'S BEHAVIOR SHOWS JUST HOW LITTLE HE THINKS OF HIS OWN RULESbell_image

The latest spending benchmark indicates Biden and other Democratic leaders have made significant cuts to their vast spending plan to achieve a compromise that satisfies both moderate and progressive Democratic lawmakers. Democratic leaders have set an Oct. 31 deadline to reach an agreement on the spending plan and a separate $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal.

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During the White House daily briefing Tuesday, press secretary Jen Psaki insisted the administration was "continuing to make progress" toward an agreement, with Biden playing a leading role in negotiations.

It’s unclear if House progressives will back a spending plan at the lower end of the proposed range. Progressives have pushed Democratic leaders not to reduce the spending plan’s scope, even if it meant funding programs over shorter periods of time.

"Look, it’s not the number that we want," the Washington state Democrat House Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal expressed optimism. "We have consistently tried to make it as high as possible, but at the end of the day, the idea that we can do these programs, a multitude of programs that actually get them going so they deliver immediate transformational benefits to people is what we’re focused on."

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