This is it, we’ve reached President Biden’s 100 days in office, which everyone else celebrated on Thursday, but that’s okay, we like being different around here.
For day 100/101 ( 😉 )–President Biden will have received his daily brief. This afternoon President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will depart D.C., and travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At 2:30 p.m. D.C., time President Biden will deliver remarks at an event marking Amtrak’s 50th Anniversary. After his remarks the President and First Lady will head to their home in Delaware.
This article will be the last article that features a days in office count, so far for his first 100 days on Twitter, the President has tweeted, according to Twitters count, not my own, 627 times. The count includes re-tweets. His first tweet was sent on January 14th, 2021 in which he announced that @POTUS would be his official government account. The account is following 12 people. 11 out of those 12 accounts are senior-White House officials accounts. One of the accounts is his wife’s account.
Twitter decided that President Biden’s account would start at 0 followers, in his first 100 day’s his account has reached 10.4 million followers.
Thursday President Biden tweeted 1 more time adding to his 4 tweets covered in Thursday’s Open Thread. This gives President Biden a total of 5 tweets and 0 retweets for Thursday.
2:38 p.m. D.C., time he shared a video snip from his Joint-Address to Congress.
The video is 29 seconds long.
President Biden (from the 29 seconds long video): how do we pay for my Jobs and Family Plan? I made it clear, we can do it without increasing the deficits. Let’s start with what I will not do: I will not impose any tax increase on people making less than $400,000. It’s — but it’s time for corporate America and the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans to just begin to pay their fair share. Just their fair share.
The tweeted texted comes from his remarks on Wednesday, after the above snipped video; I will not add a tax burden — an additional tax burden to the middle class in this country. They’re already paying enough. I believe what I propose is fair — fiscally responsible…
On Friday President Biden has tweeted so far 2 times and retweeted 0 times.
Ahead of his speech on Wednesday President Biden released his American Families Plan.
The American Families Plan fact-sheet.
The background press call by Senior Administration Officials regarding the plan can be found here. The names of the officials offering the background briefings are redacted. And typically the press call is embargoed until the day after the call.
The American Families Plan fact-sheet on how the plan advances equity and racial justice can be found here.
The American Families Plan fact-sheet on how the plan will support, children, teachers, and working families in rural America can be found here.
The video shared is 2 minutes and 16 seconds long and features Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice.
The Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice: I’m Susan Rice Director of the Domestic Policy Council and I’m here to breakdown the American Families Plan.
What is the America Families Plan?
The Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice says: The American Families Plan is a once in a generation $1.8 trillion investment in American families and children. How they’re going to pay for school, how they’re going to pay for health care, child care, how they’re going to care for a loved one when they get sick or injured.
How will we pay for the plan?
The Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice says: Well I think it’s important for American’s to understand how we will pay for this. We will pay for this through a combination of making the richest Americans pay their fair share in taxes. But it’s really important to understand that nobody earning less than $400,000 will see their taxes go up.
How does the plan impact education?
The Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice says: The American Families Plan will make a historic investment. Two years of free preschool for 3 and 4 year-olds. And two years of community college. And if you are a Pell Grant recipient, your Pell Grant, maximum, will go up 20 percent.
What does the plan do for health care?
The Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice says: For all Americans who wish to purchase a health care plan on their own, the American Rescue Plan reduced premiums for those signing up on the ACA or who already had coverage on the ACA. So in the American Families Plan, we make that permanent. Those savings will remain in Americans pockets in the form of reduced health care premiums.
What direct support does the plan include?
The Director of the Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice says: The plan will expand access to child care. So that families earning 150 percent or less of the state median income will never have to pay more than 7 percent of their total income for child care. For any number of reasons that Americas may need pay family medical leave we’re going to make that possible, up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave. If you want to learn more about the American Families Plan, go to whitehouse.gov/AmericanFamiliesPlan.
11:04 a.m. D.C., time he shares an old photo of himself on a train.
Live Feed to his remarks on the 50th Anniversary of Amtrak. The White House.
The daily press briefing is an Air Force One gaggle.
While the daily count of days in office is over, we will or I will, still continue covering the tweets, because he is continuing to tweet, the new normal started by former Impeached no name, a new normal I wish had died with him.
This is an Open Thread.
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! I’ll catch on the flip side.