Biden Bits: I’m Working on Some Things I think Will Help

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It’s Thursday.

There are now 10 days until Halloween!

For Thursday, October 21st, 2021, President Biden has received his daily brief. This morning just before noon D.C., time, President Biden and Vice President Harris will deliver remarks at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Late this afternoon President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Baltimore, Maryland, where the President will participate in a CNN Town Hall.

President Biden has tweeted 5 times so far for Thursday. 

The Editorial Board for the Baltimore Sun wrote President Biden a Dear Joe letter…

Dear President Biden,
Wait, that seems a little formal. Can we call you Joe? How about “neighbor?” After all those years representing Delaware in the U.S. Senate, we think of you as a near-Marylander. How many times have you been in Baltimore? We’re guessing thousands over the decades, given that it’s a stop on Amtrak between Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington, D.C., and passenger rail is your favored mode of transportation. And so news that you’ve agreed to appear in a CNN Town Hall from Baltimore on Thursday, your first official appearance in Charm City since you got the new White House gig, got us thinking we might be able to pass you this note. Read it now or read it later. We trust you won’t forget the state that gave you a whopping 65.4% of the vote last November. Baltimore voters went 8-to-1 for you, by the way, but who’s counting? We just thought, well, maybe you needed a little reminder.


Republicans sometimes call these proposals a liberal wishlist, but the question is: Why isn’t it everyone’s wish list to have affordable prescription drugs or make preschool within the financial grasp of working class families? Or to expand free school meals or do more to fill the teacher shortage? Sorry, Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, such initiatives don’t seem like a waste of tax dollars, they seem more like an overdue effort to bridge the unsustainable gap between this country’s haves and have-nots. And as for the liberals like Sen. Bernie Sanders, please take note: We don’t care whether you get everything on your list or if the total package falls well short of $3.5 trillion. Make a deal. Send help to cities like Baltimore now. We aren’t much interested in the impact on midterm elections or the presidential campaign of 2024. That’s just politics. Native daughter Nancy Pelosi (Institute of Notre Dame Class of 1958) knows what we’re talking about.


We’re realistic. Presidents usually come to Baltimore for a photo op, perhaps to show up at Fort McHenry as Donald Trump did last year or make a speech in a downtown hotel and then be whisked back to the White House. But if you ever get the chance, we think you’d be better served sitting down at a kitchen table at the home of a city teacher or nurse’s aide or secretary or construction laborer and hearing what their lives are like right now, what their finances are like, what challenges they face raising families and just making ends meet. Same with members of Congress. Feel free to invite some along. Get your economic agenda for the working person done, Mr. President, and on the next visit, the coffee is on us.
P.S. Anderson Cooper can buy his own.

Baltimore Sun. 10/19/2021.

Build Back Better agenda info can be found here or here.

When Biden Bits was published for Wednesday, President Biden had tweeted 2 times. He added 7 tweets giving him a Wednesday Tweeting Total of 9 tweets and 0 retweets.


The YouTube is 52 minutes and 41 seconds. President Biden begins his remarks at the 3 minute and 27 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.

While he sent the above tweet prior to remarks and the below during his remarks. We do find text that matches both tweets from his remarks.

President Biden: So, when I ran for President, I came back to Scranton. I came back to Scranton. And I started here in Scranton. And I resolved to bring Scranton values to bear, to make a fundamental shift in how our economy works for working people, to build the economy from the ground up and the middle out, and not from the top down. I’ve never known a time when the middle class has done well and the wealthy haven’t done very, very well. I’ve never known such a time.

President Biden: I ran for President — (applause) — I ran for President saying it was time to rebuild the backbone of the nation. And by that, I was very precise: The middle class has been the backbone of this nation. I couldn’t have been any clearer. That’s why I wrote both these bills in the first place and took them to the people. I campaigned on them, and the American people spoke. I ran — they have no doubt about what I ran on. Both these bills were all what I talked about. But guess what? Eighty-one million people voted for me. More people voted than at any time in American history. (Applause.)

President Biden: Look, no matter how long you live here in Scranton, it’s a place that climbs into your heart and it never really leaves you. And that’s the God’s truth. You know, it’s like that old saying goes, “You can take the boy out of Scranton, but you can’t take Scranton out of the boy.” There’s something special about it. And I believe that home is where your character is etched, and I really mean that.

President Biden: I couldn’t have been any clearer. That’s why I wrote both these bills in the first place and took them to the people. I campaigned on them, and the American people spoke.

President Biden: And their voices deserve to be heard, not to be denied, or worse, be ignored.

President Biden: How can we compete in the world if millions of American parents, especially moms, who can’t join the workforce because they can’t afford the cost of childcare or eldercare, or they have to stay home?

President Biden: Look, it’s going to cut the cost of childcare for most Pennsylvania families in half. No middle-income family will pay more than 7 percent of their income on childcare under my proposal. Seven percent. (Applause.)


The White House published the following Presidential Statement:

The United States Senate needs to act to protect the sacred constitutional right to vote, which is under unrelenting assault by proponents of the Big Lie and Republican Governors, Secretaries of State, Attorneys-General, and state legislatures across the nation.

It is urgent. Democracy – the very soul of America – is at stake.  
Today, Senate Democrats would like to start debate on the Freedom to Vote Act. Senate Democrats have worked hard to ensure this bill includes traditionally bipartisan provisions. But Senate Republicans are likely to block even debate on the bill, as they have before on previous voting rights bills. It’s unconscionable. 

The right to vote – to vote freely, to vote fairly, and to have your vote counted – is fundamental. It should be simple and straightforward. Let there be a debate and let there be a vote. 

White 10/20/2021.

He gave her flowers and a framed photo. We can’t really see what photo…

But Happy Belated Birthday VP Harris…

I’m sorry…not really…but yeah…LOL…

The daily press briefing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. D.C., time.

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