Biden Bits: Keep The Faith

Biden Tweets Christmas Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Tuesday. Photo taken at 8:55 a.m. CA., time.

For Tuesday, December 14th, 2021, President Biden has received his daily brief. This evening he, the First Lady, the Vice President, and the Second Gentleman, will attend a holiday celebration for the DNC; the President and Vice President will deliver remarks.

President Biden has tweeted 1 time so far for Tuesday…

On September 21st, 2021, the White House published the following fact-sheet: How the Build Back Better Framework Will Support the Sandwich Generation

  • Significantly Expands the Child Tax Credit.  The Build Back Better plan increases the amount of the credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child six-years-old and above, and from $2000 to $3,600 per child for children under six.  It also makes 17-year-olds eligible for the first time, and makes the credit fully refundable on a permanent basis, so that low-income families—the families that need the credit the most—can benefit from the full tax credit.  For a family with two parents who earn a combined $100,000 per year and have two children under six, the Child Tax Credit expansion means the family’s credit would go from $4,000 total to $7,200 total, an additional $3,200 per year in tax relief.  For a family with two parents who earn a combined $24,000 per year and have two children under six, the expansion means even more; they would see roughly $4,400 in additional tax relief because the full credit was not previously available to them.

I can’t locate from the White House or just news sources the $7400 figure. Doesn’t mean it’s not a real number from somewhere, just means–I can’t find. $7200 is the closest number.

The Build Back Better framework can be found here.

When Biden Bits was posted for Monday; President Biden hadn’t tweeted. He ended-up with a Monday Tweeting Total of 6 tweets and 0 retweets.

The tweeted video is 2 minutes and 28 seconds long. It’s a combo video of his remarks he gave on December 6th, 2021, on the cost of prescription drugs and a conversation he had with Sa’ra Skipper…

From his remarks:

President Biden: I just met with the two lovely women we see in front of me today here.  And Sa’Ra Skipper, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age five; she has a sister, Shelby, who was diagnosed at age eight. She told me that affording insulin has been the challenge of her and her family’s entire life.  Sometimes she and her sister rationed doses. In 2018, Sa’Ra was no longer covered by her parents’ policy.  Although she was working two jobs, she hadn’t met her healthcare plan’s deductible.  And insulin was about $1,000 a month’s supply for her, so she started sharing her sister’s insulin from the same vial.

President Biden con’t: Working two jobs, sharing insulin from the same vial — in America?  Shame on us as a nation if we can’t do better than this.

From the conversation:

Sa’ra Skipper: My mom was not able to carry me on her insurance and then with my dad being in Virginia, he covered me sister. My grandparents and my father were sending me my sister’s prescription from Virginia to Vincennes and then paying out of pocket for her insulin so that she could have her insulin. She moved back to Indiana after she graduated high school in 2016, but it was just unfortunate. Like I was working two jobs and we’re sharing insulin from the same vial. And this is something that, you know, it’s equivalent to air, you know. I’ve never been able to pay that $1,000 ever. I’m using donations. Like if my sister has some to share, the diabetes online community.

President Biden: Well you know the burden of those of you suffering from diabetes is significant. Wondering whether you’re going to be able to have enough insulin. You shouldn’t be facing this. So that’s why I’m determined to make sure insulin does not cost more than $35 a month.

Sa’ra Skipper con’t: I’m tired. I’m 26 years old, and I just feel like I haven’t been able to really like live my life or enjoy it because I’m always worried about the next thing. I am strong and I’m confident but I’m tired.

President Biden con’t: There’s a part of being tired, even if you can afford it. Even if you can afford it all. Even if you didn’t have to worry about ever, ever having to not be able to pay for the cost of insulin to keep you healthy. There’s still a lot to worry about. You worry about children you have, you worry about the relationships, you worry about everything. And we got to to take that burden off of you. You’re too darn young to have to worry like that. It’s wrong. We’re going to try to change that. With your help, we’re going to get this done. [he asks her “okay?” she says “okay.”] So as my grandfather used to say, “keep the faith.”

The above tweeted video is 32 seconds long. The footage is from his briefing yesterday the voice over is from remarks he gave on Saturday.

President Biden: Good afternoon, folks.  Sorry to get you down here late on Saturday afternoon, but I want to provide an update on the deadly and devastating tornadoes that moved across several states in central United States, including touching down across 227 miles of Kentucky alone.

President Biden: But I want to emphasize what I told all the governors: The federal government will do everything — everything it can possibly do to help. I’ve spoken several times today with the head of FEMA — of the — the Federal Emergency Management Agency — as well as the director of FEMA, who’s already been deployed — already deployed emergency response personnel to these states, search-and-rescue teams, water and other supplies.  And FEMA is on the ground working with each of the states to assess the damages and focus on federal support where it is needed most and how we can get there most rapidly.

*President Biden: I want folks in all these states to know: We’re going to get through this.  We’re going to get through this together.  And the federal government is not going to walk away.

*they changed the order of the words*

President Biden has approved Disaster Declarations for Illinois and Tennessee. Kentucky’s was approved on Saturday and Sunday.

The below YouTube is 4 minutes and 40 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

The EO can be found here; the fact-sheet can be found here or here.

I think this is the NYCFC’s victory….I got no idea about the MLS…

The 5 minute-ish video shows highlights from the game. The video was uploaded on December 11th…

The daily brief is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. D.C., time.

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