When Biden Bits was posted for Friday, President Biden had tweeted 3 times. He added 2 tweets giving him a Friday Tweeting Total of 5 tweets and 0 retweets.
On Friday, President Biden offered remarks from Greensboro, North Carolina–the White House still has not posted a transcript of those remarks…
President Biden: (22:01) All told, thus far we’ve created 365,000 new manufacturing job in America just last year. That’s the best year for US manufacturing in the last 30 years. And even you students who are younger, how many when you were coming up and you hear your parents talk about, “Manufacturing is dead in America? Not going to happen in America.” There’s not a thing, not a single thing, America cannot do. Not a single thing where we can’t out compete the rest of the world. I mean it. Not a single thing. We set our mind to it. Good paying jobs. Jobs you can raise a family on. Jobs that can’t be outsourced.
NBC News reported on April 11th, 2022, that; The families of five people killed in the mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility by a former employee in April 2021 are suing the shipping giant and its security contractor, saying the rampage was “preventable.”
They go on to say that the suit was filed by the families of the victims; Amarjeet Johal, Amarjit Sekhon, Jasvinder Kaur, John Weisert and Karlie Smith.
The families say that FedEx and Securitas Security Service were aware of the threat of a potential mass shooting at the FexEx facility in Indianapolis near the airport. The suit seeks unspecified damages.
NBC News went on to say; The suit alleges that early during the incident on April 15, 2021, the shooter “began banging on a door and causing a disturbance,” that he was displaying “warning signs of a potentially dangerous individual and a possible volatile individual” and that Securitas employees then failed to “observe or in any way monitor” him while he left the facility entrance, retrieved his gun and opened fire in the parking lot.
Saturday’s Tweeting Total is 2 tweets and 0 retweets.
The 1 minute and 39 second video of his meeting with Fred Guttenberg, who’s daughter was killed in the Parkland school shooting, took place on April 11th, 2022, when President Biden announced actions to fight gun violence.
In the clip, President Biden calls Fred Guttenberg’s wife as that day was their wedding information. He tells the story of President Biden speaking with two of the Parkland dads, that he shared in the above tweet.
On April 15th, 2022, President Biden released a statement on Unemployment rates:
Americans are getting back to work in every corner of the country in record numbers. Right now, 17 states are at or tied with the lowest unemployment rate they’ve ever had – and 20 states have jobless rates below 3%. Over the last year, the unemployment rate dropped in every state and many states have reached historic lows. These aren’t just numbers on a page: these are millions of Americans back at work and able to support themselves and their families with good-paying jobs and enjoy the dignity a job provides.
This wasn’t an accident: this was the direct result of my economic plan to grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out. There’s still more work to do to build on this recovery and bring down costs for working families – and my Administration is working on that every day – but we can’t lose sight of how far, and how quickly, we’ve come.White House.gov. 04/15/2022.
On April 1st, 2022, the BLS released the March Jobs Report, where they said unemployment was at 3.6 percent.
The next Jobs Report release is scheduled for May 6th, 2022.
Easter Sunday’s Tweeting Total is 1 tweet and 0 retweets.
His full statement:
Jill and I join fellow Christians around the world in celebrating Easter Sunday — a day of joy and hope, of renewal and rebirth.
Once again, Holy Week has taken us on a journey from sorrow to salvation. As we reflect today on Christ’s Resurrection, we are reminded that with faith, hope, and love — even death can be defeated.
And, as we emerge from this pandemic, we are grateful that so many are able to celebrate this day of joy and renewal with services and family gatherings in person and together again. But we know this Holy Day falls on heavy hearts for those who have lost loved ones and those among us living in the dark shadow of war, persecution, and poverty.
On this day and each day, we pray for them, and for peace, freedom, and the basic dignity and respect for all of God’s children. As we look ahead with His blessing, may we share a common hope for the future, reaffirm love and compassion for one another, and cherish the blessing of the dawn of new possibilities.
From our family to yours, we wish you hope, health, joy, and the peace of God, which passes all understanding.White House.gov. 04/17/2022.
Happy Easter and may God bless and keep you.
For Monday, April 18th, 2022, The President and The First Lady deliver remarks; The President, The First Lady, The Vice President, and The Second Gentleman attend the 2022 White House Easter “EGGucation” Roll. This afternoon President Biden will receive his daily brief.
President Biden has tweeted 2 times so far…
Yes, today is Tax Day…
The White House posted the following fact-sheet; This Tax Day, the President Is Fighting to Reward Work, Not Wealth, While Republicans Want to Increase Taxes on the Middle Class.
This Tax Day, the difference in approach between the President and Congressional Republicans couldn’t be clearer. The President is fighting for tax cuts for the middle class and to ensure that the super wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share, while Congressional Republicans, led by Senator Scott, are proposing big tax increases on middle-class families.
President Biden’s plan would give tax relief to tens of millions of families—continuing the tax relief families are seeing this Tax Day—and he’d apply new minimum taxes on billionaires and large corporations to make sure they’re paying their fair share. He wouldn’t raise taxes by a penny on anyone making less than $400,000.
In contrast, Congressional Republicans would continue the big handouts they’ve given to the richest Americans and largest corporations and implement a Middle-Class Tax Increase. Congressional Republicans’ plan will increase middle-class families’ taxes an average of nearly $1,500 this year alone and take $100 billion out of the hands of middle-class families each year.
Not only that – but the Republican plan would eliminate Social Security and Medicare. The President believes we have a sacred commitment to our nation’s seniors, while the Republican plan puts that at risk.White House.gov. 04/18/2022.
The President’s Tax Plan Ensures That Corporations and Billionaires Pay Their Fair Share and Delivers Tax Relief to Middle-Class Families
In recent years, both billionaires and the largest corporations have paid an average tax rate of just 8 percent. That’s less than what a teacher and firefighter can pay. The President’s plan would fix that, and give middle-class families the tax relief they deserve.
President Biden is calling on Congress to pass legislation requiring the wealthiest American households to pay a minimum of 20 percent on all of their income, including unrealized investment income that currently is untaxed. The richest Americans could no longer do what they can now—and often pay no tax whatsoever or very little tax on their income and too often escape paying income tax forever. The tax will apply only to the top one-one hundredth of one percent (0.01%) of American households — those worth over $100 million, and over half of hundreds of billions raised would come from households worth more than $1 billion.
The President has also proposed repealing the 2017 Republican tax giveaways for the wealthiest Americans by restoring the top income tax rate for those making more than $400,000.
The President believes that profitable corporations shouldn’t pay a lower tax bill than a middle-class family, and shouldn’t be able to avoid taxes by shipping jobs and profits overseas. The President is championing a 15 percent corporate minimum tax here and around the world to ensure that no large profitable corporation gets away with paying $0 in taxes and reversing the massive 2017 Republican tax cuts, by increasing the corporate tax rate to 28 percent.
And, the President is fighting for continued middle-class tax relief, especially as the middle class and working people deal with global inflation. Because of the American Rescue Plan, millions of middle-class families are receiving well deserved tax cuts through the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, Affordable Care Act Premium Tax Credits, and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. Families are benefitting from these tax cuts right now as they file their taxes on this Tax Day. The President is proposing extending that tax relief because he believes that middle-class families already pay enough in taxes.White House.gov. 04/18/2022.
Republican Middle-Class Tax Increase and Threat to Social Security and Medicare
After delivering almost $2 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations with their 2017 tax law, Congressional Republicans, led by Senator Rick Scott, are following up by proposing $100 billion per year in tax increases on middle-class families. According to independent analysis, around 75 million American families—96 percent of them making less than $100,000—would pay an average of $1,480 more in taxes each year. The Republican plan doesn’t raise a single penny in taxes from the wealthiest Americans or profitable corporations.White House.gov. 04/18/2022.
These tax increases would mean:
- 24 million families of seniors making less than $100,000 per year would face tax increases.
- Another 24 million families with kids making less than $100,000 per year would face tax increases.
In 2017 the Republicans delivered an average tax cut of over $250,000 a year to families in the top .1%; now they want working families to pay $100 billion more in taxes each year. Republicans complain that middle-class Americans don’t have “skin in the game” and don’t pay enough in taxes. But the truth is that middle-class Americans are the back bone of our economy, pay plenty in federal, state, and local taxes, and in many cases pay a higher rate than the super-wealthy.
It’s not just that – the Republican plan calls for expiring all laws, including Social Security and Medicare, after 5 years. That means Social Security and Medicare would be eliminated, unless Congress could enact them again. That’s wrong. The President believes these programs are sacred commitments. They should be strengthened – not threatened.
The Choice Is Clear This Tax Day, it’s a clear choice. And the President is going to continue fighting for middle-class tax relief and to make sure the richest Americans and largest corporations don’t pay a lower rate than middle-class families. And he will fight against the Republican plan to raise taxes on middle-class families and to threaten the future of Social Security and Medicare, while continuing giant hand outs to very top and the largest corporations.White House.gov. 04/18/2022.
I hesitant to call Senator Rick Scott of Florida’s 11 point of stupid a “plan”, but he called it a plan; you can review the plan as Lady Snark was kind enough to cover it on February 25th, 2022.
The Easter Eggucation Roll is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. D.C., time.
Bonus live feed: The First Lady reads to children at the White House; scheduled for 10:55 a.m. D.C., time.
The daily press briefing his scheduled for 4:00 p.m. D.C., time.
This is an Open Thread.
The Blender turns 4 years old–Happy Blogversary, everyone!
I will be taking next week off; that’s right peeps, one week of not blogging.