Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Schumer Unveils $3.5T Bill to Hike Social and Climate Spending, Raise Taxes and Give Green Cards; Free Community College, Preschool, and AMNESTY FOR MILLIONS: Senate Unveils $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan, and related stories

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Schumer unveils $3.5T bill to hike social and climate spending, raise taxes and give green cards
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Monday unveiled a sweeping $3.5 trillion blueprint to boost social spending, raise taxes and pass a grab-bag of Democratic policies — from new pollution fees to immigration reform.
Democrats hope to ram the package through Congress without any Republican votes using special budget reconciliation rules on the heels of a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that’s expected to pass the Senate Tuesday morning.
But Republicans are vowing to put up a fight — with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) calling it a “socialist shopping list” that would turn the US into a European-stye welfare state.
The blueprint says Democrat-led committees will draft wording that establishes free preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds and two years of free community college. The bill also would give subsidies for childcare and family and sick leave. The White House previously proposed capping childcare expenses for most workers at 7 percent of income and subsidizing 12 weeks of paid non-vacation leave. --->READ MORE HERE
Free community college, preschool, and amnesty for millions: Senate unveils $3.5 trillion budget plan:
Senate Democrats this week plan to begin debating a $3.5 trillion budget resolution that would pay for universal preschool, free community college, paid family and medical leave, and expanded Medicare benefits as well as provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote to fellow Democrats early Monday to outline the budget plan, which lawmakers are likely to vote on this week after passing a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package.
The plan includes new green energy initiatives and extends the child tax credit and will be paid for with tax hikes on businesses and the wealthy.
The measure would provide green cards to millions of illegal immigrants and their families who work in the nation's agriculture sector.
“At its core, this legislation is about restoring the middle class in the 21st Century and giving more Americans the opportunity to get there,” Schumer wrote to Democrats, “By making education, health care, child care, and housing more affordable, we can give tens of millions of families a leg up. By making further investments in infrastructure, we can create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs. And by finally tackling climate change, we can spare our country and our planet the most devastating effects of global warming.” --->READ MORE HERE
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