United States President Joe Biden celebrated his centenary in office with a visit to the state of Georgia, where he held a rally to unveil his achievements and government plans, highlighted since the beginning of the year by his government, “The United States are back on the right track. “
Together with First Lady Jill Biden, the US President traveled to the community of Duluth in the suburbs of Atlanta, where he addressed some of the topics already mentioned on Wednesday in his first speech before a joint congressional session.
Biden has touted his achievements in the first three months of his tenure, focusing on the American Employment Plan and the American Family Plan, two of his proposals that are said to generate more than $ 4 billion in spending and reform the country’s infrastructure. Family vacation programs and childcare, according to the US media ‘The Hill’.
“I have never been so optimistic about the future of the United States,” assured the President in his speech and in relation to his plans, which require the approval of the Congress for which he has sought support.
In addition, it has implications that raising taxes on the rich it raises will fund tax cuts for many more Americans.
“This represents a tax cut for more than two million families in Georgia,” Biden said of his proposals, adding, “It is time for the very rich and corporate to pay their fair share.”
Biden traveled to the state on Wednesday following his first speech at a joint congressional session in which he unveiled a proposal to expand educational opportunities and childcare for families, funded in part by the larger tax hike for wealthy Americans in decades. In the same speech, he defended a complementary infrastructure plan, funded in part by higher corporate tax rates, as a “one-time investment” that would create millions of jobs.
In Georgia, for example, the President repeated that “Wall Street did not build this country”. “You did it. The middle class did it. And the unions built the middle class,” he added, according to Bloomberg.
Biden was elected in the presidential election in part because Georgia became a democratic state for the first time since 1992. Earlier this year, two Democrats, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, won two seats in a runoff for the United States Senate.This gave the party control of the house and allowed Biden to admit a $ 1.9 trillion relief effort say goodbye without getting a Republican vote.
“Thanks to you, we passed one of the most important rescue bills in history,” Biden recognized in this regard.
During his speech, the President was interrupted by a group of demonstrators calling for the end of detention centers and the immigration and customs control service.
“Our families are dying,” said one of the protesters, who assured them that he voted for Biden in the last election.
In light of this, the President replied that “private detention centers should not exist” and assured that the administration “is working to close them all”.
Eventually the demonstrators were brought out of the rally and the president, who had promised in his campaign to suspend government contracts with private prisons, continued his speech.
On the other hand, that Thursday morning, the President and First Lady visited former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn at their home in Plains, that same state.
Biden is expected to move to various states in the coming days to defend his plans. In connection with this, he is due to visit Philadelphia on Friday and another one in Virginia next week.