Biden’s ‘American Families Plan’ lets the IRS snoop on your bank accounts

In President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, he laid out his ambitious, expansive agenda for getting the country past the economic wreckage associated with the coronavirus pandemic, mostly under the rubric of what his administration is calling the “American Families Plan” (some of the details of which we…

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Biden’s Betting On Public Support To Push His Agenda. Polls Show His Big Spending Packages Have It.

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. In his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, President Biden spent a lot of time extolling the virtues of the three massive spending packages that have quickly become centerpieces of his agenda: the $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, a $2 trillion infrastructure bill and…

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On Biden’s American Families Plan and Resisting the Conservative Politics of Care

The American Families Plan is not utopian, but it could be understood as aspirational. According to reporting from Jeff Stein at The Washington Post, the plan, to be released by the Biden administration this week, moves hundreds of billions of dollars to support paid family leave and childcare, along with extending direct payments to parents…

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