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1/ When we say the #AmericanRescuePlan is delivering real results to crush this virus and rebuild our economy, here's what we mean.
2/ It raises the child tax credit to $3,000 per child ages 6 to 17 & $3,600 for children under 6. This alone will lift 55,000 Massachusetts children out of poverty.….
3/ It provides additional relief of up to nearly $1,000 through the Earned Income Tax Credit for 294,000 Massachusetts workers, including many frontline and essential workers.…
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#Manatee County, Florida

pop. 322,833 (2010)

total area: 893 square miles
743 sq miles land, 150 sq miles water

county seat and largest city is Bradenton…
9 Nov 2016

‘Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton: How #Manatee County Voted’

‘Manatee County voters overwhelmingly supported Republican Donald Trump in Tuesday's election.’

“Most counties in the Tampa Bay area went red in Tuesday's election.…”…
“… #Manatee County voters also went red in the 2012 election. In that race, they favored Republican Mitt Romney by 55.65 percent to President Barack Obama's 43.22 percent”…
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Hailing jobs numbers, @POTUS says it also reflects progress on "getting the American people vaccinated." Image
"The progress we've worked so hard to achieve can be reversed," warns @POTUS. "We need to do the hard work of building back better."
"About every second week was infrastructure week" in the previous administration of @POTUS45, "but no infrastructure was built," says @POTUS.
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Fascinating look into what's driving today's Republicans.

1. Top 2 issues that GOP voters care about? illegal immigration and lack of support for the police.

(Neither of which affects their lives on a daily basis)

#DemCast Thread/1…
What do GOP voters think?
2. Politics is not about enacting good public policy, but "ensuring the country’s survival as we know it“
3. They suffer from Religious persecution(?)
What's driving GOP voters?
4. Fear and anxiety from losing cultural and economic power
5. Republicans come into contact with a lot of news, but they’re primed to distrust the majority of it, and overwhelmingly believe that media is not working for the good of the people.
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Biden Plots a Revolution for America’s Children - @NickKristof - New York Times

#Commit2Kids #InvestInKids (1)
“The most revolutionary part of President Biden’s agenda so far is his focus on a constituency that doesn’t write whiny op-ed columns, doesn’t vote, doesn’t hire lobbyists and so has been neglected for half a century: children.” - @NickKristof (2)
“Biden’s proposal to establish a national pre-K and child care system would be a huge step forward for children and for working parents alike. It would make it easier for moms and dads to hold jobs, and above all it would be a lifeline for…children.” - @NickKristof (3)
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Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) has kicked off a House hearing on 21st transportation investments. @SecretaryPete Buttigieg will be testifying.

Watch live:…
Most everyone is appearing by Zoom. Some members didn’t mute their microphones and Rep. DeFazio gravelled them to shut off their mics or get the boot. 😳
Rep. DeFazio says they’re gonna do it all in an infrastructure bill: wastewater/sewer systems, airports, roads, public transit, and anything else in his committee’s purview.
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In its first 11 years, the Affordable Care Act has covered 20+M people a year, protected millions more who have pre-existing conditions, and brought a litany of other good things. #ACA11 /thread…
The ACA has lowered the uninsured rate for people of all ages, of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, and at all education levels. #ACA11…
And it means that more people than ever before have access to care: they can fill needed prescriptions, see a doctor when they’re sick, and have fewer outstanding medical bills. #ACA11…
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.@VP @KamalaHarris notes trip to #Georgia was supposed to be about #AmericanRescuePlan. But then, Asian-Americans were attacked/8 people killed.

"And we were reminded yet again that the crises we face are many that the photos we face are many."

"#Racism is real in America."
.@VP @KamalaHarris: For the last year we've had people in positions of incredible power scapegoating Asian-Americans. People with the biggest pulpits spreading this kind of hate.

#Georgia #racism
.@VP @KamalaHarris: A harm against any one of us is a harm against all of us.

The president and I will not be silent. We will not stand by. We will always speak out against violence, hate crimes & discrimination, wherever and whenever it occurs.

#Georgia #racism
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"Racism is real in America and it has always been. Xenophobia is real in America and always has been. Sexism too," says @VP, following meeting with Atlanta #AAPI community leaders.
"Obvious and absolute abuse of their civil rights," says @VP about the WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.
"Everyone has the right to go to work, to go to school, walk down the street and be safe," adds @VP. "Harm against anyone of us is a harm against all of us."
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This happening today: Confirmation of @XavierBecerra to lead #HHS.

Will @POTUS @JoeBiden soon thereafter identify his nominee to lead #FDA?

#pharma #biotech
Also today, #NIH Fauci, @CDCDirector Walensky & #FDA Peter Marks are back on Capitol Hill -- virtually -- today along with @DavidAKesslerMD to testify this time at @HELPCmteDems on #COVID19 starting at 10amET… #COVIDvaccinations #vaccines #CDC
The House @AppropsDems Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies Subcommittee also examines #COVID19 outbreaks at federal prisons at 2pmET… #MaskUp
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House Minority Leader @GOPLeader targets immigrant children at the border, but not the domestic terrorists who attacked the Capitol
"It is stunning that @GOPLeader is posturing at the border in the ‘fight’ against migrant children fleeing violence when he couldn’t even stand up to the biggest threat to America - the violent white extremists who plundered his own Capitol." - @FrankSharry
"@GOPLeader and the Republican Party are playing politics rather than proposing solutions. They are desperate to stoke racialized fear and distract attention away from their own failures and abdication of duty." -@FrankSharry
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Here's what's now in motion as far as tax cuts and tax breaks this session: #kyga21
In addition to taking money needed for our budget, these tax breaks would force Kentucky to pay back an equivalent amount out of the $2.4 billion in aid we are set to receive from the #AmericanRescuePlan:…
UPDATED with $25 million in private school voucher tax breaks from HB 563 added. Over $665 million in tax cuts are at play.
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"Over the next 10 days...we'll reach two giant goals" -- 100 million shots in arms and 100 million checks in pockets, says @POTUS in @WhiteHouse State Dining Room. "We're just getting started."
"It focuses on rebuilding the backbone of this country," says @POTUS of the #AmericanRescuePlan.
"The devil is in the details," adds @POTUS. "It requires fastidious oversight."
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Joining the administration is @genebsperling "to run point" on implementation of the #AmericanRescuePlan, announces @PressSec.
"The president finds them troubling," says @PressSec of the continuing allegations of sexual harassment against @NYGovCuomo, adding that the state attorney general's investigation of the governor "needs to be quick and thorough."
"We certainly do," replies @PressSec when asked if @POTUS believes his administration has a handle on what's happening at the southern US border.
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Sarah Silverman's video is being used by the GOP to "prove" Fox News, McConnell & McCarthy correct. Yet in reality, the #AmericanRescuePlan is the most consequential progressive legislation since LBJ. It lifts 20M kids out of poverty. The elitists--EVERY GOP--voted against it.
And I would argue that a former supporter of Bernie, who fought hard to pass this bill intact without Republicans screwing with it, should be supporting this legislation, not crying over the feelings of millionaire GOP legislators claiming it's too expensive. VERY dusappointing.
There is a lot of fear among some white liberals of losing their race status. The GOP is the party of protected whiteness. The Democrats are half BIPOC and fully diverse. The GOP--eternal elites--want to twist the narrative, but facts are facts. Racism =/= bipartisan.
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Devastating data presented by @AWhitTwit of @mpusd_now: 18.5% of the ~9,700 students in the district are experiencing homelessness under #McKinneyVento, unrelated to but certainly not helped by COVID. District is majority Latin@ w/significant rates of poverty in City of Marina 1/
and @City_of_Seaside. Seaside is 7.3% Black and Marina is 6.7% Black, the largest proportion of Black residents between the Bay Area and LA. @CityofMonterey is 4.0% Black, less than the 6.5% seen statewide in California. 2/
Marina is 18.5% AAPI, but Seaside is 12.6% AAPI and Monterey is 7.9% AAPI, compared to 16.0% statewide. 3/
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"Finally hope is on the horizon and help is on the way," says @SenSchumer in the @WhiteHouse Rose Garden.
"We Democrats made promises," says @SenSchumer. "We are on the road to success."
"Our diversity is our strength, our unity is our power," @SpeakerPelosi says in the @WhiteHouse Rose Garden.
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As we look at the “year that was”.... When the WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic, markets went into free fall. A few days later on Monday, March 16, 2020, markets had their worst day of the pandemic.
S&P fell 325 points (-324.89) nearly 12%.

The Dow lost nearly 3,000 points (-2,997.10) nearly 13%.

The Nasdaq lost over 970 points (-970.29) nearly 12%.
Markets continued to struggle as states shut down, with hardest hit industries like travel & hospitality laying off thousands and suffering huge market losses.

Conversely, tech-giants enabling work-from-home & e-commerce behemoths/essential retailers soared.
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"A year ago we were hit with a virus that was met with a silence...that led to more deaths," says @POTUS from the @WhiteHouse East Room. Image
"Finding light in the darkness is a very American thing to do...and that's what we've done," says @POTUS in prime time televised address. "I know it's been hard. I truly know."
"Too often we've turned against one another" during the #coronavirus pandemic, notes @POTUS, noting how the issue of masks caused division and then mentions the attacks on Asian-Americans which "are wrong and it must stop." Image
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In prime time speech this evening, @POTUS will "level with the American people of what is required of them," says @PressSec. Image
#AmericanRescuePlan celebration at the @WhiteHouse on Friday will be "a bicameral event but it will not be partisan," says @PressSec.
In the weeks ahead, both @POTUS and @VP will be "fanning out across the country," according to @PressSec. Image
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An important and novel provision in the #AmericanRescuePlan: for every dollar that a state or territorial government spends on net tax cuts in the next couple years, it will lose a dollar of federal aid. A short thread on why this is sound policy. 1/ page 579 of American Rescue Plan Act
Recessions are a terrible time for tax cuts, especially at state level. Typically the benefits go to people and to corporations who don’t need them – the wrong approach when many working families still face serious economic hardship. 2/
Worse, every dollar in state tax cuts is a dollar not available for public services that are more in demand during a downturn. 3/
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REPORT: 1 year, 530k deaths, 29 million cases & 78 million lost jobs into the pandemic, America's 657 billionaires have profiteered their way to $1.3 trillion in gains. That's a 44% windfall since last March.

Their pandemic profits alone could fund 2/3 of the #AmericanRescuePlan
The pandemic has actually minted 43 *new* billionaires.

It couldn't be clearer that trickle-down economics is a scam, and that our economy has been rigged to benefit those who can afford to write the rules for themselves.
It's time to reform the tax code and build back better with an economy that works for working families.

Read the full report here:…
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1/Yet another "I'm tired of hearing" thread.

Republicans claim the #CovidReliefBill is a "blue state bailout"—or one for CA & NY.


1st, it's disaster relief, not a bailout.

2nd, it provides proportional funding to Blue & Red states based on neutral criteria.
2/USA Today did this useful graphic showing how much each state will receive, grouped by governor's party then by 2020 presidential vote.

As should be evident, this is not just a blue state thing. For example, TX will be one of the largest recipients.…
3/If you look at a scatterplot of state/local aid per capita in the #AmericanRescuePlan vs. the 2020 presidential margin, you see there's not a strong correlation and, in any event, states are grouped fairly close to the per-capita average, but low pop states tend to get more.
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