Chris Christie said Sunday that President Joe Biden may finally unify Americans around their hatred of the Internal Revenue Service with his tax hikes. Christie joined a panel discussion on ABC’s “This Week” and argued that opposition to tax increases might ultimately be the glue that brings Americans together — and he warned that it might not be a good thing for the Biden administration. (RELATED: ‘He Is Lying To Cause Racial Divisions’: Chris Christie Unloads On Joe Biden) WATCH: Anchor Martha Raddatz began the segment by noting that pushing big government — along with the necessary tax increases that come with that — was likely to be a gamble for the Biden administration. Former Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushed back, arguing that between the number of people who supported Biden outright and those Republicans who no longer wanted to be associated with former President Donald Trump, the president was enjoying broad support for his plan. … [Read more...] about ‘Everyone Loves The IRS’: Chris Christie Jokes Biden May Finally Unify America — Against Himself — With Tax Hikes
DALLAS ( CBSDFW.COM ) – Stimulus checks have already been distributed to 85 percent of American households, in President Biden’s estimation. But extra money is now arriving for many, money they may not have expected. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is sending out catch-up payments, also known as “plus-up” payments, to anyone whose third payment was less than they are eligible for. Nearly 700,000 of these payments, valued around $1.2 billion, went out last week. Additional disbursements will continue on a weekly basis for the foreseeable future. Plus-up payments do not apply to the first two rounds of stimulus. The IRS used the latest tax return information on file to calculate the amount of the third stimulus check. For people who had not yet completed their 2020 taxes, that was still their 2019 tax return. Many people had a much lower income in 2020, given the pandemic shutdowns and record unemployment. Others welcomed a new member to the family. READ MORE: Child Tax … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Update: Can You Expect A Plus-Up Payment?
Sen. Joe Manchin Joe Manchin Five things to watch in Biden's first joint address to Congress Partisan divides widen in Biden's first 100 days 'Biden boom' extends to stock market surge in first 100 days MORE (W.Va.), a pivotal Democratic centrist, said Wednesday he is growing uncomfortable with the mounting cost of President Biden Joe Biden Tulane adds Hunter Biden as guest speaker on media polarization Trump discussing resumption of MAGA rallies: report Biden's unavoidable foreign policy crisis MORE ’s agenda, with the latest installment expected to cost $1.8 trillion. Congress passed Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief proposal in March and is now weighing his $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan along with his separate $1.8 trillion American Families Plan. The total cost of the agenda is around $6 trillion — a spending number that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago when Washington was wrangling over different … [Read more...] about Manchin ‘uncomfortable’ with mounting cost of Biden agenda
Text of President Joe Biden's first address to a join session of Congress, as provided by the White House: Madame Speaker. Madame Vice President. No president has ever said those words from this podium, and it’s about time. The First Lady. The Second Gentleman. Mr. Chief Justice. Members of the United States Congress and the Cabinet – and distinguished guests. My fellow Americans. While the setting tonight is familiar, this gathering is very different – a reminder of the extraordinary times we are in. Throughout our history, Presidents have come to this chamber to speak to the Congress, to the nation, and to the world. To declare war. To celebrate peace. To announce new plans and possibilities. Tonight, I come to talk about crisis — and opportunity. About rebuilding our nation — and revitalizing our democracy. And winning the future for America. As I stand here tonight — just one day shy of the 100th day of my administration. 100 days since I took the oath of office, … [Read more...] about Text of President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress
WASHINGTON - In his first 100 days as president of the United States, Joe Biden has governed less like a chief executive whose party is clinging to the barest of majorities in the House and Senate, and more like a transformative figure with a broad public mandate for societal change. In an address to a pandemic-diminished joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, he took a further step in his effort to remake the relationship between the federal government and the American people with a $1.8 trillion proposal to expand Americans’ access to education, provide financial support to families with children, guarantee paid family and medical leave for workers, and reduce healthcare costs. Speaking to a socially distanced audience in the House chamber, where more seats were empty than were occupied, Biden described “a once-in-a-generation investment in our families – in our children” that would help the United States in the competition with the rest of the world to “win the … [Read more...] about With Massive Spending Plans, Biden Seeks to Remake Relationship Between Federal Government and Americans