Biden, Tim Scott bied tweestrydvisies vir Amerika aan

Biden het sy plan vir die VS uiteengesit. Woensdagaand in 'n gesamentlike toespraak aan die Kongres, touting 'n $ 6 triljoen bestedingsplan wat die rol van die federale regering fundamenteel sou uitbrei.

The Biden spending package, known as the American Families Plan, is designed to grow government assistance programs for education, child care and housing.

Biden insisted his proposal would help Americans by putting money directly into their pockets.

No one should have to choose between a job and a paycheck, or taking care of themselves and their loved ones, or parent or spouse or child,” Biden gesê.

Die Wall Street Journal criticized Biden’scradle to grave” beplan, arguing that it was designed to make the middle class dependent on government.

Republikeinse sen. Tim Scott from Suid Carolina delivered the Republican rebuttal to the president’s remarks Wednesday, and directly refuted Biden and the Democratsbig spending approach.

The South Carolina senator argued that conservative policies and principles are the way to set Americans free, not big government stepping in.

Scott told the American people in his televised address that the American Family Plan would lead toeven more taxing, even more spending, to put Washington even more in the middle of your life — from the cradle, to college.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence, during remarks to the Palmetto Family Council at a dinner on Thursday evening, expanded on the Republican vision for Americans — to build upon individual success and determine their own destinies without heavy government influence.

Pence said that he hashad enough of higher taxes” en “a bigger welfare stateduring Biden’s first 100 dae.

The former vice president expressed the conservative view that devotion to freedom and limited government would result in individual prosperity.

“Na 100 days I think the time has come for Americans devoted to faith and family and freedom, and limited government, to stand up and unite behind a positive agenda and win back America. And it starts right here and right now, in South Carolina,” Pence said.

Dit “tale of two americashas become even more striking over the last year, as calls for social justice and law enforcement accountability erupted following the death of George Floyd in police custody over the summer.

Spesifiek, the growing debate over whether America isfundametally racisthas embroiled both Republicans and Democrats.

Scott, a Black man who grew up in the South, addressed the issue of racism in his rebuttal speech, detailing instances in his life when he was judged based on the color of his skin.

Nowhere do we need common ground more desperately than in our discussions of race,” said Scott.

Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country,” gaan hy voort. “It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different kinds of discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.

Biden weighed in during an interview Friday morning, saying he doesn’tthink the American people are racist,” but that the country’s history of slavery and Jim Crow laws still have impact on America today.

On numerous occasions, Biden has referred to the termsystemic racismto describe the racial issues dividing the country.

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