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to come. >> thanks for your time today. we'll see you back here tomorrow. ana cabrera picks up our coverage right now. have a great afternoon. ♪ ♪ thank you so much for joining us. i'm ana cabrera in new york. we have a busy afternoon. covid cases keep rising. available hospital beds are vanishing and the partisan battle leines are deepening. the nation's schools are the battleground and the focus of growing alarm. also president biden pushing his massive build back better agenda. next hour we'll hear from new york's next governor and the first woman to fill that role in
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state history. kathy hochul will succeed andrew cuomo, who was brought down by a sexual harassment scandal, resigning in disgrace. let's begin with the coronavirus health crisis and specifically its worsening impact on the young. amara walker is in fort lauderdale. there is a brewing battle between florida's governor and the school system in broward county where you are. tell us about that. >> reporter: the battle is over whether or not schools should be requiring masks regardless of vaccination status. right now there's a total of three school districts in florida that are defying the governor's executive order that prohibits mask mandates. broward county, leon and alachua counties. the state education commissioner sent a letter to all of these districts to tell them they are being investigated for n
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noncompliance and their salaries could be withheld as potential punishment. this mask fight happening amidst this backdrop of a dramatic surge in covid-19 cases here in the state of florida. governor ron desanesantis sayin is unaware that 200 ventilators were sent earlier this week to the state according to a health administration official. he's also saying this morning that this delta variant is having a small impact on children. take a listen. >> some people, yeah, you hear a lot of stuff. does delta behave differently vis-a-vis kids than the previous iterations which fortunately have a very minor impact, particularly on young kids. the answer is we have not seen any change in that in florida. clearly we're at the top of a waiv wave here so you're going to see more cases. >> reporter: here is the data
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from the health and human services department. pediatric hospitalizations for covid-19 in the state of florida is more than four times higher than it was a month ago. we're hearing a lot from hospitals in the state saying that they are feeling overwhelmed. in fact, florida right now has one of the highest hospitalization rates in the country. >> one of the highest case counts. thank you. nick, you are there in new orleans at children's hospital in new orleans. what are you seeing there? >> reporter: hospitals here are overwhelmed. much of that has to do with the emergence of the delta variant. front line workers tell me they are seeing children get more sick, being hit harder because of the delta variant. we got a chance to see how devastating of a situation they're dealing with here and from. given exclusive access into the pediatric ward at children's
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hospital in new orleans. we saw babies, some of them just a few weeks old, struggling to take a breath. these are children, some of them who had underlying conditions. all of them were unvaccinated and particularly vulnerable to covid-19. inside we met the parents of nelson alexis who told me they are unvaccinated, but after seeing their child fight for his life, they're rethinking that decision. >> i would heed everyone to take precautions because it is serious. it is serious and no one wants to sit up here and watch their child fight for their life. >> reporter: here are the numbers. louisiana in the last three days has had a reported 16,000 covid-19 cases. of those, 18% are children. overall 1500 children are sick here under the age of 5 with covid-19. just to give persp perspective, as of today the icu is full. every room we walked past was at
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capacity. just a month ago they only had one case of covid in the pediatric icu. >> the partisan division of this pandemic is creating some parental divides as well. let's take a closer look at some new polling on this. >> i'm learning in places like florida and new orleans, my old home area of louisiana, people are just digging in despite those numbers. look at this from the kaiser family foundation. how many people have vaccinated their children? 41% compared to june's 34%. the same poll found that 1 in 5 of the people of kids over 12 who could be vaccinated are saying no way, no time, never going to do it. if you look at the question of schools out there reopening and all the worry.
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should schools require a covid vaccine? yes, 42% of the people polled. no, 58%. this is absolutely driven by political divides, but repuby republicans who don't want this. a lot of them are less educated. people have these fears that somehow their children will be vulnerable to something terrible. one of the things you hear people saying it will affect their fertility going forward. the cdc says zero evidence of that, but people believe it. should schools require the unvaccinated to wear masks? 63% of the people polled said yes. 36% say no, again,heavily republican, people who just philosophically hate this whole idea. most people say, yeah, put masks
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on kids, make it safer. politically look at the map. these are states that have already decided they want to block anything, vaccine, masks, anything. this is a significant problem because the virus will not stop at the borders. >> that is all a very important part of this broader story of the pandemic. tom foreman, thank you. to discuss dr. leana wen, cnn medical analyst and former city of baltimore health commissioner. i want to get your reaction to the number of parents who say they will definitely not vaccinate their children who are currently eleligible. it's 1 in 5, 20%. >> it's a lot and disappointing, but at the same time not surprising. a lot of adults are saying no way, i'm not going to get
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vaccinated myself. those are the same people that are saying there's no way i want my children to be vaccinated. of course this is extremely frustrating because we need to see the covid vaccine as we do other childhood immunimmunizati. it's time to start seeing coronavirus out of this political light and as the pandemic and life threatening disease that it is. >> we have heard this argument now from some of the unvaccinated, that those who are vaccinated are still getting covid, so what point is getting the shot? what do you tell those people? >> i would say you don't stop wearing a seat belt just because you could still be in a car accident. the problem is reckless drivers. i would also use the example of other illnesses too. for example, if somebody is taking medications for high blood pressure just because they might still have some degree of
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high blood pressure, it doesn't mean that medication isn't working. i would also point to the numbers. being vaccinated reduces your chance of having a severe illness by 25 times, it reduces spread by eight times. >> to protect the economy, we know, as well, the vaccine is our greatest weapon against covid-19. corporate america is starting to issue vaccine mandates, united airlines among them. other major airlines did not follow suit, saying they will not require unvaccinated workers get the shot. is it a problem if they aren't all on the same page? >> i think at some point consumers are going to have to make our wishes known as well. i would certainly feel a lot more comfortable getting on a plane where i know all the
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flight attendants are vaccinated or that everyone is vaccinated or at least had to show proof of a negative test. we're fwoe is it fair to workers? what about the safety of families and their customers? i think the tide is beginning to turn, but i hope we can do a lot more in order to compel workplaces to do the right thing for customers and workers. >> just this afternoon amtrak also announced it will require vaccines for its employees. now covid misinformation has been a huge problem. social media has been a big part of that. republican senator rand paul was suspended by youtube for a week after his bs claim that cloth masks don't work. he eaven encouraged people to
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disregard indoor marsking. do you think social media sites are doing enough to stop the spread of dangerous misinformation? >> no, i don't. but i also think all of us can be doing a lot more. whenever we hear colleagues or friends or other people spread misinformation, we also have an obligation to correct them gently, to approach them with compassion and empathy but also to speak the truth. in this case about masking, it's really important for us to emphasize that masking does work, that quality of masks also matters. at this point we should be wearing not a cloth mask but at least a 3-ply surgical mask. vaccines also are extremely effective. they're very safe. vaccines in the long-term and masks until we could get more people vaccinated, that's how we're going to get out of this
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current surge. >> always nice to talk with you. really appreciate you taking the time with me today. >> thank you. the markets are now in record territory after the senate passed that infrastructure bill and the first hurdle on a massive $3.5 trillion budget resolution. president biden set to address all of this moments from now. plus, what we are learning about new york governor andrew cuomo's final days as he steps down in the wake of a flurry of sexual harassment allegations. at philadelphia, we know what makes the perfect schmear of cream cheese. you need only the freshest milk and cream. that one! and the world's best, and possibly only, schmelier. philadelphia. schmear perfection. one, two! one, two, three! only pay for what you need! with customized car insurance from liberty mutual!
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we're standing by to hear from president biden any moment now on his jobs and infrastructure agenda, what he calls his plan to build back better. both the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and the democrats' $3.5 trillion plan have new momentum after key votes in the senate. majority leader chuck schumer said today this two-track strategy is right on track. but the constant thorn in the side of progressives, democratic senator joe manchin is raising, quote, serious concerns about the more sweeping package, arguing in part it is simply irresponsible, he says, to continue spending at levels more suited to respond to a great depression or great recession, not an economy that is on the verge of overheating. here too walk us through what happens now is manu raju and kate lalyn colins. how do we expect the president
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will tout the bipartisan victory and make the case that the entirety of his agenda is needed? >> reporter: i think what we're going to be hearing is they are working on shepherding this through the senate now and the house, which of course we know house speaker er pelosi has sa they will not bring for a vote until they get that much bigger package as well. what you're going to hear from pr president biden is not only touting that but he's also going to talk about what 's to come. they are well aware of that especially when it comes to moderate democrats like senator
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joe manchin who is expressing concern about the size of this package. that is going to be something the white house is dealing with going forward. part of what president biden is dwoeng to say soon is essentially why they feel like they still need to get both parts of this together, not just the bipartisan part, because he wants both to achieve his legislative goals. >> man knmanu, what did he tell? >> reporter: he made clear he believes ultimately the party will unite even though there is a significant divide between republicans and democrats over the price tag. sir senator sinema said she could not support 3.5 trillion. joe manchin made clear he has serious concerns about this as well. i asked schumer directly whether
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or not he would agree to lower the price tag or whether he's firm on that number and he sidestepped the question. >> are you open to lowering the price tag or are you firm on 3.5 trillion? >> as i said, every part of biden's proposal will be there in a big robust way. there are some members in our caucus who want less, some who want more, same in the house. we're all going to come together to meet that goal. >> reporter: how they all come together, of course, remains to be seen. schumer acknowledging how defect difficult of a road it will be. the committee will begin to draft the legislation to meet the goals of this massive proposal.
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of course they need to have all 50 democrats in line. they don't have that yet in the senate side. then they need to get it also through the house. pelosi is demanding that the senate act before they move on that bipartisan infrastructure deal. a lot of hoops to jump through. c >> both packages would be transformative if signed into law, homework investments in family, climate, health care and jobs according to the white house. when you look at the latest economic picture, you have jobs going up but you also have inflation going up. >> reporter: they repeatedly said this is something they are keeping an eye on, but they have pointed to comments by people like jerome powell saying they believe this could be temporary.
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this is something that does threaten the president's agenda because it is something you've seen republicans use time and time again to get at his agenda. yes, you had 19 republicans who voted for this bipartisan deal yesterday, but that is where the bipartisanship has stopped. so that is going to be the question going forward, how they not only keep democrats in line but also push back on repub republicans and what they're saying about inflation and whether or not the economy is overheating. we should note when it comes to senator schumer not answering about whether or not he is firm on that $3.5 trillion price tag, press secretary jen psaki did just tell us that is something president biden is comfortable
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with. whether or not it changes given the fact they have to have every single democrat on board remains to be scene. >> there was a vote-o-rama last night. tommy tubber vil put forward an amendment about defunding the police. here's senator cory booker's response. >> this is a gift. if it wasn't condimplete abdican of senate procedures, i would walk over there and hug my colleague from alabama. thank god, because some people want to defund the police, to my horror. now this senator has given us the gift once and for all that we can put to bed these scurrilous accusations that somebody in this esteemed body would want to defund the police. let's put to rest the lies.
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>> i want to know what he was drinking, how much coffee had had had to have that kind of energy when this was going on. >> reporter: the democrats supported it. as you heard cory booker, he said he viewed it as a gift because they can push back on the narrative they are seeking to defund the police. that was a part of this 14-hour process on the floor cin which senators can offer any amendment they want. often these political ame amendments. democrats sought to turn that attack on its head and say they are on the same page. >> i'm sure they're thinking now this puts an end to that debate. we'll see. in texas, dozens of
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democratic state lawmakers could be arrested and brought back to the house chamber by force after the republican house speaker issued civil arrest warrants for 52 who won't come back to the capitol. lawmakers fled the state last month to block the passage of restrictive voting bills. governor greg abbott called a second session to get the bills through, but they still don't have a quorum because many of those democrats still won't take part in the proceedings, but now they could be arrested because of it. we've seen companies hike wages to lure workers but inflation is wiping out those numbers. in just minutes lieutenant governor kathy hochul will hold her first news conference. get ready. it's time for the savings event of the year. the homeandautobundle xtravafestasaveathon! at this homeandautobundle xtravafestasaveathon,
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first time since andrew cuomo announced his resignation. she is already putting together a political team, indicating she plans to run for a full term next year. what are you expecting to hear from hochul today? >> you know, we're not quite sure what to expect, quite frankly. this was kind of thrust upon her yesterday. we're expecting to hear from her in a half hour. she's expected to address new yorkers, but she's also going to take questions from the press. we expect to hear whether she intends to meanaintain some of andrew cuomo's staff members. we expect she will bring in some of her own folks. she's already putting together a team. >> you've covered governor cuomo
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extensively. do you think lieutenant governor hochul will be a good replacement? >> she does have a lot of experience. she's been the lieutenant governor for about six years. before that she was a congresswoman representing a conservative district in new york and she was a county clerk before that, so she hassing decades of experience. when elliot spitzer resigned in 2008, governor patterson came in and he himself would probably say he wasn't terribly well prepared for the job. he used to say his job as lieutenant governor was to call elliot spitzer in the morning and if he heard his voice, he could go back to bed. kathy hochul says she's prepared to be governor. >> she's always sort of maintained separation from
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cuomo. what do you see as her biggest challenges? >> the number one challenge she's got to face is covid-19. the delta variant is increasing in new york state and around the country. there's been criticism of andrew cuomo that he hasn't really taken the bull by the horns. the state department of health has not issued reopening guidance for schools. he's decleined to institute any sort of mask mandate. >> governor cuomo is still the subject of several investigations. those don't seem to be going away even after he reseigns. what's your latest reporting on where these investigations stand? >> there are a handful or more of investigations on going. the biggest one the is the assembly impeachment inquiry. members are going to have to
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face the question whether they should continue with impeachment of andrew cuomo, which could prevent him from running in the future. that's a big decision they have to make. federal prosecutors in brooklyn are looking at covid-19 in nursing homes and whether the cuomo administration purposely withheld certain data regarding the death toll in nursing homes. and leticia james is still investigating whether the governor used state resources on his $5.1 million book deal. that's to say nothing about the criminal charges that could come from the sexual harassment conduct that was detailed in leticia james's original report. stay tuned. >> john campbell, thank you for the update. we'll be in touch in the coming weeks. the economy is reopening anand you are paying.
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the latest numbers prove prices are going up on just about everything right now. m m what are products are we seeing inflation take the biggest toll? >> reporter: women's dresses up about 19% in price over the lass apples and milk up 6%, fresh fruit up more than 8%, meat up nearly 11%. we talked to one food
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distributor who said he's seen incredible price increases. >> instead of a normal 2 to 3% increase, it could be a 10, 20 or 15% increase. i've been doing this 35 years. i'm scared to the point of are they going to stop buying the product. >> we have to eat. what can i say? a lot of teams i have to g compromise. >> reporter: of course companies are paying workers more these days. unfortunately those fatter paychecks are not going as far because of inflation. in fact, compensation is now less than it was in december of 2019 adjusted for inflation according to harvard university. teachers and students caught in the middle as schools and state lawmakers battle over masks and vaccine mandates. we're going to talk to the head of one teachers union. abetes, 's important to have confidence
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announce today that teachers and other school staff must be vaccinated or submit to regular covid testing. this is first in the nation order. it will take effect in mid october. it will broaden statewide what school districts in san francisco, oakland, sacramento and long beach have already done. randy winegarden is the president of the american federation of teachers. thank you for taking the time. your reaction to this order? >> thank you. look, i made it clear what my personal views were earlier in the week, but i think you're going to see our affiliates in california support this. as our affiliate in washington, d.c. had supported mayor bowser doing something similar and our affiliate in new york city
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supporting bill de blasio for doing something similar. we know that vaccines are the single most important tool for us confronting covid and protecting people. we also know that there has been, you know, that teachers have been extraordinary in terms of taking the shot. our federal governments are showing, the white house's figures are showing that over 90% of teacher members have gotten the vaccine. we also know that there is some real hesitancy in the population. >> i'm sorry to interrupt. we have to go live to the white house and president biden. >> 943,000 jobs created in july, the seventh largest month of u.s. job creation in u.s. his or her, making the administration the first ever to add 4 million jobs in the first six months in
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office. then in the past 24 histories we've seen the senate advance two key pieces of my economic agenda, the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the budget resolution that is the framework for my build back better plan. today i'm ploeased to share mor good news with the american people. the latest report on consumer prices shor price index is down byy two-thirds from its pace over the past three months. when you take out the goods directly impacted by the pandemic like cars and airline tickets, the monthly core has
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less than .2%. economic growth is up and unemployment is coming down. i would argue the biden check plan is working. historic investments are on the way as well. this isn't accidental. it's a result of our strategy to get shots in arms and grow the economy from the bottom up and the middle out. it's the rest of the result of the american rescue plan and everything else that we've done. it's a areresult of the grit an determination and really hard work of the american people. even with all this progress, a lot of families are still feeling the pinch. family budgets remain tight and paychecks don't go as far as e reality in the millions of households all across america for too long. that's why i want to talk today about what we're going to do to try to ease the burden on
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families right now and what we need to do to help them succeed over the longer term. first, for millions of families, help is on the way right now thanks to the american rescue plan. on friday, about 40 million families will receive their second monthly payment as part of our tax cut for families are children. $300 for each child under the age of 6 and $250 for every child 6 through the age of 17. that's money for diapers, food, rent, school supplies, fees and equipment for the child to join sports teams and dance classes. most of all, as my dad used to say, it just gives a parent a little bit of breathing room. the money is a game changer. so i would argue for some it's a lifesaver.
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km economists tell us those tax cuts boost test scores, college attendance and lifetime earnings,a win-win. early this morning congress took an important step to make sure this tax cut for families with children does not expire next year. so let's keep this tax cut going and not raise taxes on middle class families. the second point i'd like to make is we're talking about taking action that alleviates global supply chain challenges that keep preices higher than they should be. for example, we're tracking congestion at the ports of los angeles and long beach, the largest ports in the united states where increased shipping traffic and the challenges of operating safely in a pandemic are creating de ie ing disrupti. those disruptions impact food costs and when deliveries
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arrive. my administration is bringing together port operators, shipping leans, labor unions, trucking companies, railroads and others to speed up the ports' operations. right now our experts believe the major inspector forecasters agree as well that these bottlenecks and price spikes will reduce as our economy continues to heal. while today's consumer price report points in that direction, we will keep a careful eye on inflation each month and trust the fed to take appropriate action if and when it's needed. third, i've directed my administration to crack do you know down down on what some players are doing in the economy that are keeping prices higher than need be. take your grocery bill. when big agriculture operations consolidate, they put a squeeze on small and family farms, making them pay more for seed, paying them less for what they
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produce and raising prices at the grocery store. my executive order opens up competition in the agriculture business, gives more farmers a chance to compete, which will give americans more food choses at lower costs. fourthly, we are taking action to address gas prices today. today gas prices are lower than they were early in this decade, but they're still high enough to create a pinch on working families. one key thing about the infrastructure bill that just passed the senate is there are no gas tax increases. no gas tax increases. i made that absolutely clear that i would not raise gas taxes. i'm glad everyone in the senate seemed to agree with that. but that's not enough. recently we've seen the price that oil companies pay for a barrel of oil begin to fall, but the cost of gasoline at the pump
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hasn't fallen. that's not what you would expect in a competitive market. i want to make sure nothing stands in the way of oil price declines leading to lower prices for consumers. so today my director of the national economic council has asked the chair of the federal trade commission to use every address any illegal conduct that might be contributing to price increases at the pump while the cost of a barrel of oil is going down. we also made clear to opec, the major oil exporting nations of the world, that the production cuts made during the pandemic should be reversed as the global economic -- the global economy recovers in order to lower prices for consumers. the child tax credit, stepping in to address the supply chain challenges, my competition orders, the ftc investigation
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into price gouging, these are some of the immediate steps we are taking to put more money in your pocket and make that money go further. we also need to do more to bring down the costs that are squeezing families month after month and year after year. we need to make this economy work better for working families in the long run. these challenges are with us long before the pandemic and before i took office. but as we recover from this crisis, now is the moment to put in place the long-term plan to build back america better. a plan that will increase opportunities with better jobs and with higher wages. a plan that will lower the everyday costs that strain our budgets and our nation's families today and long into the future. it starts with making investments that we know will make the economy more productive and lead to more growth over the long run. bringing down the cost, everyday
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costs that have been taking a bigger and bigger bite out of middle class families' incomes. the expenses that keep parents up at night and rob seniors of their dignity. health care, prescription drug costs, child care, education, housing or caring for an elderly relative or a loved one. for those who get their health insurance through the affordable care act, the american rescue plan allowed us to cover more people at lower premiums and lower premiums by an average of 40%. in my build back better plan, we want to build on that progress. for prescription drugs, right now we pay the highest prescription drug cost prices of any developed nation in the world, the highest. my build back better plan will lower prescription drug costs by finally giving medicare the power to negotiate the prices of
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the drugs they purchase for the american people, saving americans hundreds of billions of dollars. on top of that, my plan would add hearing, dental and vision benefits to medicare. right now there are hundreds of thousands of americans who need home and community-based care services and my plan expands home care for older americans and people with disabilities, while improving jobs and the pay for the workers who care for them. my plan will also provide access to quality affordable child care with new and upgraded child care facilities all across the country. middle class families will pay no more than 7% of their income for highly qualified care for children up to the age of 5. the most hard-pressed working families will not pay a dime.
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today my council of economic advisers and the office of management and budget released a report showing clearly how my build back better plan will lower out-of-pocket expenses for families. parents who getherarn with two $85,000 a year, they have an adult daughter who lives with them and attends community college. they care for an elderly parent who needs arthritis medicine which costs $5,500 out-of-pocket each year. an eye exam to get a new pair of glasses. under our build back better plan, their daughter would be eligible for two years of community college free. that will save them $2,400 a year. that's like a $2,400 tax credit. in addition -- i should say tax cut, not just credit. in addition, my plan would cap out-of-pocket expenses and costs for their mom's and dad's
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prescription drugs, saving that family another $2,400 a year. the new vision benefit under medicare would pay for that eye exam and new glasses and lenses, saving $450 a year. all told, my plan would save that family making $85,000 a year, $5,250. the build back better plan is going to save your family a lot as well. now, there are a number of -- there's been a lot of misleading talk, which is no surprise, i guess, about what i'm proposing in my build back better agenda. it's not a short-term stimulus. it's a long-term investment in american families. my republican colleagues have argued that long-term investments in physical infrastructure will grow the economy and reduce inflationary pressures. i thank them for that.
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they're exactly right. we agree on that. at the same time, it's true that long-term investments that bring down the biggest costs that families face, housing, child care, education and health care, these investments will lower out-of-pocket expenses, not raise them. they will spur more people to work by helping ease the burdens of child care and senior care that parents, especially mothers, bear, keeping them out of the job market. and they'll spread out over the decade. they'll make a huge difference for families, but they'll only make up around 1% of our economy each year over the next decade. and they're going to be fully paid for. this isn't going to be anything like my predecessor, whose unpaid tax cuts and other spending added nearly $8 trillion in his four years to the national debt.
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$8 trillion. they didn't even purport to try to pay for their tax cuts, which went straight to the largest corporations and the wealthiest americans. the investments i'm proposing will be fully paid for over the long term by having the largest corporations, including the 55 corporations that paid zero federal tax last year and the super wealthy begin to pay their fair share. they'll still make a lot of money, but pay their fair share. that means it will actually reduce the national debt, improve our fiscal position over the long run. my build back better agenda is fiscally responsible, the fiscally responsible way to reduce the cost for families. in fact, you're hearing economists across the board confirm this. moody's has said that, quote, worries that the plan w will ignite -- this is moody's
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now, ignite undesirably high inflation and overheat the economy is overdone. nobel prize-winning economist joseph stigla said my plan, and i quote, there is no conceivable way it will have any significant effect on inflation. jason furman of harvard university has said, quote, i don't think the infrastructure bill or the reconciliation plan would materially impact inflation over the next decade. so if your primary concern right now is the cost of living, you should support this plan, not oppose it. because a vote against this plan is a vote against lowering the cost of health care, housing, child care, elder care, and prescription drugs for american families. so let me close with this. we brought this economy back from a cold start and there is going to be -- there are going to be some ups and downs. but i am committed to making sure that our historic economic
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recovery reaches everyone. this time reaches everyone and eases the burden on working families not just this year but for the years to come. so thank you, god bless you, and may god protect our troops. thank you. okay. the president obviously just finishing up his remarks there about his build back better plan and making the pitch for the investments in the bipartisan infrastructure bill as well as this $3.5 trillion resolution that is expected to work its way through the senate on a simply partisan, democratic majority vote there. he's making the case that it includes all these other facets that he says is necessary in order to make the economy stronger and improve the lives of so many people in this country, particularly the middle class when it comes to education, when it comes to child care, when it comes to
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health care and so much more. again, the president making his case as legislatures, both the house and the senate, continue to do their part. thank you so much for being with us. i'll be back tomorrow at 1:00 eastern. in the meantime follow me on twitter @anacabrera. the news continues now with victor blackwell. i'm victor blackwell, good to be with you. so you just heard from president biden making the case there for his historic jobs and infrastructure agenda. his remarks of course come after senate democrats advanced a $3.5 trillion budget outline overnight. it's the framework that calls for historic expansion of the nation's social safety net, including free pre-k and community college, ambitious proposals on climate and immigration. but giant obstacles are ahead in both the house and in the
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