LIVE: US President Joe Biden attends campaign events in Pennsylvania

LIVE: US President Joe Biden attends campaign events in Pennsylvania

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden's Campaign Event in Delaware County, Pennsylvania

  • Dr. Chi-Chi Alonzo Moma introduced First Lady Jill Biden and President Joe Biden at the event.
  • Jill Biden spoke about her husband's character and dedication to serving the country, emphasizing the importance of reelecting him and Vice President Kamala Harris.

President Biden's Address

  • President Biden highlighted his accomplishments during his first term, including job creation, reducing unemployment, and lowering inflation.
  • He criticized Donald Trump's policies and rhetoric, particularly his attacks on women and veterans.
  • President Biden emphasized the importance of protecting reproductive rights and pledged to restore Roe v. Wade if Democrats regain control of Congress.
  • He discussed his plans for the future, including ending trickle-down economics, ensuring the wealthy and corporations pay their fair share, and further reducing the cost of prescription drugs.
  • President Biden announced a $200 billion saving for taxpayers by eliminating the Medicare prescription drug copay and aims to cap prescription drug costs at $2,000 per year for all Americans.
  • He vowed to protect the Affordable Care Act, which has prevented over 100 million Americans from being denied health insurance due to pre-existing conditions.
  • To address housing affordability, President Biden proposed an annual tax credit of $400 per month for two years to help Americans with mortgage payments or moving expenses.
  • He highlighted the success in cutting the federal deficit by $1 trillion and plans to reduce it by another $3 trillion by making big corporations and wealthy individuals pay their fair share of taxes.
  • President Biden emphasized the need for tax fairness and proposed a minimum tax of 25% for billionaires, which could raise $500 billion over the next decade.
  • He discussed the administration's commitment to addressing the climate crisis and securing $369 billion for climate change initiatives while still reducing the deficit.
  • President Biden highlighted the success of the American Rescue Plan in reducing murder rates and violent crime, announcing increased federal enforcement of the Violence Against Women Act.
  • He called for an assault weapons ban, high-capacity magazine restrictions, universal background checks, and the repeal of immunity for gun manufacturers.
  • President Biden emphasized the strength of the American economy and believes in focusing on the middle class first to ensure everyone has an even chance to succeed.
  • He concluded by reflecting on the battle for the soul of the nation and his belief in the American story.

Joe Biden's Discussion on the State of the United States

  • Joe Biden discussed the current state of the United States and the challenges it faces.
  • He emphasized the importance of unity and moving the country forward rather than dwelling on the past.
  • Biden criticized the divisive rhetoric and behavior that have become prevalent in society.
  • He highlighted the need to defend democracy, protect freedoms, and ensure fairness for all Americans.
  • Biden stressed the importance of addressing climate change and gun violence.
  • He expressed his belief in America and the American people and their ability to overcome challenges.
  • Biden shared an anecdote about his persistence in proposing marriage to his wife, Jill Biden.

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