Bernie Sanders says working people will benefit from American Rescue Plan

Over 85% American households will get $1400 per person direct payments

Democratic Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders has declared the American Rescue Plan as the most significant piece of legislation to benefit the working people in many years. Even though, his efforts to include $15 per hour minimum wage in the Rescue Bill failed as 08 Democrat Senators sided with Republicans to kill his amendment. 

Bernie Sanders said that I am very proud to say that with this bill, the Congress is finally responding to the pain so many working families in Vermont and all over this country are feeling. Not only are we going to boost stimulus to working parents and their kids by $1,400, we are going to cut childhood poverty in America in half by providing parents with a monthly check of up to $300 per child. I will say that again, because it cannot be understated: with the American Rescue Plan, we are going to cut childhood poverty in half.

What we did is write and pass a bill to address the crises facing the American people, not the wealthy and large corporations. The result is the most significant piece of legislation to benefit the working class in many years.

The American Rescue Plan is the most significant piece of legislation to benefit working people in the modern history of this country. Not only are we going to go forward and crush this pandemic, rebuild our economy, and get our kids back to school safely, we are going to do something even more important: we are going to help restore faith in the United States government among the people of our country. The people are hurting, and we must respond.

                                       I wonder where my Republican colleagues' diligence and concern was for the deficit when they gave over a trillion dollars in tax breaks to the very rich and large corporations. I wonder where their concern was when they voted and pushed the $740 billion military budget, massive corporate welfare all over this country. Here is the simple truth: Today, we are facing a series of crises: health care, pandemic, economic, education, mental illness. We are facing crises unlike any we have faced in our lifetimes. And working class people all over this country are crying out to Congress: 'Please, hear our pain. Hear our children's pain. Do something.' The bill that we are fighting for right now that hopefully will pass in a few days, in my view, is the most significant piece of legislation for working families that Congress has passed in many, many decades.

                                                                     Rukhsana Manzoor Deputy Editor



                              


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