Good morning

This is a pretty great way to start the day. Yo, Obama! Miss that guy and his sense of humor.

As far as I’m concerned, this is 100% great news. From the Occupy Democrats website:

  1. Expands Medicare benefits: free vaccines (2023), $35/month insulin (2023) and caps out-of-pocket drug costs to an estimated $4,000 or less in 2024 and settling at $2,000 in 2025
  2. Lowers energy bills: cuts energy bills by $500 to $1,000 per year
  3. Makes historic climate investment: reduces carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030
  4. Lowers health care costs: saves the average enrollee $800/year in the ACA marketplace, allows Medicare to negotiate 100 drugs over the next decade, and requires drug companies to rebate back price increases higher than inflation
  5. Creates manufacturing jobs: more than $60 billion invested will create millions of new domestic clean manufacturing jobs
  6. Invests in disadvantaged communities: cleaning up pollution and taking steps to reducing environmental injustice with $60 billion for environmental justice
  7. Closes tax loopholes used by wealthy: a 15% corporate minimum tax, a 1% fee on stock buybacks and enhanced IRS enforcement
  8. Protects families and small business making $400,000 or less

All of this, while still reducing the federal deficit by over $300 billion.

What’s not to like? I’m sure the GOP will twist and turn these facts into something that sounds horrible, but this is a straight-up win for most citizens.

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