Susan Bewley: What’s in the Build Back Better Act? | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Susan Bewley: What’s in the Build Back Better Act?

Apparently, many people do not know what is in the current version of the Build Back Better Act. Here is a summary of the legislation at this point:

Child care: Child care tax credit of up to $3,800 per child. Paid family leave.

Climate change: Tax incentives for a range of electric/energy efficient products. Clean electricity programs for utilities. Energy efficiency and electrification expansion. Civilian Conservation Corps. Expanding of government electric vehicle fleet.



Education: Universal pre-kindergarten. Two years tuition-free community college. Repairing/improving school facilities/infrastructure. Pell Grant expansion.

Health care: Allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Expand Medicare to include vision, hearing and dental coverage. Expand Medicare and Medicaid access.




Cyber security: Security for federal digital networks, cyber security and protection.

The cost will be financed through a combination of tax increases on corporations and those people earning more than $400,000 per year, as well as increasing the budget of the Internal Revenue Service to allow better enforcement to catch tax cheaters.

If you don’t like the $3.5 trillion price tag, what programs do you want to cut? The programs are for 10 years, so they average 1/10th of that amount annually.

Democrats may like to tax and spend, but Republicans like to borrow and spend. Let’s invest in families rather than wars.

Susan Bewley

Nevada City.

 


Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Letters


See more