President Je Biden will visit Tampa, Florida, on today to discuss proposals to safeguard Social Security and Medicare, and lower the cost of health care. He is in town to make sure that he wants to big there are no cuts to either Social Security or Medicare two entitlement programs that Florida Sen. Rick Scott wanted to sunset and review evert five years as part of his “Rescue America” plan that most of the GOP wanted no part of in the end.
Addressing the nation Tuesday night, Biden said his plan had helped create 800,000 good-paying manufacturing jobs across the country since 2021, when he took office.
“Where is it written that America can’t lead the world in manufacturing again?” he said.
At the union center, the Democratic president will meet with workers and apprentices who are learning how to do the jobs that are being created as a result of several pieces of major legislation, some of them passed with Republican support, that Biden signed into law.
The measures include trillions of dollars of spending on pandemic relief, rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure, jump-starting the semiconductor chip industry in the United States, and on climate change and health care initiatives.
He also was expected to discuss how Wisconsin was benefiting from the federal largesse.
Biden’s trip, one of two stops he has planned this week, is part of a traditional post-State of the Union blitz to at least 20 states by the president, Vice President Kamala Harris and members of the Cabinet to promote his policies and themes from the speech.
In the 2020 election, Biden edged Republican incumbent Donald Trump in Wisconsin by a margin of less than 1 percentage point.
Biden has said he intends to run for a second term in 2024. A formal announcement is expected in the coming months. A majority of Democrats now think one term is plenty for him, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
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