EDER HERNANDEZ (Staff Writer)
The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act finally passed the House on Wednesday, Mar. 10 and became law. This bill will benefit many struggling families and individuals in the United States.
According to CNN, President Biden hopes that the American Rescue Plan, which he says will reshape the nation’s economy, will be made permanent. The hope is that it will decrease poverty, especially for children. This is in opposition to former President Trump’s economic plan which only benefitted the already wealthy.
This is a step in the right direction. It is time that the United States stepped up to help those who are really in need. A wealthy nation should not have children who live in poverty.
President Biden plans to help the middle class. He also wants to ensure that Americans have access to healthcare. He plans to raise taxes on the wealthy and invest in protecting the environment. He wants to undo the harm caused by Trump’s lack of a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is true that the American Rescue Plan does not mention tax increases, which means the federal government will pay for it with more debt. However, Biden is doing what he thinks is best to improve the lives of Americans.