On The Cash: Breaking down Biden’s $1.8T American Households Plan | Powell voices confidence in Fed’s deal with on inflation | Wall Road basks in ‘Biden increase’

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THE BIG DEAL – This is what Biden’s $ 1.8 billion plan for American families says: President BidenJoe BidenTulane adds Hunter Biden as a guest speaker on media polarization Trump on the resumption of MAGA rallies: report Biden’s inevitable foreign policy crisis MORE On Wednesday, the American Families Plan will be unveiled, an ambitious package that includes $ 1 trillion in new spending and $ 800 billion in tax credits aimed at increasing access to preschool and community colleges, as well as childcare and Extend health care significantly.

  • Biden will explain the proposal in a speech to a joint congressional session where he is expected to set his agenda for the coming months.
  • The centerpiece of the speech will be the Family Plan, which will be rolled out less than a month after Biden unveils a $ 2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal.

But we already have details of what Biden will propose tonight.


  • The American Families Plan has a $ 200 billion program that provides universal pre-kindergarten for all three- and four-year-olds.
  • $ 109 billion for a tuition-free community college for any American who wants it.
  • $ 85 billion to increase Pell grants for low-income and minority students.
  • More than $ 4 billion in major scholarships, certification, and support programs for teachers.

Tax credits:

  • The plan would build on the provisions of the American Rescue Plan by indefinitely extending the Affordable Care Act tax credits and making the extension of the childless worker tax credit permanent.
  • It would make the child tax credit permanent fully available to the families with the lowest incomes, while other aspects of credit expansion, such as increasing the loan amount, will expand through 2025.

The proposal includes the creation of a national program for paid family and sick leave, more funding for catering programs for children and low-income families, and reform of unemployment insurance. The Hill’s Brett Samuels and Morgan Chalfant break it open here.

The tax increases: All of these new investments will be accompanied by a number of proposed high income tax hikes which, on their own, could be a major political boost.

The Naomi Jagoda of the Hill leads us through Biden’s tax plan here.

Read more about the American Families Plan:

  • President Biden will speak to Congress on Wednesday evening tense terms with the business community for proposals to increase the corporate tax rate and nearly double the capital gains tax for high-income Americans.
  • Key Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday they would keep pushing for that full expansion The Presidential Tax Credit (CTC) is set to be permanent after President Biden released a proposal that would only cement part of the expansion.
  • The Treasury Department on Wednesday announced more details on President Biden’s proposal to increase IRS funding Strengthen compliance According to tax laws, these initiatives would generate net sales of $ 700 billion over a decade.

Run the day

Powell is confident the Fed can get inflation under control: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that rising inflation will offset itself as one-off, pandemic-related statistical quirks and supply chain disruptions subside.

During a press conference, Powell argued that the recent spike in the rate of price increases is almost entirely due to economic activity picking up after the collapse during the coronavirus recession outbreak.

“We’ll likely see some upward pressure on prices,” Powell said after the Fed announced that it would keep rates near zero percent and maintain the current rate of bond purchases in the reopening process. ”I Explain why here.

The background:

  • The US is expected to grow between 6 and 8 percent in 2021 as it contains the spread of COVID-19 and brings millions of people back to work.
  • Critics fear Biden’s recent $ 1.9 trillion in economic aid, plans for future spending, and loose monetary policy from the Fed will boost inflation as the US is already booming.
  • The consumer price index (CPI), a closely watched indicator of inflation, rose 2.6 percent between March 2020 and last month, and minus food and energy costs 1.7 percent.

However, Powell said Wednesday that summer inflation would continue to rise due to two short-term factors: The statistical effect of comparing a fall in demand with a sharp surge in demand and congestion caused by the reopening of the global economy.

“An episode of one-off price increases in the reopening of the economy is not the same as and is unlikely to result in sustained higher inflation year over year into the future,” he said.


  • The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing on “The Dignity of Work” at 10 a.m.
  • The Senate Finance Committee holds a social security hearing at 10 a.m. during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • A House Financial Services subcommittee will hold a hearing at 12:00 noon to close the racial and gender wealth gaps
  • A House Ways and Means subcommittee will hold a hearing on infrastructure investments at 1:30 p.m.



What’s confidence over cash?

When you have the assurance that no matter how long you live today, no matter what, you can maintain the lifestyle you are used to and expected.

In all the years that I have practiced financial planning, one question I always ask, one that I always get an answer to and that comes as a surprise to many is:

At what age do you expect to die?

Why is this question so important and why should the answer be given without much thought? In general, we’ve thought about it a lot. That’s why I always get an answer.

I’ve asked thousands of people.

I have young people in their forties who are 56 years old, and I’ve had 110, even 120 years.

Where does the answer you give come from?

It’s the accumulation of data. Your family’s statistics. Your own collection of experiences and decisions. It is mostly a period of 30 to 45 years for people under 45 years of age, a period of 25 to 35 years for people under 50 years of age and

20 to 30 years for the 60 year olds. Seventy year olds use 15 to 25 years and eighty year olds tend to use 15 to 20 years. Interestingly, these numbers follow the current mortality tables. We are tuned to, and in many ways controlled by, statistical data by what we record.

What I’ve noticed over the years is that the more spiritual you are, the higher your life expectancy.

This is a very important question as it sets the limit of need for the individual. It defines the capital planning parameter, on the basis of which the capital requirement can initially be determined. Adjustment factors allow individuals to legitimately plan to prevent the most difficult financial risks to be planned from living too long. Lack of money can be a cause of death.

But what about today and trust about money?

You have to start with an accurate picture of what it costs to live. Make a budget, a real budget. One that includes everything. That means all expenses, whether by credit or direct. It includes taxes and all necessary insurance. It also includes your future needs. If you stop working, will you create enough for the future? Including adjustments for not working and playing anymore. Ideally, the day after you quit your job, you would have the same income as the day before, just from a different location.

It is shocking to many when they find this out correctly. It’s a reality check. It’s a future shock that may or may not happen. Luck and luck can help. How much do you leave to chance? How much do you plan to solve? What role does a consultant play? Can I do anything to help myself, my family, and the community without giving up control?

Les Winstonis the spokesperson for social affairs Secharity.org, an Endow America Network Foundation program. He is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and has had an outstanding career serving philanthropists. For over a decade, influencing intelligent philanthropic planning with Funny Money Radio, he is now hosting his new webcast line-up. “Route 664: The Road to Human Goodness!” Les can be reached at lwinston@winifs.com

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