President Joe Biden and the first lady traveled Monday to coastal Virginia to market his plans to increase spending on education and kids, part of the $1.8 trillion families proposal announced weekly.
Biden and his wife, Jill, visited Tidewater Community College. The president has proposed $109 billion be invested to provide Americans with two years of tuition-free community college. He’s also seeking $62 billion for applications that could boost completion rates at community colleges and associations that mostly serve disadvantaged students.
T’s an issue of personal value to the Bidens. The first woman is an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria.
But there’s doubt about Biden becoming an ambitious group of spending programs through narrow Democratic majorities in Congress. He has proposed a joint $4.1 trillion to be spent on infrastructure, broadband, new school buildings, electrical vehicle charging stations, the electricity grid, child tax credits and child care, among other applications. All that would be financed by higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy.
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The Bidens began their trip by touring a fifth grade class at Yorktown Elementary School.
The president went about asking the students,”What would you like to be when you grow up?”
“A fashion designer,” one student responded.
“A chef,” another stated, to that Biden responded,”holy mackerel, I’ll be darned!”
Biden joked:”I could use some, a few hair, I mean.”
The president subsequently continued:”I tell you everything, you guys are really impressive,” and joked with the kids –“This is 9th grade, correct?”
It was, in fact, fifth tier.