Positive impact on small businesses – Small businesses to be helped by President Biden as he hopes to tour the country and make good use of his $1.9 trillion relief package. President or Biden,his wife Jill Biden, and the vice president Kamala Harris are proimising that the relief package will be spent in a way that it will lead to a major positive transformational change. The change includes halving child poverty, fueling record levels of hiring and pumping money to parents, schools and state, as well as local governments.
From the very beginning, President Biden has taken a sharp turn; from vaccination goals to the package to help America. However, even though vaccinations distributions are going on as planned. Americans were warned that the country might not return to its normal state until Christmas. We can only hope for an earlier recovery.
On Tuesday, President Biden joined top messengers already crisscrossing the country to highlight the benefits of the plan, specifically focusing on aid for small businesses.
He was set to visit a small business in suburban Philadelphia, his first trip outside Washington for the “Help is Here” tour. Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff were reinforcing the small business theme Tuesday with stops in Colorado.
Around 400,000 small businesses have been estimated by Biden’s administration to have closed because of the pandemic and millions more are barely surviving. His aid package includes a $28 billion grant program to support restaurants and drinking establishments. There are also $15 billion in flexible grants that can be allocated.
The roadshow began on Monday with vice president Kamala Harris visiting a COVID-19 vaccination site and a culinary academy in Las Vegas and first lady Jill Biden touring a New Jersey elementary school.
“We want to avoid a situation where people are unaware of what they’re entitled to,” Harris said at the culinary academy. “It’s not selling it — it literally is letting people know their rights. Think of it more as a public education campaign.”
No time is wasted in the White House in promotion of the relief plan. President Biden signed into law last week, looking to build momentum for the rest of his agenda and anxious to avoid the mistakes of 2009 in boosting that year’s recovery effort. Even veterans of President Barack Obama’s administration acknowledge they did not do enough then to showcase their massive economic stimulus package.
On Monday, the president spoke in Washington and declared that “hope is here in real and tangible ways.” He also said the new government spending will bankroll efforts that could allow the nation to emerge from the pandemic’s twin crises, health and economic.
“Shots in arms and money in pockets,” Biden said at the White House. “That’s important. The American Rescue Plan is already doing what it was designed to do: make a difference in people’s everyday lives. We’re just getting started.”
Moreover, President Biden said that within the next 10 days, his administration will clear two important benchmarks: distributing 100 million stimulus payments and administering 100 million vaccine doses since he took office. It will have taken about 60 days to administer those doses, a pace much faster than the 100 days that Biden initially promised.
Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell dismissed the target of doses that President Biden set when he took office as “not some audacious goal” but just the pace that he inherited. He also mocked President Biden’s talk of Americans working towards merely being able to gather in small groups by July Fourth as “bizarre.”
The Biden plan cleared Congress without any backing from Republicans, despite polling that found broad public support. Republicans argued that the bill was too expensive, especially with vaccinations making progress against the virus, and included too many provisions not directly linked to the pandemic.
The White House has detailed a theme for each day, focusing on small businesses, schools, home evictions and direct checks to most Americans.
Jill Biden was joined by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on a tour Monday of Samuel Smith Elementary School in Burlington, where she highlighted steps the school took to reopen.
But her tour revealed the challenges ahead: In one classroom she visited, only two students were in attendance for in-person learning while the other 17 were virtual. The first lady sat down at a computer to say hello to the remote learners.
“I just love being here at a school again: Educators, parents, and students, the entire school has come together to bring kids back to the classroom,” she said. “But even with your best efforts, students can’t come, they can’t come in every day, which means that their parents are still having to take time off of work or figure out child care solutions. And this school, like schools across this country, can’t fully reopen without help.”