Build Back Better Plan
Joe Biden plans to reimagine and build a new American economy for our families and future generations. In this time of crisis, Joe Biden will create millions of good-paying jobs that will allow every American an equal chance to get ahead. He will build an economy where Black Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and women will all be welcomed as full participants. He will build an economy where Americans will be provided with the tools, choices, and freedom they need to build back better. Here’s how.
Joe Biden believes the first way to fix the jobs crisis is to fix the public health crisis. Beginning on day 1, Biden will begin to implement his comprehensive strategy on how to deal with the pandemic and effectively reopen the economy. This plan will protect the health of all Americans, and boost our economic activity as well. Biden plans to provide state, local, and tribal governments with the necessary aid so essential workers are not laid off. He plans to extend COVID crisis unemployment insurance to help those who are out of work. In addition, Biden plans to provide a comeback package for Main Street businesses and entrepreneurs.
As President, the Biden plan will mobilize the American people in service of four bold, national efforts to address four great national challenges. First, Biden will mobilize American manufacturing and innovation to ensure that the future is made in America. In future crises, it’s important to not be dependent on other countries. Biden will build a strong industrial base and small-business-led supply chains to retain and create millions of jobs in manufacturing and technology. Second, Biden plans to mobilize American ingenuity to build a modern infrastructure and an equitable, clean energy feature. Biden strives to build a clean energy economy, address environmental injustice, and create millions of union jobs. Third, Biden intends to build a 21st century caregiving and education workforce in order to help ease the burden of care for working parents, especially women. In today’s economy, parents struggle to balance their job and caregiving responsibilities. Not only will this help women with child care costs, but it will also give older relatives and people with disabilities better access to community-based care. This will in turn provide millions of new jobs in these areas, and also elevate pay and benefits for caregivers and educators. The fourth national challenge that Biden will address is to make strong advances towards racial equity across America. He prioritizes fixing the embedded racism in the economy, and will work towards racial equality in every aspect. Biden aims to close the racial wealth gap, expand affordable housing, invest in minority communities, advance policing and criminal justice reform, and create equal educational opportunities for all.
In order to build back better, Biden wants all American workers to have higher wages, stronger benefits, and safe workplaces at all times. This starts with the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which provides public service and federal government workers to organize unions and collectively bargain. Biden will also pass the Paycheck Fairness Act which will help ensure that women are paid for equal work. In addition, he will pass universal paid sick days and 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave. Biden wants to lower the costs of care and prescription drugs to ensure that all Americans have quality and affordable healthcare.
Biden promises to make sure that corporate America finally pays their fair share of taxes. He will do this by reversing some of Trump’s tax cuts for corporations and imposing common sense tax reforms. While we have seen the current administration provide all the necessary tools to big businesses, Biden will help small businesses and entrepreneurs recover from the pandemic. Millions of entrepreneurs will be able to get back on their feet and help move our economy forward. Increasing jobs will increase demand, which will stimulate the growth of our economy. Economists agree that if we don't make productive investments, it will undermine our long-term growth potential, and long-term fiscal situation. We need to build back better for our working families, our children, and our country. We need Joe Biden.