President Joe Biden is coming to Philadelphia on Thursday to unveil his latest budget proposal and his plans to protect Medicare, according to the White House.
He will visit a union hall where workers are benefiting from his economic plans, the White House said on Sunday evening, and plans to deliver a speech outlining his proposals “to invest in America, continue to cut costs for families, protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare, reduce the deficit, and more.
The budget proposal would cut the federal deficit by more than $2 trillion over 10 years and extend the term of Medicare, the health plan for Americans 65 and older, by at least two decades without cutting benefits, the White House told The Inquirer, though he didn’t provide details on how Biden would pull off the difficult combination.
The budget, however, is unlikely to pass as Biden proposes, given Republican control of the US House. Such plans usually serve as an outline of a president’s priorities and a political marker to contrast with his rivals.
Biden will roll out his vision ahead of what is expected to be a re-election announcement in the coming month, and as he tried to oppose with calls from some Republicans to cut Social Security and Medicare. This topic was a main feature of its recent State of the Union speech, and is already a key part of the Democratic message ahead of the 2024 election.
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