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Biden thanks Georgia for crucial election role, touts economic plans

PoliticsApr 29, 2021 08:30PM ET
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2/2 © Reuters. U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his first address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington 2/2

By Andrea Shalal and Steve Holland

DULUTH, Ga. (Reuters) -President Joe Biden marked his 100th day in office on Thursday thanking Georgia voters for putting Democrats in control of Congress and by promoting his plans to spend trillions of dollars to rebuild the U.S. economy.

At a drive-in rally in Duluth, about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Atlanta, Biden recognized the importance of Democratic victories in Georgia to his agenda.

"We owe special thanks to the people of Georgia," Biden told a crowd watching from cars outside a sports arena due to COVID-19. "You're helping us to prove that democracy can still deliver for the people."

Biden carried the Republican-leaning Southern state in November's presidential election, the first Democrat to do so in 28 years, and the election victories in January of Georgia's two Democratic U.S. senators, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, secured Democrats control of the Senate.

The president reminded the audience that the votes of Warnock and Ossoff were pivotal to the passage of his $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package in March.

Near the beginning of his remarks, Biden was briefly interrupted by protesters opposed to privately run immigration detention centers.

Visiting Georgia a day after his first address to a joint session of Congress, Biden urged Americans to support his plan to invest a combined $4 trillion in families and infrastructure to rebuild the middle class.

Biden told Congress his plans would add millions of well-paying jobs and trillions of dollars to economic output in coming years, while helping to reverse decades of systemic racism.

Republicans have sharply criticized the tax increases on corporations that Biden has proposed to help fund his plans.

"In the 21st century, infrastructure isn't just steel and concrete, it's people," Biden told the Duluth event, staged by the Democratic National Committee to celebrate his first 100 days in office.

"Folks, it's only been 100 days," Biden said. "We're working again, we're dreaming again."

Georgia has also emerged as a hot spot in a nationwide battle over voting rights. Over 100 U.S. corporations as well as civil rights activists and sports leagues have spoken out against voting rights curbs passed by Georgia's Republican state legislature.

Biden has forcefully opposed the restrictions, calling them "sick" and "un-American."

Similar measures are under consideration in other Republican-controlled states, where backers have used former President Donald Trump's false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election to push for changes they say are needed to improve election integrity.

Earlier, Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, at their home in the small town of Plains, about 150 miles (240 km) south of Atlanta.

After limited time on the road due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden is stepping up his travel schedule and plans to visit Pennsylvania and Virginia in coming days.

Biden thanks Georgia for crucial election role, touts economic plans
 

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Catholic Man
CatholicMan May 01, 2021 3:33PM ET
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The devil went down to Georgia, to thank the people who helped him cheat.
Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Apr 29, 2021 10:38PM ET
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People in Mexico, etc can vote in USA elections too. They all r americans.
Connecticut Yankee
A_Jaundiced_Eye Apr 29, 2021 8:53PM ET
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"...we're dreaming again..." No truer words were ever spoken.  If Biden & Co. think govt. is the answer, they're right... THEY'RE DREAMING !
Paul Wall
Paul Wall Apr 29, 2021 6:18PM ET
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Carter has actually done more good for the world volunteering than he did as President. Biden will definitely beat Carter in a I'm worse than you war.
Klaus Weyers
Klaus Weyers Apr 29, 2021 4:40PM ET
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funny.. jimmy used to be the worst president the US has had.. now being visited by a guy who will do even poorer
Trat Nguyen
Trat Nguyen Apr 29, 2021 4:40PM ET
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Yeah the all-time high market, decreasing unemployment, and economic recover are all real terrible.   You fool.
Roger Miller
Roger Miller Apr 29, 2021 4:40PM ET
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Trat Nguyen Not much of an accomplishment after the government totally destroyed the economy. And flooding the markets with printed money isn’t exactly difficult either, make sure you credit them with the eventual massive crash.
Hung Pham
Hung Pham Apr 29, 2021 4:40PM ET
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Trat Nguyen are you a VC?
Steve Blevins
Steve Blevins Apr 29, 2021 4:12PM ET
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What a sad pair!
Frederick Chotsky
Chotsky Apr 29, 2021 11:26AM ET
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James Pattison Apr 29, 2021 9:34AM ET
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Biden doesnt know where he is at any point
Connecticut Yankee
A_Jaundiced_Eye Apr 29, 2021 9:34AM ET
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As he went inside to meet Carter, Biden said "It seemed like only yesterday that he was President."
James Pattison
James Pattison Apr 29, 2021 9:33AM ET
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Maybe they should have a major league all star game their to area to help boost the economy... (laughing)
Steve Lora
Steve Lora Apr 29, 2021 8:54AM ET
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Ever wonder why 1 party would be against showing id. to vote?
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James Pattison
James Pattison Apr 29, 2021 8:54AM ET
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Geprgias voting law will expose the fraud in 2020...
Roger Miller
Roger Miller Apr 29, 2021 8:54AM ET
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Chris Cummins why is showing ID so difficult? When Trump was voted in some people blamed all his poor backwoods ignorant voters, so they must not have a problem with showing ID.
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Roger Miller Apr 29, 2021 8:54AM ET
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No doubt, especially when they were the party whose supporters claimed to be more intelligent and educated.
Chris Cummins
Chris Cummins Apr 29, 2021 8:54AM ET
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Roger Miller  Native Americans have a difficult time getting ID, much less voting as the government recognizes one legal address for a reservation but requires people give a person address...which is not legally available on the reservation. Did you see that Mitch quote where he admitted if everyone voted the GOP would get clobbered? He knows! It is just a game to him.
Hung Pham
Hung Pham Apr 29, 2021 8:54AM ET
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Chris Cummins then proof it lol
 
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