(The Post Millennial) – As part of President Joe Biden’s push to get more people on board with his Build Back Better agenda, the White House has released a series of illustrations on how the agenda’s policies would help mothers and their children, with no men or fathers in sight.
The series of illustrations follows a woman named Linda, who works at a manufacturing plant in Peoria, Illinois making $40,000 per year, and is pregnant with a son named Leo.
BTW no sign of Dad in the “Life of Linda”
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 28, 2021
The story then shifts to after Leo is born, where she then receives a Child Tax Credit of $300 per month to cover essential costs like groceries and rent.
The cost of Leo’s day care is mostly covered by the government, with the White House stating that Linda would not have to pay more than 7 percent of her income on child care.
Leo then gets to attend a “high quality” pre-k program for free, and after high school, he gets to enroll in community college with the help of extended Pell Grants and “Investments in community colleges.”
After leaving college, Leo is seen working on a wind farm, a form of clean energy the Build Back Better agenda boosts.
“Thanks to his community college training, Leo lands a good-paying, union job as a wind turning technician. Leo’s job is one of four million new jobs a year that are supported by President Biden’s economic plan.” The White House stated.
The story then goes back to Linda on the final slide, where the White House stated that they would provide affordable hearing care to her through Medicare, and Leo would be able to afford at home care for Linda.
Biden’s Life of Linda bears an eerie similarity of former President Barack Obama’s “Life of Julia,” where one glaringly obvious similarity in both is the absence of a husband or partner. They both appear to illustrate single mothers, who’s children grow up without a father.
Obama’s “Life of Julia” was unveiled in May of 2012, depicting a similar government assistance and care timeline throughout her lifetime.
“As a toddler, she’s in a head-start program. Skip ahead to 17, and she’s enrolled at a Race to the Top high school. Her 20s are very active: She gets surgery and free birth control through ObamaCare regulations, files a lawsuit under the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and pays off her student loans at a low interest rate. We get updates at age 31, 37 and 42–and then the narrative skips ahead 23 years when she enrolls in Medicare. Two years later, she’s on Social Security, at which point she can die at any time,” wrote the Wall Street Journal in 2012.
A number of twitter user were quick to point out the notable lack of a father in the Biden administration’s presentation.
This is a great illustration of the need to ensure a thriving institutions of civil society – churches, community organizations, etc. that give people purpose, meaning, and belonging.
All of which are missing from Linda's life. Along with love. So very sad. https://t.co/OYp5GSJnyZ
— Casey Mattox (@CaseyMattox_) October 28, 2021
Biden’s Build Back Better agenda boasts “The most transformative investment in children and caregiving in generations.”
It offers “universal and free preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds” and makes “the largest investment in child care in the nation’s history.” This primarily so that women can enter or continue in the workforce without having to raise their children.
In addition to health and child care help, the agenda looks to fight climate change, and looks to bring down costs for middle class families, something not currently seen in the US as inflation skyrockets.
The White House also stressed that the plan would not raise taxes for the middle and lower class, stating: “combined with savings from repealing the Trump Administration’s rebate rule, the plan is fully paid for by asking more from the very largest corporations and the wealthiest Americans. The 2017 tax cut delivered a windfall to them, and this would help reverse that—and invest in the country’s future. No one making under $400,000 will pay a penny more in taxes.”