Some new details on the stimulus package just released today. Also, something big may be happening this coming Sunday, February 13. And no, I am not talking about the game. I have all the details for you on this topic.
As I’m watching all of these changes very closely every single day, I distill all that information down into these short topics, which I delivered to you right here on the site so that you can stay posted as Congress continues to work through all of these packages, proposals, amendments, announcements, reform, and so many other things that they have on their plate right here, right now. But don’t worry, I’m looking at all of it. I’m watching it closely. And I’ll bring you those updates as we get them each and every day.
In other words, twelve years, and that’s it, you’re out of here after twelve years. I couldn’t believe how many of you were reaching out saying, hey, I totally agree with this. We need to have term limits. These people can’t be hanging around forever in Congress. They need to come in, get their work done and hit the road and get out of here.
So, yeah, I think a lot of us could probably agree right now, maybe some of them. It’s about time to get out of there, right? Yeah. So of course, we don’t need to name any names. I think we all are probably thinking the same people, right?
Yeah. But either way, I was super surprised by how many comments were coming in from many of you saying, yeah, this needs to be done right away. So, of course, as I mentioned in that topic, it’s going to be a little bit difficult. There’s a huge process to go through in order to make that happen. But you never know.
Some pretty good dialogue there. So great stuff. All right, let’s keep going here and talk about what else is going on as of today. So the President met with utility CEOs once again today. Well, I shouldn’t say once again, he met with them today, these utility CEOs, actually, to discuss the build back better agenda, otherwise known as the stimulus package.
That’s the one that we’re currently talking about. And they’re talking about how they can actually implement the build-back better agenda, as well as lower some of these crazy utility prices right now. In fact, just a couple of days ago, I was out with you in one of the videos talking about one of my utility bills and how crazy high it is right now. It’s unbelievable, right. If you didn’t happen to see that topic, I’ll just tell you really fast here.
So in December, my gas bill was $78. Again, that’s kind of high for this time of year. But it’s just kind of right in the range considering it’s winter. Right? Well, I got the bill for January $129.
Unbelievable. I mean, seriously, I’ve never had a bill over $100, not even close to $100 a month. So when I saw 129, I was thinking really seriously, is there a mistake here? But no, it was all right. That’s how much prices have gone up this year.
It’s just unbelievable right now, right. So very high stuff. So hopefully they can hammer something out here with these utility CEOs. Hopefully, they can find a solution here to figure something out to help people out with these utilities. Because honestly, there’s a lot of people that are struggling right now.
And the last thing we want to do is pay more on our utility bills. These are like the least fun bills in the world to pay, right? Yeah. Never fun at all to get these bills. So anyway, that was going down today with the President and these utility CEOs.
Also, let’s quickly talk about the build-back better agenda. Again, the stimulus package and some of the other talk that went on today as well. So the press Secretary, Jen Sucker was also out today during her regular daily news briefing and talking about the build back with her agenda as it came up. And here’s what was mentioned. So she mentioned that their objective is to work with Democrats and Republicans to get this legislation completed.
Now, also, she did mention that is their also objective to make sure that this legislation includes reduction to healthcare costs, changing the tax code, and making sure that Medicare has the ability to negotiate prescription prices. So again, not much of a change there. We pretty much already know that. However, this bill continues to get whittled down even more. Now, in a separate report, we also do know that Ron Wyden is working on the build-back better agenda, a new version of it.
By the way, some people have been referring to this as the skinny bill. There’s also been some other names thrown around, but essentially it’s just the skinny bill at this point. So Ron Wyden is actually working on this right now. And again, he is basically taking out some of the provisions in the original bill. Again, the $2.2 trillion package that was passed through the House, a couple of months ago, and now it’s been sitting in the Senate.
So he’s been taking out some of the provisions within that package and basically building new package around some of the provisions that already have widespread support. Now, at the same time, what’s interesting about this is they’re starting to examine how they want to get this package through. On one hand, they’re talking about doing it through reconciliation, which is the process where they just need the 50 votes out of the Senate, plus the tie-breaking vote from the vice President. Otherwise, they’re also considering doing it on a bipartisan basis. So regardless of what they do here, of course, if they have to do it by partisan, they would need those 60 votes in the Senate in order to get it done.
If that’s the case, then they would need to make it very, very appealing for Republicans to also back it up and say, hey, we agree with this and at least bring ten of them on board to actually sign on and vote in favor of this. So if that’s the case, they would need to have a completely separate package than what they’re actually negotiating out. And what Ron Wyden is working on with this other portion of the bill. Again, some people have called it the skinny bill. We don’t really know what Ron Widen is calling it, but that’s kind of what it’s being referred to right now because we know it’s going to be a much more tamed-down bill at this point.
So kind of some interesting new adjustments that came out of this bill as of today. Also, something else I want to mention here very quickly, so down in the comments section every so often. Again, I don’t like bringing this up all that often, but I just have to clarify this. So down in the comments section, I would say I see a handful of people each day ripping me apart saying, oh, this is made up. You’re just leading people on, OK, here’s the deal.
I’m not leading anybody on. The information that I’m giving here in these videos is real things that I’m finding through the research. However, I do think that there’s a lot of confusion about this. So let me clarify for just a second here. When I say stimulus package, I’m talking about the all-encompassing massive bill that actually encompasses all the provisions within it that may contain a stimulus check.
As I’ve mentioned in previous videos, we have no clue what’s going to be in this package completely. We have a few provisions that we know will be in there for the most part. Right. Like I just mentioned, Jen Sackey said some of the things that we want in this bill is, number one, reduce healthcare costs. Number two, we want to reform the tax code.
Number three, we want to make Medicare give the ability to negotiate prescription prices. We also do know that they want to add the child tax credit payments in there, right? Those are not stimulus checks, by the way. Those are just the monthly payments. So I think there’s a little bit of confusion when I say stimulus package or when I use stimulus package in the title of the topic.
It doesn’t necessarily mean stimulus check. It simply means the all-encompassing package that has all of these different provisions within it. Now, again, may it contain a stimulus check? It might. Honestly, we don’t know that quite yet, which is why we got to continue watching this so incredibly closely right now, because Congress recognizes this.
Democrats recognize this, that Americans are struggling right now. They know that they need to make a much more people-focused bill. They’ve mentioned this. In fact, this is what Ron Wyden is working on right now. And more people-focused bill because they recognize Americans are struggling.
They get it. And they also know that the midterm elections are coming up as well. So may it contain some type of payment to the people? It could, but I’m just telling you right now, at this point, it does not contain that stimulus check. It does not contain that payment to the people at this point.
But again, anything could be added at any given point, right? So I just wanted to reiterate that and make it very clear here. So there’s no misunderstanding. And I just want you to know the stuff that I’m telling you in these videos. There’d be no reason for me to make this up.
Why would I make up something that Ron Wyden is working on? I mean, seriously, why would I make that up? You know what I’m saying? Like, why would I come here and be like, hey, Ron Widen is working on a package that’s focused on the people. Honestly, if I want to make stuff up, why would I say that?
I mean, seriously, let’s be real here. You know what I mean? So my point is, none of this stuff is made up. You can feel free to fact-check any of this if you’d like to. But again, I think there’s just a little bit of confusion about this, which is why I wanted to come back and clarify it right here on this topic as well.
I just want you to know I’m doing the research on this. There are also multiple other people here on YouTube that also talk about this stuff and that also use stimulus packages in their titles. And again, the information is very similar across many of the site here that talk about this stuff. So again, unless we’re all just making up the same old story, which again, is not happening, I can assure you that you can feel free to look it up if you’d like. But again, I think it’s just a little bit confusing at the same time.
Like I’ve said, in so many videos, I always give everybody the benefit of the doubt. Simply because I get it. I see the struggle down below in the comments section. I don’t really know what Congress is doing right now. I honestly can’t really wrap my head around what they are thinking.
I mean, let’s be real. They’re probably not thinking at all because the struggle is real. There’s this great divide right now with everybody in the country, right? There are some people that are doing great. There are some people that are doing fine.
They don’t need support. And then on the other side of the spectrum, there are a lot of people that are really struggling right now. And it just completely surprises me that Congress hasn’t quite figured it out that, hey, maybe like a portion of the population really needs some support right now. But based on the research and what I’ve been talking about, over the last few weeks here, a few months, Congress is finally starting to figure it out that, yeah, some Americans actually do need support right now, which again, is why Ron Wyden and some of the senators are still working on these stimulus packages and trying to make them more people-focused rather than climate-focused. Right.
So anyway, I hope that clears it up. But again, I just want to make it very clear. I’m here to be transparent. I’m here to give you the honest, accurate, and reliable information. So sometimes I just got to lay this out here.
So hoping to make it a little bit more clear here so that we’re all on the same page here. I just want to make sure that everybody recognizes that the information I’m giving you is absolutely correct. It’s accurate, and you can certainly check it if you’d like to. So anyway, also, as for this big thing that may be happening this coming Sunday, February 13, the word on the street right now is that there may be a massive trucker convoy making their way across the United States over to DC, just like what we’re seeing in Canada right now. So if this actually does happen, It may be kind of an interesting situation Simply because we’re seeing this play out here in Canada.
It’s been going on for a few days now, and as far as here in the United States, honestly, I’ve been seeing this come out for the last maybe week and a half or so. I’ve been seeing a few little headlines about it, but I haven’t talked about it. But today I’ve seen a few different headlines and articles talking about this, that the whole thing may actually be starting on Sunday, if it does at all. So kind of interesting. We’ll certainly need to watch that one very closely Because if this actually does happen, this could further disrupt the supply chain issues here in the country and ultimately make even more grocery stores and retail stores empty shelves, Just like we’re already seeing right now.
Not only that, it may even drive prices even higher Simply because of the supply-demand equation. Therefore, less supply means more demand and higher prices. Right? So, yeah, very interesting situation. But again, I’ll continue watching everything very closely for you.
So again, thank you so much for visiting.
I’ll catch you again later in the next update. Thanks again. I’ll see you soon.bye