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President Joe Biden is known for verbal blunders. Some are real, others come from deceptive editing.
"No one should have to choose between a job and a paycheck."
Taken by itself, the quote seems redundant or perplexing. So, here’s the full context of that portion of the president’s speech.
Biden spoke about his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, which proposes to be funded through taxes on the wealthiest and highest-income Americans. He said it addresses challenges that include access to quality education and child care.
Then he said:
"Third, the American Families Plan will finally provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave and medical leave — family medical leave.
"We’re one of the few industrial countries in the world — (interrupted by applause).
"No one should have to choose between a job and a paycheck or taking care of themselves and their loved ones, or parent or spouse or child."
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Twitter, post, April 28, 2021
PolitiFact, "Biden’s verbal blunders: Separating the real from the fake," Oct. 5, 2020
C-SPAN, video of Joe Biden speech (33:42), April 28, 2021