The White House has released a series of illustrations titled “Life of Linda” in an apparent effort to demonstrate how President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda would help mothers and their children.
“This framework will set the United States on course to meet its climate goals, create millions of good-paying jobs, enable more Americans to join and remain in the labor force, and grow our economy from the bottom up and the middle out,” the White House announced, using the drawings to demonstrate “what the Build Back Better Framework will mean for Linda from Peoria, IL.”
The central characters are Linda and her son, Leo. The child’s father is not featured in the story. Each illustration explains the government welfare that would be provided, essentially from cradle to grave, including Child Tax Credits, daycare and pre-K programs, free community college, “good-paying, union jobs,” and “home care and hearing care.”
“Linda is a working mother in Peoria, Illinois. She works at a local manufacturing facility as a production worker and earns $40,000 per year. She is pregnant with her son, Leo,” the graphics begin. “Once Leo is born, Linda begins receiving Child Tax Credits of $300 per month ($3600 annually) to help cover essential costs like groceries, rent, and medicine.”
“As Leo grows up, the government helps cover the costs for his daycare, guaranteeing that Linda doesn’t need to pay more than 7 percent of her income on child care,” the series continues. “When Leo turns 3, he attends a high-quality Pre-K program for free.”
“When Leo leaves high school, he’s able to enroll in a community college, thanks to extended Pell Grants and investments in community colleges,” the series adds. “Thanks to his community college training, Leo lands a good-paying, union job as a wind turbine technician. Leo’s job is one of four million new jobs a year that are supported by President Biden’s economic plan.”
“Later in life, Linda needs home care and hearing care. Thanks to President Biden’s plan, Linda can access affordable hearing care through Medicare, and Leo is able to afford at-home elder care for his mom,” the series concludes.
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 28, 2021
“Life of Linda” was promptly shredded online, with many pointing out that there was “no sign of Dad” in the series.
This series appears to echo the “Life of Julia” marketing campaign employed during the Obama administration, which aimed to promote Obamacare to single women. The series was released in 2012.
“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,” The Wall Street Journal reported at the time.