Biden doubles down on his $2trillion infrastructure plan


‘Raising taxes will NOT slow the economy’: Biden doubles down on his $2trillion infrastructure plan that Republicans have vowed to fight ‘every step of the way’ and has been slammed by big business

  • On the heels of Friday’s 900,000-plus jobs report, President Joe Biden pressed that his $2 trillion infrastructure plan would not slow down economic growth 
  • ‘Raising taxes will not slow the economy at all,’ Biden told reporters after remarks on the new jobs numbers 
  • Biden laughed when a reporter asked about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pledge to ‘fight them every step of the way’ 
  • He scoffed at the idea that Republicans are suddenly against investing in infrastructure 
  • After giving brief remarks, the president and first lady Jill Biden left the White House to spend Easter weekend at Camp David  

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On the heels of Friday’s 900,000-plus jobs report, President Joe Biden pressed that his $2 trillion infrastructure plan, paid for by tax hikes, would not slow down economic growth.  

‘Raising taxes will not slow the economy at all,’ Biden told reporters. ‘Asking corporate America just to pay their fair share will not slow the economy at all, it will make the economy function better and will create more energy.’ 

Biden laughed when a reporter asked about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pledge to fight the ‘fight them every step of the way.’ 

'Raising taxes will not slow the economy at all,' Biden told reporters after delivering remarks Friday on the 900,000+ American jobs that were added in March

‘Raising taxes will not slow the economy at all,’ Biden told reporters after delivering remarks Friday on the 900,000+ American jobs that were added in March

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden - with flowers in tow - are photographed leaving the White House Friday for Camp David

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden – with flowers in tow – are photographed leaving the White House Friday for Camp David 

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk onto the South Lawn as they leave for Camp David for Easter weekend. Dr. Biden held a spring bouquet

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden walk onto the South Lawn as they leave for Camp David for Easter weekend. Dr. Biden held a spring bouquet 

The president escorts the first lady onto Marine One Friday as the Bidens leave to spend Easter weekend at Camp David

The president escorts the first lady onto Marine One Friday as the Bidens leave to spend Easter weekend at Camp David 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Thursday to 'fight them every step of the way,' as he talked about the Biden administration and the president's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Thursday to ‘fight them every step of the way,’ as he talked about the Biden administration and the president’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan  

‘I don’t think the American people gave them a mandate to drive our country all the way to the political left,’ McConnell said Thursday from Kentucky. 

On Wednesday from Pittsburgh, Biden debuted his $2 trillion infrastructure plan that will invest in roads, bridges, broadbant technology, water projects, housing and job training efforts. 

It will be paid for by hiking taxes on big corporations to a higher rate than what former President Donald Trump signed off on in his 2017 tax package. 

Americans who make more than $400,000 annually could also see an increase.  

On Friday after Biden made remarks about the jobs numbers, he briefly participated in Q&A with reporters. 

He scoffed at the idea that Republicans are suddenly against infrastructure.     

‘If the Republicans argue that we don’t need infrastructure. They’ve been talking about the need for it for years now. If the Republicans decide that we need it but they’re not going to pay for it, it’s just going to increase the deficit,’ Biden began. 

‘If the Republicans say the next phase of my plan we don’t need to invest in VA hospitals and keep the sacred obligation we made to so many Americans, if the Republicans say that the 400,000 homes and schools and daycare centers that have lead pipes, lead pipes, deliverying water to their doors,’ he continued. 

‘They say we shouldn’t be doing that?’ he asked. 

‘What do you think would happen if they found out all the lead pipes were up on the Capitol, everytime they turned on the water fountain,’ Biden remarked. 

Like with the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, Biden indicated he’s betting on support from Republican voters, not politicians.  

‘I think the Republicans’ voters are going to have a lot to say about whether we get a lot of this done,’ he told reporters as he exited the room. 

Biden gave brief remarks before taking Marine One with his wife, first lady Dr. Jill Biden, to Camp David to spend Easter weekend. 

Dr. Biden held a bouquet of spring flowers as she exited the White House.  

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