The Biden Administration has indicated that after spending nearly $2,000,000,000,000 on a partisan wishlist that doesn’t actually provide COVID relief, they want to move forward on a $3,000,000,000,000 package that funds their Green New Deal agenda and will be paid for by raising Americans’ taxes. See more below:
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admitted the truth recently by saying that Biden’s infrastructure package was really part of the “framework” for the Green New Deal.
- REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: “One of the big goals we had when we introduced the Green New Deal was to show how people thought about climate change from being a billion dollar problem to a trillion-dollar opportunity…. This infrastructure package generally seems to be shaping up in that kind of framework.”
- Even Politico has said that saying this package is about infrastructure is a “misnomer” because the legislation is designed to enact “the structural economic changes on which President Joe Biden campaigned.”
- According to The Washington Post, the bill will include proposals that are ripped directly from the Green New Deal like, “$400 billion in spending to combat climate change, including $60 billion for infrastructure related to green transit and $46 billion for climate-related research and development. The plan also would aim to make electric-vehicle charging stations available across the country.”
- The Administration admits that they will have to pay for this kind of spending by raising taxes on the American people:
- Democrats have shown no indication that they will negotiate or listen to Republican input as they craft this infrastructure package.
- Fox News: “Democrats may bypass Republicans to muscle through trillion-dollar infrastructure bill
- Yesterday, the Republican Leader on the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Kevin Brady, announced that Republicans would not be participating in Democrats’ partisan “Members’ Day” hearing that allows for no meaningful dialogue between both parties on a crucial issue like infrastructure.
- REP. KEVIN BRADY: “As you know, infrastructure has a long been a bipartisan issue in Congress for decades. Republicans and Democrats have come together on finding common ground on key issues whether it’s roads and bridges, highways, ports, railroads, broadband, aviation, the broad range of infrastructure. Regrettably, in our view today’s hearing is nothing more than another partisan exercise so Democrat House leadership can set up yet another multi-trillion-dollar one-sided spending bill.”
Democrats are executing the same game plan that they followed for their disastrous COVID relief bill. Now, they are using “infrastructure,” as an excuse to advance costly policies that will have negative consequences and hurt taxpayers in the long run, all while refusing to offer any voice to Republicans.