A bipartisan group of senators announced that they have signed a $ 1 trillion infrastructure deal that will not increase taxes for the rich or corporations.
The senators announced:
The package is nearly $ 1 trillion over 5 years, or about $ 1.2 trillion over 8 years, of which about $ 579 billion is new expenses funded without tax hikes, three sources and @seungminkim tell me https://t.co/TCWbzB6QqV
– Tony Romm (@TonyRomm) June 10, 2021
This is a tiny amount of new spending compared to what the Biden government has proposed. The bigger problem is that the Senators appear to have agreed a deal that will be paid for by increasing user fees for working-class and middle-class Americans. It is a sure thing that user fees are the funding mechanism, as Sens. Romney and Portman both announce user fee increases.
The deal is a joke compared to what the Biden government has set out as its vision for infrastructure and job creation.
Once again, Republicans are trying to protect the rich while passing the cost on to the country’s working people.
The problem is that Biden’s plan to pay for massive infrastructure spending is popular with voters. The senators who made this deal have nothing to do with what the American people want.
President Biden should stand up and pay for his bold infrastructure plan by lifting the Trump tax cuts on rich and corporate.
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Director, White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association