House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-FL) and other conservatives in Congress have been attacking the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better legislation, which they say will be an untenable expense for taxpayers. However, Biden has said that the plan doesn’t add a cent to the National Debt, and doesn’t raise taxes on anyone making less than $400k per year. What’s the truth?
In this Fox News clip via Politicus USA, you can see Cedric Richmond, a senior advisor to Joe Biden, explain how McCarthy and others have used propaganda and disinformation to attack the Build Back Better plan.
Biden senior adviser Cedric Richmond on Kevin McCarthy claiming that Build Back Better costs $4 trillion, " I think the leader is wrong, as a usual. The bill that he's talking about is the bill that Republicans continue to describe which is continuing disinformation." pic.twitter.com/catKnrNNHf
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 7, 2021
“I think the leader is wrong, as usual. The bill he is talking about is the bill that Republicans continue to describe, which is continuous misinformation,” he says, explaining that the actual proposal is slated to cost just under $2 trillion, rather than the $4 trillion plus that critics allege, and that the funding is already laid out in thelegislation.
Biden is very determined to get this legislation passed, and he’s regularly reaching out to voters to tout the benefits, including universal preschool, more accessible child and elder care, and lowering the cost of living overall.
The Build Back Better Act will ease the cost of child and elder care, provide universal preschool, lower prescription drug and health care costs, and cut taxes for the middle class.
Let me be clear: we will pass this bill in the House and then we will pass it in the Senate.
— President Biden (@POTUS) November 6, 2021
I want to say very clearly: If your number one issue is the cost of living, the number one priority should be seeing Congress pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and my Build Back Better Framework.
— President Biden (@POTUS) November 5, 2021
Among other things, the bill moves the U.S. towards greener more renewable technology, expands Medicaid and addresses coverage gaps in an effort to give all Americans access to medical care, makes the Child Tax Credit that was included in the American Rescue Plan permanent, and encourages large corporations to employ people at home, rather than outsourcing jobs to other countries.
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