This is a very dumb PR push that could only be concocted by elitists with contempt for the American people.
President Biden tried to claim over the weekend that because his massive spending schemes are “paid for” by taxes – they’re not, but play along – then they don’t cost anything.
My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars.
Instead of wasting money on tax breaks, loopholes, and tax evasion for big corporations and the wealthy, we can make a once-in-a-generation investment in working America.
And it adds zero dollars to the national debt.
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 26, 2021
Well of course they cost something, and the taxes and debt that will be needed will be billed to this generation and the next.
The claim lit up social media. Even supporters disagreed with Biden.
I strongly support the new infrastructure plan.
It is not costless. https://t.co/ASNnWXtJNB
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 27, 2021
As did opponents.
Simple math for President Biden:
$3.5 trillion does NOT equal zero. https://t.co/pVqODYCOGT
— Congresswoman Tenney (@RepTenney) September 26, 2021