Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ripped Joe Biden’s latest infrastructure spending plan Wednesday; labeling the package a “trojan horse” for more far-left policies and expanding debt.
“It’s like a Trojan horse,” McConnell told reporters. “It’s called infrastructure, but inside the Trojan horse it’s going to be more borrowed money, and massive tax increases on all the productive parts of our economy.”
The Biden administration pulled back the curtain Wednesday on a $2 trillion infrastructure spending package that will “address climate and environmental justice” while “creating millions of good jobs.”
“Addressing infrastructure, climate, & environmental justice together to create millions of good paying jobs is the right combination to meet America’s challenges I’ll work with @POTUS to pass a big, bold bill to drive America forward for decades to come,” posted Sen. Schumer on social media.
Addressing infrastructure, climate, & environmental justice together to create millions of good paying jobs is the right combination to meet America's challenges
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 31, 2021
According to Business Insider, the new funds will go towards:
$621 billion for transportation includes:
- $115 billion for modernizing roads, highways, and bridges
- $20 billion for road safety
- $85 billion for public transit
- $80 billion for Amtrak and freight rail service
- $174 billion for electric vehicles
- $25 billion for airports
- $17 billion for ports
- $20 billion for neighborhoods historically excluded from transportation investments
- $25 billion to fund new projects
- $50 billion for infrastructure resilience, with a special emphasis on more vulnerable areas
- $111 billion for water infrastructure includes:
- $45 billion towards fully eliminating lead pipes through various programs
- $56 billion in loans and grants to help modernize water systems around the country
- $10 billion for monitoring and fixing substances in drinking water
Broadband and power
- $100 billion for broadband
- This would build out infrastructure for 100% coverage and would specifically allocate funds for tribal lands
- It would also seek to reduce broadband pricing
- $100 billion for power infrastructure includes:
- $16 billion towards plugging old wells and cleaning up abandoned mines
- $5 billion towards revamping former industrial and energy sites
- $10 billion for the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps
Read the full breakdown at Business Insider.
BIDEN in NEW HAMPSHIRE: ‘What You Do Here in Iowa is Going to Set the Tone’
Former Vice President Joe Biden left audience members scratching their heads in New Hampshire over the weekend; confusing the northeast state for Iowa -approximately 1,000 miles away.
“The primary race for the United States presidency… You have an incredible obligation, not to me at all, but to yourselves. What you do here in Iowa […] is going to set the tone,” said Biden before correcting himself.
“New Hampshire, the primary in New Hampshire,” he added.
Joe Biden says he is in Iowa when he is actually in New Hampshire.
Iowa and New Hampshire are 1,000+ miles away from each other.pic.twitter.com/Fh3Nl02fde
— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) December 8, 2019
Biden made a similar mistake earlier this year; confusing New Hampshire for the neighboring state of Vermont.
“I’ve been here a number of times…I love this place. Look, what’s not to like about Vermont in terms of the beauty of it?” Biden told reporters.
Biden, who is in New Hampshire, thinks he is in Vermont
At some point, the media is going to have to stop calling this "gaffes" https://t.co/Dhno1WN2rU
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 24, 2019
BIDEN in PENN: ‘Rapid Results Testing Contract, Contract Contact Tracing, Widely Available Personnel!’
Former Vice President Joe Biden continued his gaffe-filled campaign at a speaking event in Pennsylvania Wednesday; bizarrely stating the country needs “contract tracing capacity widely available personnel.”
“Here comes the rapid results testing Contract Contract Contact Tracing Capacity, widely available personnel protective equipment,” said Biden.
Must have been a typo on the teleprompter. pic.twitter.com/45snKpw8RM
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 17, 2020
Watch Biden’s comments above.