President Biden was slammed over the weekend and Monday after claiming his Build Back Better agenda “costs zero dollars” in a Saturday tweet.
“My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars,” the president tweeted from his official account. “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.”
Biden’s agenda is looking to be funded by a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that contains funding for the climate, family leave, education and expansion of the social safety net. The spending bill has become a point of contention in Congress as Democrats battle over when to vote on the bill and its overall price tag.
Republicans took to Twitter over the weekend, calling Biden’s claim a “lie.”
Martin comments: “My Build Back Better Agenda“…? Does this cretin think we are all as stupid as he is? I first heard “Build Back Better” during our earthquake recovery program here in Christchurch a decade ago. It has been around much longer and is global in scale. Explore its usage and origins here: