Transportation Minister Pete Buttigieg said on Sunday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s demand for a $10 trillion infrastructure spending plan is about worshipping The “natural part” of the debate over President Den’s $2 trillion-plus spending plan.
ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos asked Buttigieg to respond to progressives like DN.Y.’s Ocasio-Cortez, who thought Biden’s The “American Jobs Program” is not bold enough.
Buttigieg said that both sides of the aisle raised objections to its price tag and scope, and these differences were a “natural part” of the conversation.
Buttigieg subsequently stated that this large-scale proposal was “the largest investment in the creation of jobs in the United States”
AOC SLAMS BIDEN’s $2.2T infrastructure package: “Not enough”
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Biden’s infrastructure proposal last week, saying that the proposal “needs to be bigger.” In a recent appearance on MSNBC, Ocasio Cortez told host Rachel Maddow that the House of Representatives should “absolutely” expand the scope of the package before sending it to the Senate. .
“If we can wave the magic wand, progressives in the House of Representatives can name any number and make it pass-obviously not, but if we are looking for ideals…we are talking about, in fact, it will reach $10 trillion in ten years.”
Republican senators line up to oppose Biden’s $2T massive spending bill: infrastructure “cries”
Republican senators shouted against Biden’s proposal, including moderate Republicans, who tried to cooperate with the Biden administration on the coronavirus stimulus bill.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) expressed concern last week that Biden’s proposal would increase the national debt by trillions of dollars. He also said that although the White House sold it as an infrastructure plan, it covered far beyond infrastructure.
McConnell said: “It contains the left-most priorities, such as attacking the blue-collar Americans’ work rights protection system, which is a huge favor for big labor bosses.”
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Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said the $2 trillion plan “actually is just disguising as a Green New Deal for infrastructure plans.”
Ohio Senator Rob Portman said that the Biden administration’s plan “redefines infrastructure and spends hundreds of billions of dollars in priority areas such as healthcare, workforce development, and research and development.”