Senators criticize Biden’s base-building bill: a new experiment in socialism

Following the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, President Biden has proposed a $2 trillion infrastructure bill. Less than 6 percent of this massive bill will be spent on roads and bridges, which Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy called “a bold, new socialist experiment.

On Thursday (April 1), Kennedy was a guest on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom. On the show, Kennedy attacked Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, acknowledging that “everybody supports infrastructure,” but noting that the Biden administration’s plan “is not an infrastructure bill. He stressed that only about 15 percent of the money is for utility infrastructure.

“No one can accuse the …… Biden administration of being timid,” Kennedy said of the administration’s spending, “It’s a bold, new socialist experiment. I mean, over $4 trillion in spending in less than 100 days of Biden’s presidency. It seems clear to me that by spending this huge amount of taxpayer money, the Biden administration is moving more toward the Chinese capital model, where the government is the biggest player in the economy and no longer the private sector.”

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, also issued sharp criticism of Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal Thursday, calling it “a Trojan horse for the radical left.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki also acknowledged during a question-and-answer session Friday that the “infrastructure” bill currently being worked on by Congress does go far beyond infrastructure.

Confronted on small roads/bridges spending, Jen Psaki concedes Biden’s bill is not about infrastructure

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“Only 5% of the spending in this package is on roads and bridges, and I’m curious why that’s so low in a package that’s being called infrastructure?” A reporter asked.

Psaki replied, “Well, we’re actually treating it as a once-in-a-century or once-in-a-generation investment, and part of the investment is in our infrastructure, but there’s also part of the investment is in the industries of the future.”

The bill also includes some incredibly high spending, much of it on things like climate change and green public transportation, as well as initiatives like waiving all tuition for community colleges, universal preschool and forcing pharmaceutical companies to lower drug costs.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) responded to Biden’s infrastructure plan Thursday, “It’s not going to get support from our side.”