President Joe Biden made a lot of lofty promises during his time on the campaign trail in 2020, and, now that he’s in the White House, the far left is refusing to let him off the hook on some of his grander initiatives.
Biden is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He was elected, (and, before that, nominated), under the impression that his implied centrism would help the Democrats pick up moderate voters who liked Donald Trump’s policies but who would no longer be able to stomach his brash behavior.
But, in order to actually get elected, Biden would have to court the far left voters who would have much preferred to be supporting Bernie Sanders in the general election.
These two factions of the Democratic Party are now duking it out over Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan, with the left hoping to inflate the already-bloated bill.
President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, dubbed the American Jobs Plan, is not sufficient and “needs to be way bigger,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Tuesday prior to the proposal’s formal unveiling.
Biden is outlining his $2 trillion plan on Wednesday, which devotes roughly $174 billion to the electric vehicle market, $115 billion to modernize bridges, highways, and roads, $50 billion in semiconductor manufacturing and research, $25 billion in airports, $10 billion investment in enforcement to “ensure employers are providing workers with good jobs,” $10 billion investment for Civilian Climate Corps, and more, as Breitbart News highlighted.
AOC wasn’t satisfied.
“This is not nearly enough. The important context here is that it’s $2.25T spread out over 10 years,” she said. “For context, the COVID package was $1.9T for this year *alone,* with some provisions lasting 2 years.”
“Needs to be way bigger,” the New York lawmaker added
The policial newcomer has become the de facto voice of the far-left in recent months, and there is little doubt that these tweets alone will stir some controversy in the Capitol.
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