UPDATED 12:45 PM PT – Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The Biden administration made a last ditch effort to drum up enthusiasm for their partisan spending plan. Taking to Twitter on Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki promoted the $3.5 trillion measure by dismissing concerns about what it would be spent on.
“There’s lots of misleading chatter about the reconciliation package, so lets be clear and lets be factual,” she expressed. “This is going to be one of the biggest middle class tax cuts in American history.”
Psaki then appeared all to eager to say the reconciliation bill would move the country away from President Trump’s tax cuts, such as the 45th president’s minimal corporate tax rate that helped economic growth.
She went on to say, “it’s also going to repeal some of the tax giveaways that were passed during the last administration, that pad the pockets of some of the wealthiest Americans and corporations across the country.”
“If some Republicans in Congress want to have a debate about whether or not we should help middle class families have more breathing room… or whether we should protect corporations and the wealthiest Americans – that’s a debate we’re happy to have.” —@PressSec pic.twitter.com/a0HKvWM4Yq
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 13, 2021
After shaming measures that helped businesses pay their employees, things took a turn when the White House press secretary appeared to threaten GOP lawmakers.
“If Republicans in Congress want to have a debate about whether or not we should help middle class families have more breathing room, make elder care, child care more affordable, or whether we should protect corporations, and the wealthiest Americans,” she stated. “That’s a debate we’re happy to have.”
However, even Democrats have recognized the promises in this spending plan would never be fulfilled, with six Democrats including Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) condemning the bill and warning it would “cost American jobs.”