Republican congressmen should take lessons from Biden on how a real man of strength and integrity deals with Trump. Instead of being scared, doing what he expects, and stroking his ego, Biden just goes along, doing his job and not obsessively reacting to the ex- president’s nonsensical rantings. Trump has disrespected Biden as a person and as president while Biden smirks and disregards him in proportion to his current irrelevance.
Biden’s announced his infrastructure plan today. It is a bold attempt to restore the economy, increase jobs, rebuild America’s crumbling bridges, roads, power grids, and increase access to internet signals for all Americans. Key points of the plan are:
- $621 billion to revitalize U.S. transportation infrastructure, water systems, manufacturing, bridges and airports, and other systems
- Raise the corporate tax rate to 28% to help pay for the plan
- $400 billion for programs to care for the elderly and disabled
- $300 billion for increasing broadband access, improving drinking water infrastructure, upgrading electric grids
- $300 billion for building and retrofitting affordable housing, constructing, upgrading schools
- $580 billion in American manufacturing, research, development, and job training efforts
CNBC politics reported Biden’s plea, “These are investments we have to make,” Biden said of revamping U.S. infrastructure. ” We can afford to make them. To put it another way- we can’t afford to.”
There were no infrastructure spending packages passed during the Trump presidency. The only structure built by Trump was 400 feet of a pointless, refurbished border wall. Trump talked incessantly and made grandiose promises during his daily, brutal appearances in the media, however, his major acts as president were his $1.9 trillion tax cut for the rich, and industry de-regulations to profit already wealthy companies and individuals.
During his first 2 months as president, Biden is working hard and fast to rebuild America in the areas Trump has damaged. He is going big with his policies, taking advantage of the government being out of the control of Trump and his clones. He plans to strengthen the democracy that Trump weakened and to inject morality and compassion into policies to help the lower and middle classes as well as help disadvantaged minority communities, the elderly, and the disabled.
In his speech today, Biden explained how his infrastructure/jobs plan aims to rebuild the economy from the “bottom-up and the middle out.” He was clear in his opposition to Trump’s lowering the tax rate for corporations to 21% and proposes to increase it to 28%. Biden passionately made the point that 91 of the Fortune 500 American companies pay no taxes. He is committed to changing that inequity with a corporate tax hike and the promise that no one making less than $400,000 will receive an increase in their federal taxes. Trump was the president for the rich, those he knew would fund his political goals. Biden is the president for the working class, the average American looking for a stable life, secured by an increase in the minimum wage, and equitable tax system, and jobs that rebuild our infrastructure, protect the environment, and where no discrimination is permitted.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME WE HEARD TRUMP OR A REPUBLICAN MEMBER OF CONGRESS TALK ABOUT THE POOR, THE DISABLED, THE ELDERLY OR HELPING DISADVANTAGED MINORITY COMMUNITIES IN ANY OF THEIR POLICY PROPOSALS? NONE, BECAUSE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN.
BIDEN AND THOSE HE HAS CHOSEN TO WORK WITH HIM TO REBUILD AMERICA ARE QUALIFIED, NON-CRONY, COMPASSIONATE PROFESSIONALS WE CAN TRUST. BUILDING BACK BETTER IS POSSIBLE WITHOUT TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE. HOWEVER, THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST HIS DISCIPLES WHO ARE MOVING AMERICA TOWARDS AUTOCRACY MUST CONTINUE. SUPPORT FOR SENSIBLE REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION TO TRUMPISM, SUCH AS THE LINCOLN PROJECT OR COUNTRY FIRST LED BY REP. ADAM KINZINGER SHOULD BE SUPPORTED BY ALL AMERICANS OF ANY PARTY