Rubio Mocks Biden’s ‘Bring Back Socialist’ | On Thursday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) Thursday criticized President Joe Biden’s proposed spending plan as a ‘Build Back Socialist’ program.
He released a video criticizing renewed efforts by the White House to reintroduce their spending proposal. The new version scaled its budget from $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion.
Plan Is Not Build Back Better, But Build Back Socialist
The Florida Republican released his video on YouTube and other social media platforms. “The media and pundits are going to claim that this proves that Biden is this great dealmaker, bridging the divide between the big-government socialists and huge-government socialists,” Rubio said.
“It’s going to fall on those of us who know the truth and see this plan for what it is to inform the American people. This plan is not ‘Build Back Better’ … this plan is to ‘Build Back Socialist,” he added.
In addition to the video, Rubio’s office also released a press statement. It described the revised budget as “a multi-trillion socialist spending plan” that goes beyond Biden’s term.
In particular, Rubio referenced “the Democrats’ intra-party drama,” which referred to disagreements within the party that led to the death of the original plan.
He also warned Americans to stay wary of the Democrat’s proposal. “The whole focus is going to be on the fake top-line number,” he said.
Build Back Better Version 2
Earlier, President Joe Biden unveiled an update to the “Build Back Better” proposal, which Rubio mocked as the “Build Back Socialist” plan.
He scaled the budget from the absurdly large $3.5 trillion initial layouts to $1.75 trillion. The reduction aims to appease some of the Democrats who withdrew their support in favor of a smaller price tag.
“The $1.75 trillion proposal focuses on care for families, addressing the climate crisis, expanding access to health care, lowering costs for the middle class and tax reforms,” according to a CNN report.
“The President on Thursday morning headed to Capitol Hill to pitch his framework to the House Democratic Caucus and will later deliver remarks from the White House to make his case to the American people.”
Many Social Programs Dropped From Plan
The new bill drops paid family leave, but keeps universal preschool as well as child care subsidies. Biden also said that the new plan expands “affordable housing,” focuses on climate change policies, and expands the social safety net.
The initiative is “the most transformative investment in children and caregiving in generations, the largest effort to combat climate change in history, a historic tax cut for tens of millions of middle-class families and the biggest expansion of affordable health care in a decade,” a senior administration official said.
Earlier, Biden had to reintroduce the spending bill at a lower cost due to the failure of Democrats to agree to the final version.
Progressive members of the party showed unwillingness to back the bill if moderates won’t support the social programs. At the same time, key centrist senators wouldn’t give their support unless major cuts were made.
As a result, Biden had to contend with a stripped version that carries around half the original price tag. Now, the new plan will need total Democrat support to make it to a floor vote.
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