Here’s what Obama had to say about Biden’s plan…
During a newly released interview with Good Morning America, former President Barack Obama stood firmly behind his former Vice President and current President Biden and said that the $3.5 trillion spending plan being pushed by Democrats is something that is absolutely needed.
In transcript provided by Breitbart, ABC’s Robin Roberts asked Obama, “There’s so much going on right now. You know President Biden extremely well. This is a really important moment in his administration. He’s needing to pass comprehensive legislation and even within the Democratic Party, there seems to be some divide. How do you think he’s handling this particular moment and what does he need to do to pass his agenda?”
Obama replied, “The Build Back America program is something America desperately needs. When you look at the overall package, it’s got a headline price tag of $3.5 trillion, but that’s not a single year. It’s spread out over a number of years. And, most importantly, it’s paid for by asking the wealthiest of Americans, who have benefited incredibly over the last several decades — and even in the midst of a pandemic, saw their wealth and assets rise enormously — asking them to pay a few percentage points more in taxes in order to make sure that we have a economy that’s fair for everybody.”
“I think anybody who pretends that it’s a hardship for billionaires to pay a little bit more in taxes so that a single mom gets childcare support … that’s an argument that is unsustainable.” — @BarackObama on Pres. Biden’s $3.5T Build Back Better infrastructure agenda. pic.twitter.com/L5jVYF4w65
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 28, 2021
Some Republicans have speculated that this was Obama’s plan from day one and Biden is simply carrying it out for him.
Speaker Pelosi drew massive backlash recently when she accidentally misspoke and called the “Build Back Better” plan “Obama’s agenda.”
Nancy Pelosi calls Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda the “Obama Agenda” pic.twitter.com/VJKJamMe0r
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 28, 2021