Biden willing to compromise on $2.3T infrastructure plan but is not open to ‘doing nothing’

By: Sydney Kalich, Elyse Russo April 7, 2021

WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — President Joe Biden delivered remarks Wednesday to drum up public support for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan as Republicans remain opposed to the costly proposal. Biden said Wednesday that he is willing to listen to lawmakers opposed to his proposal to increase the corporate tax rate to 28 percent, but reiterated his pledge not to raise taxes on any American making less than $400,000. “Ask the moms and dads in the sandwich generation, the folks carrying enormous personal financial strains trying to raise their children and care for their parents, their elderly parents, or members of their families with a disability,” said Biden in a bid to build urgency and gain bipartisan support. “Ask them what infrastructure they need to build a better life, to be able to breathe a little bit.”

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