President Joe Biden is very proud of his infrastructure bill, but Senator John Kennedy is telling America the other side of the story.
“Early on, I was a likely yes, on this bill,” said Sen. Kennedy during a recent interview on Fox News. “I mean, who’s not for infrastructure? I’m for children and prosperity too. But then I got a copy of the bill.”
Kennedy, a Republican said once he read it, that he could see the bill was not what Biden claimed:
I realized pretty quickly that if you look up ‘stupid stuff’ in the dictionary, there’s a picture of this bill. They told us it was a real infrastructure bill. It’s not. Only 23% of the bill is real infrastructure. The rest is Green New Deal and welfare. They told us the bill was paid for. It isn’t. We’re going to have to borrow maybe up to $400 billion to pay for it.
Biden and his team have, according to Sen. Kennedy lies about the most fundamental aspects of the bill. “They told us there was no – there were no tax increases,” said Kennedy. “There are. My state’s going to have to pay $1.3 billion, in new taxes, on our petrochemical industry. They told us, as you pointed out, that the Democrats were really wary of this bill, and then it would, if we pass this bill, it would make it harder for them to pass their $5 trillion tax and spending binge reconciliation bill. Well, if that’s true, how come every Democrat voted for this infrastructure bill? And finally, they told us that it’s not going to add to inflation. But it will.”
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