Dem Congressman Warns Biden on Compromising Too A lot With the GOP

Biden “can’t expect us to vote for an infrastructure deal dictated by the Republican Party.”

A Democratic US Congressman from New York warns President Joe Biden that Republicans shouldn’t dictate the infrastructure bill and it reveals too much.

President Biden’s original infrastructure proposal was $ 2.3 trillion. After GOP attacks, he lowered it to $ 1.7 trillion. Today, as he negotiates with West Virginia Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito, the proposal runs to $ 1 trillion.

Biden also suggested paying the infrastructure bill by raising the top tax rate to 28% for the richest and largest companies. Now it’s 21%, with a minimum tax rate of 15% for companies that don’t pay taxes.

New York Democratic MP Jamaal Bowman, whose district includes parts of the Bronx and Westchester Counties, says the bill currently looks like he may not be able to vote for it.

“If what I read is true, it would be very difficult for me to vote yes to this bill,” said MP Bowman on Twitter on Thursday.

“$ 2 trillion was already the compromise,” he notes, adding that President Biden “cannot expect us to vote for an infrastructure deal dictated by the Republican Party.”

Bowman points to an article in the Washington Post which reads: “Even with the possible tax breaks, the White House plan is around $ 1 trillion, four times what Republicans were willing to spend on them.” Roads, bridges, pipes, ports and internet connections. At the beginning of the meeting, the GOP leaders had advocated new spending of around 257 billion US dollars while they were unwaveringly opposed to tax increases to finance infrastructure reform. “

That mirrors an article in the New York Times that makes what Republicans are doing even more clearly:

“The president has now cut more than $ 1 trillion from his original infrastructure proposal of $ 2.3 trillion, while Republicans have added less than $ 100 billion in new spending to their initial offer, the one after many Estimates included about $ 200 billion in new spending. “

Bowman is making his case on Twitter.

“No Republican vote for an infrastructure package should replace our mission: build an America that works for the people, not for giant corporations,” he says. “Getting Republicans on board is not necessary. Getting the American people back on their feet is. “

Bowman shows a video shot in the New York City neighborhood where he grew up and shows graffiti on the door of a public housing building that says, “Help.”

This is what decades of infrastructure “compromises” and divestments cause in districts like mine.

We do not have that.

– Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) June 4, 2021

And as if all of this wasn’t clear enough, he adds:

Since President Biden’s inauguration, Republicans have kept the middle finger of the Democratic government.

We cannot – and will not – reward them by maintaining Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts and cutting our infrastructure package in half.

– Jamaal Bowman (@JamaalBowmanNY) June 3, 2021

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