Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took to Twitter on Friday to rail against President Joe Biden’s plan to restore America’s middle class.
Biden’s address to Congress on Wednesday focused a lot on the economy, including his proposed tax hikes on the wealthy to pay for infrastructure and childcare plans that invest trillions of dollars and create millions of jobs for Americans.
But McConnell attacked Biden’s vision for America and complained about Democrats seeking to create better lives for the people.
This Administration wants to raise taxes to nudge families toward the kinds of jobs Democrats want Americans to have, in the industries they want to exist, using the kinds of childcare they endorse. These plans aren’t about creating options; they’re imposing a vision.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) April 30, 2021
The tax hikes Biden has proposed would be levied on the wealthiest Americans and corporations. And McConnell is a hypocrite when it comes to “imposing a vision” considering he orchestrated a coup on the Supreme Court and passed a massive tax cut for the rich back in 2017 that was so unpopular that Republicans abandoned it as a campaign talking point. Biden’s proposed tax hikes on the wealthy, meanwhile, are overwhelmingly popular.
Biden’s infrastructure plan would create millions of jobs and finally tackle our crumbling roads and bridges while beginning a shift toward clean energy. Transforming our energy and transportation grids is crucial if our nation is to compete with China.
Biden’s childcare plan is also desperately needed in this country and is something that would benefit working parents across the nation.
Americans mocked McConnell for opposing a vision that actually helps Americans.
A vision of a healthy middle class. Imagine that.
— Kent Seaver (@KentSeaver) April 30, 2021
Taxes will be raised only on individuals who make 400k/year. It’s time you paid your share.
— Harlow (@AngryInAGoodWay) April 30, 2021
You have no vision; just greed.
— Steve Benedict (@SteveBenedict17) April 30, 2021
Creating jobs and ensuring childcare is a good thing, Mitch.
— Texas hates Cornyn & Cruz (@purrsisting) April 30, 2021
Literally making it easier for Americans to achieve 21st century success. The horror!
— 😷 Bibliobibuli. Hygge is my ikigai. 😷 (@fowerli) April 30, 2021
yeah jobs that pay a living wage, industries that don’t destroy the environment, and childcare that takes care of children
— Paul 👻 (@pablo_honey1) April 30, 2021
“Democrats are giving people jobs and childcare, but wait . . . what about your freedom to not have jobs and childcare?”
— Samuel VanSant Stoddard 🇺🇸 (@profchaosUSA) April 30, 2021
Raise taxes on earners making more than $400k per year. If Democrats would like to nudge me into a career making $400k a year (as you say), I’m all for it!
Provide kids with a better education from a younger age? Yep, for that, too.
You’re right! It’s a vision of a better USA!
— Diana Grajeda (@lilypadthai1) April 30, 2021
I think it sounds wonderful. Time to help the American people not just your rich power hungry buddies
— Pamela (@0scar1709) April 30, 2021
Republicans could have offered this same vision to Americans when they held the levers of power, but they didn’t because they only care about themselves and their wealthy donors. The only political party in America that actually cares about helping the people is the Democrats. Their legislation proves it. And that’s the real reason why McConnell is whining.
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