President Joe Biden achieved in ten months what Donald Trump failed to deliver for four years on Friday night when the House passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, and Biden let Trump know all about it without even saying his name.
The House passed the bill with overwhelming Democratic support while only 13 Republicans stepped up to vote for it, drawing the ire of QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), who called them traitors for not voting to sabotage America.
On Saturday, Biden took a victory lap in remarks about the passage of the package, which is comparable to similar infrastructure legislation signed by former Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson during our nation’s most progressive era.
“Finally! Infrastructure week! I’m so happy to say that! Infrastructure week!” Biden declared.
Indeed, it was a shot at Trump, who frequently bragged about a supposed infrastructure week that never materialized throughout his entire four years in office, a major promise he failed to fulfill.
Now our country will be able to rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges and create millions of jobs in the process that will give our economy another boost.
“I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to suggest that we took a monumental step forward as a nation,” Biden continued. “We learned that our economy created 5.6 million jobs since we took office on January 20th. Recent unemployment rate of 4.6 percent, two full years earlier than the vast majority of economists projected that would happen. And we’ve just we’re just getting started.”
Here’s the video via Twitter:
President Biden mocks Trump’s never happened ‘Infrastructure Week’. pic.twitter.com/GufB2FCRab
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 6, 2021
Republicans controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress for Trump’s first two years in office and did not even bother to pass this kind of critical legislation, choosing to give trillions of dollars in tax breaks to billionaires instead. Beyond that, they have sought to block Democratic administrations from passing infrastructure legislation. But Democrats succeeded this time despite GOP obstruction efforts. That’s something to campaign on in 2022 and 2024. Then Biden can do something else Trump didn’t do by winning a second term.
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