President Biden’s “American Jobs Plan” should have bipartisan support. One would think that everyone would want Americans to be employed, and, that they would like to see our crumbling infrastructure rebuilt.
Nope. Republicans do not care about either of those things and Moscow Mitch McConnell is leading the way to stop it in its tracks.
Not only would the plan invest in roads, bridges, domestic manufacturing, water, clean energy, and broadband expansion, but it would also help the disabled and elderly access decent housing, while increasing the pay of caregivers.
Republicans care more about an increase in the corporate tax rate than they do about Americans who are experiencing third-world conditions like food insecurity, even though those corporations will greatly benefit from most of the things this plan will do.
They are too short-sighted (or just racist and classist) to understand that this will make America stronger. There is no benefit to having a lot of weak links in a chain, but Republicans either don’t understand or they don’t care.
President Biden’s plan will prime the pump of local economies. For every paycheck generated by this bill, money will be spent locally by that newly-employed person on housing, food, big ticket items and, post-pandemic, entertainment. Those workers will pay taxes on their earnings, as well as sales tax, and be actively engaged in our nation’s recovery.
A jobs program is not a hand out. What was a handout were the tax cuts corporations were handed by Republicans three years ago.
Instead of being a heartless obstructionist, Mitch McConnell should do the right thing and lead his fellow Republicans to to prime the pump.