(PresidentialInsider.com)- The White House woke up to the reality that the $3.5 trillion price tag for the ridiculous “Human Infrastructure” spending bill was creating a problem among the public.
So the strategy they chose was to laughingly pretend that this $3.5 trillion spending bill will cost zero dollars.
In late September, President Biden tweeted that his “Build Back Better” Agenda “costs zero dollars.” In his tweet, Biden argued that rather than “waste money on tax breaks, loopholes, and tax evasion” for wealthy Americans and corporations, he was going to “make a once-in-a-generation investment” on “working America.” Biden then contradicted his first statement by closing his tweet with “And it adds zero dollars to the national debt.”
So which is it?
Does it cost zero dollars? Or does it add zero dollars to the national debt?
They aren’t the same thing.
The $3.5 trillion garbage bill is estimated to actually be over five trillion dollars. So clearly claiming it costs zero dollars is a flat-out lie.
But so too is the claim that this bill will add zero dollars to the national debt.
This “human infrastructure” bill establishes all new entitlement programs that, once in place, will never ever end. There aren’t enough “wealthy corporations” to keep those new entitlements going year after year after year. And like every other unfunded entitlement program, it will increase the national debt.
So unless Joe Biden found $3.5 trillion between the Oval Office couch cushions, this massive spending bill will definitely cost all Americans dearly and it will absolutely increase the national debt.
Nonetheless, the White House keeps banging the “zero dollars” drum as if it isn’t utter nonsense.
At Monday’s White House press briefing, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked a pretty self-evident question regarding this “zero dollars” talking point.
Doocy pointed out that President Biden had suggested paring down the price tag on the bill so that it costs less than $3.5 trillion. But, Doocy added, if the bill costs zero dollars, why would the President need to pare down the amount at all?
And because Jen Psaki knows the “zero dollars” talking point is absurd, she dismissed Doocy’s question, saying “Let’s not dumb this down for the American public here.”
PSAKI: Biden's budget package "is not going to cost the American public a dollar." pic.twitter.com/LslMn48Xoq
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 4, 2021
Who is she kidding?
The only people trying to dumb this down work in the White House. Americans aren’t stupid. They know that this $3.5 trillion boondoggle is going to hit them in the wallet. In addition to impeding wage growth and fueling higher inflation, this bill most definitely will raise taxes on every single American. There is absolutely no way to keep that from happening.