Joe Biden: â€˜Compromise Is Inevitableâ€™ on Infrastructure Bill
7 Apr 2021
President Joe Biden opened the door Wednesday for possible changes to his $2.25 trillion â€œinfrastructureâ€ bill as even Senate Democrats have expressed concerns about its details.
â€œDebate is welcome,â€ the president remarked at the White House, according to the Washington Post, before adding: â€œCompromise is inevitable.â€
Biden stated that he is â€œopen to good ideas and good-faith negotiations,â€ though as the Post points out, the president has not yet shown a wiliness to lower on his planned corporate tax hike to 28 percent.
Biden unveiled his infrastructure bill last week, revealing the plan to be packed full of non-related spending with only approximately 25 percent of it funding basic infrastructure.
As Breitbart News reported:
Around $639 billion would be spent on traditional infrastructure, including $115 billion to revamp highways and roads, while just $25 billion would go toward fixing up airports. The bill sets aside $85 billion to modernize existing transit systems and $111 billion to replace lead pipes and service lines. Another $100 billion would be spent on building high-speed broadband systems and $100 billion for electric transmission infrastructure. Climate change projects, including development for electric vehicles and charging stations, would also receive billions in funding. The plan would see another $400 billion in spending on health care and $213 billion on affordable housing, along with research training, and development programs.