The president of the United States, Joe Biden, insisted today in New Jersey on the importance of carrying out its plans for social investment and infrastructure, whose approval is blocked due to a lack of unity among members of his own party.
Biden insisted that his proposals “will change the lives of millions of people” in the northeastern United States and “hundreds of millions of people across the country, for the better. “
“The American people have never, ever let their country down. So let’s do this. Let’s get moving. Folks, we have the most talented workforce in the world. What are we doing, by God, what are we doing?” said the president near the end of his speech in a message that seemed to be addressed to the politicians on his bench.
Biden tries to convince the moderate wing of the Democratic Party to try to carry out his social spending plan, after reducing its cost from 3.5 to 2 trillion dollars in ten years.
In this sense, he assured that these investments will not increase the deficit “by a single penny. “
In his speech, which he delivered after visiting a kindergarten, the president argued that his projects are not about “left against the right or moderate wing against progressive or anything else to pit one American against another. “
Biden argued that such investment is necessary for the United States to remain competitive to “lead the world. “
In the act, the governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy, participated in the next November 2 at the polls for his re-election against Republican Jack Ciattarelli, who, according to the polls, is six points behind Murphy.
The White House hopes that Congress can vote on the $ 2 trillion social spending plan, one of the president’s top priorities before he leaves on a trip at the end of the week to participate in the G20 leaders’ summit in Rome.
Biden’s social spending plan seeks to increase spending on health, care for children and the elderly, improve education and face the climate crisis, among other issues, although the proposed reduction in its cost implies that it will be less ambitious than what promised.
The progressives demanded a more voluminous plan, while the moderates considered it excessive.
If he manages to reconcile the progressive and moderate wings of his party, Biden could finally carry out that social reform in the Senate through a legislative formula known as reconciliation, which allows passing a bill with a simple majority of 50 votes, just the that Democrats have.