AOC: Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Not Enough, ‘We Can Do $10 Trillion'
'In order for us to realize this inspiring vision, we need to go way higher'
Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan is not big enough.
During MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Wednesday, AOC said:
“I think that the vision that President Biden and the administration has laid out, you’re right, has surprised a lot of us in a positive way, and in the detail and the thought that’s here, the scope of it is really encouraging except I think the how that $2.2 trillion, $2.25 trillion over eight years."
"I have serious concerns that it’s not enough to realize the very inspiring vision that Biden has advanced," she added.
"So I believe that those of us here, especially as progressives within the Democratic Party — we know that there is so much more opportunity here."
"In order for us to realize this inspiring vision, we need to go way higher," Ocasio-Cortez continued.
"That’s what’s going to help us actually deliver on this really promising and inspiring vision the president laid out today.”
“I think that we need to really have some shorter timelines, some urgency, greater urgency in this package, and I think some of the investments need to be greater.”
“We’re looking at ideals and what we think is the actual investment that can create tens of millions of good union jobs in this country that can shore up our health care, our infrastructure, our housing, and doing it in a way that draws down our carbon figures to help us get in line with IPCC standards we’re talking about realistically $10 trillion over ten years."
"And I know that may be an eye-popping figure for some people, but we need to understand that we are in a devastating economic moment."
"Millions of people in the United States are unemployed. We have a truly crippled health-care system and a planetary crisis on our hands."
"We’re the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. So we can do $10 trillion.”
Earlier this week, The New York Democrat sounded off on Instagram but failed to blame Biden for the border crisis, despite the surge being due to his policies.
“So let’s talk about this because so much of our national conversation, which is not a conversation, about immigration is driven by people who could not care less about immigrants," Ocasio-Cortez said.
"So often people want to say, ‘Why aren’t you talking about the border crisis?’ or ‘Why are you talking about it in this way?’”
"It’s a climate crisis. It’s a trade crisis," she declared.
AOC on Instagram live:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 31, 2021
“It’s not a border crisis. It’s an imperialism crisis, it’s a climate crisis, it’s a trade crisis.” pic.twitter.com/SmOCXaQQAZ