Sen. Roy Blunt lied and tried to tell reporters that the cost of infrastructure would be 3.5 3.5 trillion in a decade when these costs spread.
Sen. Blunt’s video:
Democrats’ 3.5 3.5.5 trillion in tax-end-spending in 2019 is%% higher than the ৫০ 2.1 trillion in all 50 states combined. Let it sink. pic.twitter.com/oyWKEKM9qa
– Senator Roy Blunt September 28, 2021
Blunt claims that no one knows what the trillion dollars are and said, “Policy workers have verified and in 2019 all 50 states, together, spent $ 2.1 trillion. We spent all of the U.S. state governments, including federal government money, on their federal highway passthrough funds, which they spent $ 2.1 trillion, all 50 states.
Blunt went on to repeat for the third time his false claim that the cost of the reconciliation bill exceeded the cost of all 50 states.
GovTrack noted that the actual cost of the bill is 0% less than the state’s annual cost.
.Rayblant %% More lies than collar teeth. It’s * T 3.5T for ten years. So it’s 80% less than the state spent in 2019. https://t.co/7485khDOo0
– GovTrack.🇺🇸 (ovgovtrack) September 28, 2021
Sam Stein tweeted:
This 6. Stupid it is t 3.5t in ten years. Not in a year.
Alternatively, the Pentagon’s budget in 2021 was ০ 7,003.b billion. Let’s just say they’ve flattened it out for ten years. That’s 7 trillion plus. Or, roughly, twice as big as this bill. https://t.co/umDMt7APR5
– Sam Stein (am Samstein) September 28, 2021
Republicans know that bill policies are popular, so they’re lying about spending.
Sen. Blunt did not speak Miss. He was trying to make a point of speaking, but his point was so false that it was quickly canceled. Republicans don’t want to argue against the Build Back Better Agenda provision, so they’re trying to intimidate people by lying about spending.
It won’t work.
All Sen. Blunt revealed how much Republicans are willing to lie if it means the American people don’t give what they want.
Mr. Easy Managing Editor. He is also a correspondent for the White House Press Pool and Congress for Politics USA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His undergraduate work focuses on public policy, with specialization in the social policy reform movement.
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