Brendan Smialowski – AFP / Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 8. (Brendan Smialowski – AFP / Getty Images)
President Joe Biden is calling for another $1.8 trillion in federal spending for his new American Families Plan, along with tax increases to help pay for it.
Coupled with the $2.3 trillion infrastructure spending plan Biden proposed earlier this month, Biden is seeking to spend $4.1 trillion on top of the $1.9 trillion that was in the COVID relief bill.
The American Families Plan, unveiled Wednesday, includes two years of government-subsidized preschool for many families and two years of free community college for everybody, including many illegal immigrants.
The plan is supposed to be offset by tax increases that the administration says will focus on the richest Americans, along with revenue from the corporate tax hikes Biden proposed earlier this