Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said that President Biden’s “daydreams” of a “sweeping socialist legacy” will “never happen” — responding to the White House’s proposal for a $1.8 trillion social spending and tax hike plan.
The “American Families Plan” would finance universal preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds and free community college, as well as subsidize childcare and 12 weeks of paid sick and family leave.
Biden unveiled the “families” plan ahead of his first address to Congress on Wednesday night — and as Democrats are still writing his $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill, which would put about $400 billion toward home healthcare and nearly $200 billion toward electric vehicle subsidies.
The Biden bills would be paid for with higher taxes on companies, upper-income people and investors, which Republicans argue could indirectly impact many other people by raising business costs and lowering investment transactions.
“It’s not too late. This White House can shake off its daydreams of a