President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, dubbed the American Jobs Plan, is not sufficient and “needs to be way bigger,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Tuesday prior to the proposal’s formal unveiling.
Biden is outlining his $2 trillion plan on Wednesday, which devotes roughly $174 billion to the electric vehicle market, $115 billion to modernize bridges, highways, and roads, $50 billion in semiconductor manufacturing and research, $25 billion in airports, $10 billion investment in enforcement to “ensure employers are providing workers with good jobs,” $10 billion investment for Civilian Climate Corps, and more, as Breitbart News highlighted.
Ocasio-Cortez, however, does not believe it is sufficient, as the $2 trillion proposal spreads out over the next decade.
“This is not nearly enough. The important context here is that it’s $2.25T spread out over 10 years,” she said. “For context, the COVID package was $1.9T for this year *alone,* with some provisions lasting 2 years.”