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McCarthy slams Biden infrastructure plan for misplaced priorities

Added 05-09-21 07:57:01am EST - “House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) slammed President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure proposal for what he said were misplaced priorities.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “McCarthy slams Biden infrastructure plan for misplaced priorities”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthySunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as White House continues to push vaccination effort Trump spokesman says defeating Cheney a top priority Gaetz, Greene tout push to oust Cheney: 'Maybe we're the leaders' MORE (R-Calif.) slammed President BidenJoe BidenDefense lawyers for alleged Capitol rioters to get tours of U.S. Capitol Sasse to introduce legislation giving new hires signing bonuses after negative jobs report Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal for what he said were misplaced priorities.

Speaking to John Catsimatidis on his radio show on WABC 770 AM, McCarthy said there's "not a need to spend these trillions of dollars" on the proposal. 

"The real challenge is in these great big bills there’s just waste, fraud, abuse, but more importantly corruption,” McCarthy said.

Biden's proposal includes repairing 20,000 miles of roads and 10,000 bridges, expanding broadband access to rural and underserved communities, replacing the nation’s lead pipes and service lines for clean water, investing in manufacturing and expanding access to home and community-based care.

The president is looking to pay for the plan by increasing the corporate tax rate from 21 to 28 percent, and raising taxes on higher-income Americans.

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