“The cost of the Build Back Better Agenda is $ 0,” ホワイトハウス ツイート 日曜日.
“The President’s plan won’t add to our national deficit and no one making under $ 400,000 per year will see their taxes go up a single penny,” ツイートを読んだ. “It’s fully paid for by ensuring big corporations and the very wealthy pay their fair share.”
Biden and his administration have repeatedly claimed that Build Back Better, A $ 3.5 trillion reconciliation package, will cost zero dollars, despite multiple analysts rebutting the claim from both sides of the political aisle. The president bases the zero-cost claim on the idea that the package will add nothing to the federal deficit because the cost will be offset by tax increases and other revenue-generating schemes.
会議’ Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that the reconciliation bill will only raise $ 2.1 trillion through taxes over 10 年, はるかに不足している $ 3.5 trillion cost. And even the $ 3.5 trillion figure is being contested as the true cost: The Wall Street Journal editorial board 主張した it’s based on “budget gimmickry including entitlement phaseouts and phase-ins” and that the real cost “will be at least $ 5 兆, probably far more.”
The Washington Post’s fact-checker, グレン・ケスラー, similarly called the zero-cost claim “誤解を招く” and argued that lawmakers “play all sorts of budget games to achieve that mythical zero within the 10-year budget framework.” He said the bill’s impact on the deficit could “be as low as zero or as high as $ 1.75 trillion over 10 年。”
The White House tweet Sunday sparked a flurry of replies from skeptics.
Fox News editor Tyler O’Neill contributed to this report.