During a recent event, Joe Biden was asked how he will eliminate poverty in the United States. He promised to do so by eliminating Trump’s tax cuts.
That means he would raise taxes as his first act. Is anyone surprised?
PJ Media reports:
Biden: ‘First Thing I’ll Do as President is Eliminate the President’s Tax Cut’
Former Vice President Joe Biden promised attendees at the “Poor People’s Campaign Presidential Forum” Monday afternoon that the first thing he would do as president is get rid of President Trump’s tax cut. Because raising your taxes will help “eliminate poverty.”
Biden was among several 2020 Democrat presidential contenders at a presidential forum in Washington, D.C., where “low-income Americans” asked the candidates questions about their plans to address racism and poverty.
“How are we going to immediately and fully — not incrementally — eliminate poverty,” one of the panelists asked Biden.
“Number one — we have the greatest income inequity in the history of the United States of America since 1902,” Biden began. “And the fact of the matter is, there is plenty –plenty! — of money to go around. The first thing I would do as president is eliminate the president’s tax cut,” Biden vowed.
Watch the video:
Here’s the problem. Joe already said he was going to use that money to fight climate change, not poverty.
Biden unveils $1.7 trillion climate plan, paid for by reversing Trump corporate tax cuts
Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a plan Tuesday to put $1.7 trillion into clean energy research and infrastructure overhauls, funded by rolling back Republican corporate tax cuts.
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate aims to use that federal investment to spur more than $5 trillion in state, local and private money for measures to address climate change, his campaign said. Biden would push for net-zero emissions by 2050, reenter the Paris climate accords and ban new oil and gas permits on public lands and waters.
“As president, I will lead America and the world, not only to confront the crisis in front of us, but to seize the opportunities it presents,” Biden said in a video accompanying the plan’s release.
It sounds like Joe is just telling people what they want to hear, depending on who he’s talking to at the time.