Spending Trillions ‘Not Helpful’

White House: Focus on Joe Biden Spending Trillions ‘Not Helpful’

Harris and U.S. President Joe Biden applaud during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. The event was to mark the 31st anniversary of the ADA being signed into law. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
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The White House continues struggling to move beyond the fact President Joe Biden wants to spend trillions of dollars during a period of high economic inflation.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday in an interview with Pod Save America that the focus on the level of Biden’s proposed “Build Back Better” spending was “not helpful.”

“There’s no question that this has become a focus around numbers is not helpful, we can’t entirely control that, we obviously want to talk about the substantive issues.”

Psaki acknowledged it was difficult for White House officials as they continued negotiating with Democrat senators to sign off on a multi-trillion spending deal.


“Right now we’re just in kind of the messy phase where people are doing their peacocks a little, peacock feathers, you know what I mean? she said, referring to senators like Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).

She urged the leftist audience not to lose hope about the future of Biden’s proposed agenda, even though she admitted recently at a press conference it would not be $3.5 trillion.

“Don’t feel that bad everyone,” she said, adding that “people should not feel glum out there, we’re going to get this done. It’s still going to be historic.”


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