Sen. Roy Blunt Blasted For Absurd Lie That Infrastructure Bill Costs $3.5 Trillion A Year
Sen. Roy Blunt lied and attempted to inform press reporters that the facilities will expense $3.5 trillion in one year when the cost is expanded over a years.
Video of Sen. Blunt:
The Democrats’ $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend spree is 67% greater than the $2.1 trillion invested by all 50 states integrated in 2019. Let that sink in. pic.twitter.com/oyWKEKM9qa
— Senator Roy Blunt (@RoyBlunt) September 28, 2021
Blunt declared that no one understands what a trillion dollars is, and stated, “The policy staff have checked and in 2019 all 50 states, all put together, spent $2.1 trillion. All of the state government spending in America including the federal government money we gave them like the federal highway passthrough funds that they spent that was $2.1 trillion, all 50 states.”
Blunt went on to duplicate his incorrect claim a 3rd time, that the reconciliation expense costs more than the costs of all 50 states.
Sen. Blunt’s claim is incorrect due to the fact that the expense of the reconciliation costs is expanded over 10 years, so the annual expense is $350 billion, or about one-eighth of what states invest in a year.
Sen. Blunt’s Lie Was Met With A Stern Rebuke
GovTrack kept in mind that the genuine expense of the costs is 80% less than what states invest in a year.
.@RoyBlunt is 67% more lying with numbers than bananas have teeth. It’s $3.5T over *10 years*. So it’s 80% LESS than states invested in 2019. https://t.co/7485khDOo0
— GovTrack.🇺🇸 (@govtrack) September 28, 2021
Sam Stein tweeted:
This is…. ridiculous. It’s $3.5t over 10 years. no in one year.
Additionally…. the Pentagon spending plan was $703.7b in 2021. Lets state they flatlined that for 10 years. That’s 7 trillion plus. Or, approximately, 2 times larger than this costs. https://t.co/umDMt7APR5
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 28, 2021
Republicans understand that the policies in the costs are popular, so they are lying about the expense.
Sen. Blunt didn’t misspeak. He was attempting to produce a talking point, however his talking point is so blatantly incorrect that it was rapidly exposed. Republican politicians don’t wish to refute the arrangements of the Build Back Better program, so they are attempting to terrify individuals with lies about the expense.
It won’t work.
All Sen. Blunt did was expose how prepared Republican politicians are to lie if it indicates not providing the American individuals what they desire.
Mr. Easley is the handling editor. He is likewise a White Home Press Swimming Pool and a Congressional reporter for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Government. His graduate work concentrated on public law, with an expertise in social reform motions.
Awards and Expert Subscriptions
Member of the Society of Expert Reporters and The American Government Association
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.