On Saturday, President Biden argued his multitrillion-dollar spending agenda is not radical, as infighting among the Democrats has stalled the progress of his proposed legislation.
“There’s nothing in any of these pieces of legislation that is radical, that is unreasonable, that is when you look at it individually,” Biden said.
Biden’s agenda includes a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill and a $3.5 trillion entitlement plan that would increase taxes to help fund the entitlements, such as free universal pre-K, government subsidies elder and child care, free college for two years, and increased spending on the Food Stamp program.
The president spoke to reporters while leaving the White House on Saturday morning, going to Delaware for another weekend getaway.
Biden criticized the new reports for reporting that he “vowed” to get the bills through.
He referred to himself in the third person, “Biden is going to work like hell to make sure we get both of these passed, and I think we will get them passed,” he said.
Biden said in the upcoming weeks; he will campaign on his stalled agenda.
“I believe that I can get this done. I believe that when the American people are aware what’s in it, we can get it done,” he said.
President Biden complained about the news reports pointing out his failure to sell his agenda on the road.
“Well, for a few little things, like we had hurricanes and floods, and we had little things like … anyway, a lot of going on,” he said.
Biden insisted he was not “frustrated” by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) failure to get his agenda across the finish line as he admitted the Democrats infighting was taking a toll.
“Everybody’s frustrated. It’s part of being in government, being frustrated,” he added.
Biden alluded to the two moderate senators Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who remain opposed to his massive spending spree.
“We can bring the moderates and progressives together very easy if we had two more votes,” he said. “Two. Two people.”