President Joe Biden referred to “trillionaires” not paying taxes on Friday, even though no American is worth a trillion dollars.
“I’m running to change the dynamic of how the economy grows,” Biden said. “I’m tired of trickle-down. Trillionaires and billionaires are doing very, very well. You all report it.”
There are currently no trillionaires in the United States.
According to Forbes list of richest Americans, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is America’s wealthiest person with a net worth of $177 billion.
The president spoke about raising taxes on the wealthy after an event promoting coronavirus vaccine booster shots at the White House.
He claimed his policies for a permanent childcare tax credit were not costing the government any money.
“It’s not,” Biden said. “It’s reducing taxes, reducing taxes, not increasing taxes.”
He again pressed the issue of taxes as a moral issue, noting corporations were not paying enough.
“I just think it’s about just paying your fair share,’ he said, adding that it was “just wrong.”
He claimed his $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill was about cutting taxes not raising them.
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“Right now, if you take a look at the reconciliation piece, a trillion dollars of that is tax cuts, not raise anybody taxes, it’s tax cuts,” Biden said. “People will be paying less taxes.”
He admitted, however, that taxes would go up on the wealthy but provide more entitlements for “working class folks” to give them universal pre-K, child and elder care, and free community college.