Pelosi Gets Slammed Over Claim Biden’s $3.5T Spending Plan Will Cost ‘0’

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., became the latest prominent Democrat on Wednesday to declare the $3.5-trillion spending plan pushed by the Biden White House would cost “zero” dollars.

“It’s not about a dollar amount,” she told reporters. “The dollar amount, as the president said, is zero. This bill will be paid for.”

Republicans have ripped Build Back Better, a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, as a massive social policy bill that “ultimately provides benefits to wealthy liberal elites at the expense of working-class families.” Moderate Democrats, like Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., have also raised concerns about the reconciliation package.

Yet President Joe Biden has insisted it will cost “zero dollars” while being a “once-in-a-generation investment in working America, and that claim has taken hold with some media allies as well.

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