Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., on Sunday said a massive infrastructure plan cannot raise taxes on small businesses and “job creators.”
In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” Wicker, who is on the Senate’s transportation committee, blasted President Joe Biden’s financing plan which does just that.
“What the president proposed this week is not an infrastructure bill. It’s a huge tax increase,” Wicker said. “It’s a tax increase on small businesses, on job creators in the United States of America.”
“How can the president expect to have bipartisanship when the proposal is a repeal of one of our signature issues in 2017 where we cut the tax rate and made the United States finally more competitive when it comes to the way we treat job creators. He reverses all that,” he added.
The sweeping plan includes $155 billion earmarked toward repairing roads and bridges; $80 dedicated to Amtrak repairs; $40 billion for public housing improvements; $111 billion for repairing lead pipes; $42 billion for ports and airports; $100 billion for public school improvements; and $180 billion for research and development.