Former President Barack Obama spoke out regarding President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda on Monday, claiming the legislation is something the nation “desperately needs.”
During a “Good Morning America” interview with Robin Roberts, Obama said, “I think anybody who pretends that it’s a hardship for billionaires to pay a little bit more in taxes so that a single mom gets childcare support or so that we can make sure that our communities aren’t inundated by wildfires and floods and that we’re doing something about climate change for the next generation — you know, that’s an argument that is unsustainable.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 28, 2021
“You’re looking at making our infrastructure function more efficiently … You’re talking about rebuilding a lot of buildings, roads, bridges, ports so that they are fortified against climate change,” Obama said.
“And also, that we start investing in the kinds of energy efficiency that’s going to be required to battle climate change,” he added.
Obama shared similar words in a recent New York Times piece.
“If we want to give our children and grandchildren a brighter future, the wealthiest Americans and large corporations must pay their fair share in taxes,” Obama said.
If we want to give our children and grandchildren a brighter future, the wealthiest Americans and large corporations must pay their fair share in taxes. https://t.co/zqlZr6UpLe
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 23, 2021
Obama may no longer be president, but he continues to support Biden’s progressive legislation that closely resembles what he proposed during his two terms in office.