The Biden administration has been promoting the president’s infrastructure plan, saying that it would create millions of jobs for Americans.
In fact, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had falsely said that it would create 19 million jobs.
Fox News’ Chris Wallace called him out on his false claim, as the true number comes out at 2.7 million.
The truth is that “16.3 million jobs will be created just naturally by the economy opening up after the pandemic” and only 2.7 million jobs would actually be created through the infrastructure plan.
Republican strategist Ted Harvey joined Fox News for an interview to share his opinion about how the Transportation Secretary was called out for his false statement.
“I think it’s typical of this administration,” Harvey began and recalled that “This is not the first time they’ve been caught misleading the American people this week.”
Earlier in the week, Buttigieg had pretended to ride his bike into work, but a video came out showing otherwise. Instead, the video shows, he was dropped off by his security detail, “who drove up in a very large gas-guzzling suburban.”
According to Harvey, this was “purposely, amateurishly misleading the American people.”
“And this is just another example of that and goes back to what the president did earlier with this gun control press conference where he was spewing out a bunch of liberal talking points on gun control,” he continued. “But it was still misleading the American people about what the facts are.”
The strategist was then asked about “one of the big concerns with Republicans and some Democrats.” Many believe that “raising the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent will be a jobs killer.”
In reality, “while some people will get a job through this infrastructure plan, others are going to lose theirs.”
Harvey explains that before former President Trump had passed the tax cut, “the United States had one of the largest corporate income tax rates of any Western country in the world.”
“By cutting those corporate tax rates, it brought millions of jobs to America, tons of companies back to American shores,” he added. “By the administration pushing to increase those taxes, it’s only going to lose more jobs.”