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Biden to big corporations and super wealthy: “Pay your fair share” of taxes

September 16, 2021 19:33 PM UTC
- Updated September 16, 2021 19:34 PM UTC

“We’re at an inflection point in this country.”

Transcript
I believe we're at an inflection point in this country. one of those moments where the decisions we're about to make can change literally change the trajectory of our nation for years and possibly decades to come. Each inflection point in this nation's history represents a fundamental choice. I believe that America at this moment is facing such a choice. We're going to continue with an economy where the overwhelming share the benefits go to big corporations and the very wealthy or are we going to take this moment right now to set this country on a new path. one that invests in this nation creates real sustained economic growth and that benefits everyone, including working people and middle class folks. We still have a long way to go to get the economy where it needs to be. As I said, for a long time coming out of this economic crisis. As deep as the one we're in was never going to be easy. But we're doing it and we can continue to do it. Covid supply chain issues, bad actors seeking to profit off the pandemic are all contributing to the challenges we're facing. That's why I've made getting covid under control. My top priority for my first day as president. Yes, the pandemic has caused a lot of economic problems in the country. But the fact is our economy faced challenges long before this pandemic struck. Working people were struggling to make it long before the pandemic arrives, Big corporations and the very wealthy, we're doing very well before the pandemic. That's why I said starting back in my campaign for president. It's not enough to just build back. We have to build back better than before. Big corporations and super well, they have to start paying their fair share of taxes. It's long overdue. I'm not out to punish anyway. I'm a capitalist. If you can make a million or a billion dollars, that's great. God bless you. All I'm asking is you pay your fair share, pay your fair share, just like middle class folks do. But that isn't happening now.