President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that the nation is “blinking code red” on climate change as he promoted his Build Back Better agenda.
“We need to make the investments that are going to slow our contributions to climate change today. Not tomorrow,” Biden said during his Tuesday remarks.
“And here’s the good news. Something that is caused by humans can be solved by humans.”
“Extreme weather we’re seeing is only going to come more frequently, with more ferocity. We’re blinking code red as a nation,” Pres. Biden says in Colorado. https://t.co/wEaZ1CGaNd pic.twitter.com/GkpAlkg0pt
— ABC News (@ABC) September 14, 2021
Tweeting Code Red
Biden also tweeted the “code red” message on Tuesday.
“The wildfires in the west are a blinking code red for our nation. That’s why my Build Back Better Agenda includes investments for wildfire preparedness, resilience, and response,” he tweeted.
The wildfires in the west are a blinking code red for our nation. That’s why my Build Back Better Agenda includes investments for wildfire preparedness, resilience, and response.
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 14, 2021
The Code Red Price Tag
The Biden promotion seeks to garner support for the current $3.5 trillion spending plan currently under discussion by Congress. Republicans oppose the high price tag, as it includes increased taxes.
The measure would also require raising the nation’s already record debt limit. Democrats have so far overlooked the emphasis in exchange for a focus on “helping Americans” and addressing climate change, among other initiatives.
Democrats are working to pass the measure regardless of GOP support, an effort likely to win in the House but not in the Senate.
Biden has claimed the new legislation would add 800,000 jobs dedicated to improving America’s infrastructure. However, his efforts on jobs so far have fallen flat, leaving many unconvinced the infrastructure plan will do anything more than add debt and increase inflation.
The strong words may seek to add urgency to Biden’s plan, but the only urgency is found among the left’s efforts to pass radical legislation before the 2022 midterm elections.