Biden praises his achievements and calls for more taxes on billionaires

US President praised Joe BidenSaturday, in Pennsylvania, as part of his 2024 election campaign, with his investments in infrastructure and advanced technologies, calling for greater taxes on large companies and billionaires, stressing that “the time has come for the super-rich to start paying their fair share.”

At the Philadelphia Convention Center and in front of an audience of unionists, Biden spoke to cheers of his conviction that “this country is about to take off.” He said, “The investments we have made over the past three years have the potential to change this country in the next five decades,” referring in this context to the “Chips and Science Act,” which provides about $53 billion for production and research in the electronic chip sector, and to the “Act to reduce inflation” to support investment in green energy.

Biden stressed, during his address to the audience, that if the Republicans win in 2024, they will “attack your jobs” by undoing his reforms.

Regarding the richest, he said, “It’s okay for them to be billionaires. They just have to pay their fair share. It’s simply time for the big corporations and the super-rich to start paying their fair share.”

Trump and Biden

In the latest opinion polls, former US President Donald Trump outperformed current President Joe Biden by 6 points in a hypothetical election for the 2024 presidential race, according to The Hill newspaper, which conducted the poll by Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll.

The poll found that 45% of respondents said they would vote for Trump if the 2024 elections were held today between the former president and Biden, while 39% said they would support Biden. And 15% said they were not sure or did not know.

Those numbers are down slightly from the newspaper’s last Harvard CAPS-Harris poll in May, which found 47% support Trump, while 40% said Biden.

The latest poll numbers, broken down by party, found that 86% of Republicans would support Trump, while 77% of Democrats said the same for Biden.

“The impeachment of former President Trump had no effect on his lead against Joe Biden, whose job satisfaction rating remains at 43 percent,” said Mark Penn, co-director of the Harvard CAPS / Harris Poll.

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