Washington [US], April 29 (ANI): U.S. President Joe Biden, in his first speech to Congress on the state of the Union on Wednesday (local time), described his multimillion-dollar national investment proposal as key to challenging China and strengthening the U.S. position on the world stage.
“We are in competition with China and other countries to win the 21st century. We need to do more than rebuild it. We need to rebuild better. Throughout our history, public investment and infrastructure have transformed America.” , said the said president.
“Farmers who plant cover crops, so they can reduce carbon dioxide in the air and charge them to do so. There’s no reason why wind turbine blades can’t be built in Pittsburgh instead of “There is no reason why American workers cannot lead the world in the production of electric vehicles and batteries,” he added.
Biden further stated that the ‘American Jobs Plan’ will create millions of well-paid jobs: “jobs in which Americans can grow their families.” And all investments in the US employment plan will be guided by a principle: “Buy American.”
The president also appealed to bipartisanship to frame the need for consensus at the national level as a means for the U.S. to maintain global competitiveness, particularly with China.
“Investments in jobs and infrastructure like the ones we talk about have often had bipartisan support. Vice President Harris and I meet regularly in the Oval Office with Democrats and Republicans to discuss the U.S. occupation plan. And I applaud a group of Republican senators who just presented their proposal. So let ‘s work, “the president said during his first speech.
He continued: “I wanted to present my plan to Congress before entering into an in-depth debate. I would like to meet with those who have different ideas. We welcome the ideas. But the rest of the world is not waiting for “I just want to be clear: from my perspective, doing nothing is not an option. Look, we can’t be so busy competing with each other and forgetting the competition we have with the rest of the world to win the 21st century.” Biden went on to describe a two-hour conversation he had with Chinese President Xi Jinping when he took office.
“He is deadly in becoming the most significant and consistent nation in the world. He and others, autocrats, think that democracy cannot compete in the 21st century with autocracies. It takes too long to reach a consensus,” he said.
Under the administration of former President Donald Trump, ties between the two countries had deteriorated over issues such as human rights violations in Xinjiang, violations of Hong Kong’s special status, allegations of unfair trade practices on the part of Beijing, the lack of transparency about the pandemic and military aggression in various parts of the world. (ANI)