Biden: It’s Time to Determine If ‘America Won the Competition for 21st Century’

© REUTERS / JONATHAN ERNSTU.S. President Joe Biden celebrates with lawmakers including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 15, 2021
U.S. President Joe Biden celebrates with lawmakers including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) after signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 15, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 18.11.2021
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The claims were part of a speech that POTUS made in Detroit after he signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law on Monday. Strange as it may seem, Joe Biden made almost the same claims during his White House speech about two weeks ago.
US President Joe Biden has reiterated that the next few years will show whether America will be able to win the competition for 21st century leadership.

“I truly believe — and I give you my word as a Biden — I truly believe that 50 years from now, historians are going to look back at this moment — the last 2 years, and the next 4 or 5 years — and they’re going to determine whether or not in that moment: Did America win the competition for the 21st century, or did we lose it? Because that’s where we are. All the pieces on the globe are changing”, POTUS told a General Motors factory meeting in Detroit, Michigan.

The claims were made a few days after Biden inked the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law, a document that fund projects to build bridges, roads, water infrastructure, electric vehicle infrastructure, as well as strengthen energy grids and provide internet access nationwide.
Critics have, meanwhile, insisted that only 10% of the funds provided by the bill will go on improving the country's infrastructure.
The bipartisan document was passed by the Senate back in August, but was then stalled in the House as moderates and progressives in the Democratic Party locked horns over the-then $1.85 trillion social spending package, which was finally cut to $1.2 trillion.
The U.S. Capitol is seen as Senate Democrats and Republicans sought to reach an agreement on to avert a debt crisis in Washington, U.S., October 7, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 06.11.2021
Republicans Who Helped Pass Infrastructure Bill Say Vote Will Strengthen Their Own Standing
As for Biden’s remarks, it seems POTUS did not think twice before deciding to reiterate the same remarks he made at a White House briefing room almost two weeks ago. These also pertained to the US’ drive to prevail in a global competition in this century in light of the signing of the US infrastructure bill.
“I truly believe that 50 years from now, folks are going to look back and say, ‘This was the moment, this was the period, this year and the next couple years, when America decided to win the competition of the 21st century, to get in the game full bore”, Biden told reporters on 6 November.
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