Biden calls on richest Americans to ‘start paying their fair share’ of taxes – live

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Joe Biden said it is time for corporations and the richest Americans to “start paying their fair share” as he pitched his $4tn infrastructure and welfare plans at an event in Virginia.

Speaking at a community college in Norfolk, Biden made the case for increasing taxes on the wealthiest in the US to fund his $1.8tn American families plan and $2tn infrastructure plan. The packages would provide funds for childcare, invest in free universal pre-school and rebuild America’s transport and public housing.

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The Senate judiciary committee is pressing the FBI to explain how it failed to anticipate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol by Donald Trump-supporting extremists, despite having contact with several members of the far-right Proud Boys in prior months.

Committee chair, Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, wrote to Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray today asking whether the agency had adequately pushed its sources in the extremist group, in order to understand their plans before the Capitol attack that sought to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election as president.

Durbin’ letter came after Reuters reported last week that the FBI had received information from at least four sources in the Proud Boys over the years since 2019. The Judiciary Committee has oversight of the FBI.

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Source: theguardian
Biden calls on richest Americans to ‘start paying their fair share’ of taxes – live