MSNBC anchor dings Biden on claim Build Back Better costs $0: 'Mathematics that I am not yet familiar with'

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MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle questioned the Biden administration's math as it continues to claim Biden's projected $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan costs "zero dollars."

"The president's plan won't add to our national deficit and no one making under $400,000 per year will see their taxes go up a single penny," Biden has claimed. "It's fully paid for by ensuring big corporations and the very wealthy pay their fair share."

"That's a mathematics that I am not yet familiar with," Ruhle said of the White House's claim on Tuesday, after her interview with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. "But we'll see."

Ruhle did offer that the White House was putting forward an "ambitious" plan.

The administration has appeared to hit a snag with Americans, as recent polling revealed only 10% of people know "a lot of the specifics" of what's in the president's economic plan. Ruhle mused that was a reason Biden's economic agenda has been so hard to sell to the American people, because they "do not ... (Read more)