A staff member of the Biden campaign said that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden misspoke when referring to the amount of money required for the government to provide free public college.
Biden said that this change was part of the revolutionary institutional changes that he planned to implement.
“If we just made every corporation pay a minimum 15 [percent] tax, and 91 [corporations] pay no tax, that raises over $400 billion,” Biden said.
With that money, the presidential nominee said that it would be enough to send every single qualified individual to college for four years for $150 billion.
“I can make sure every single person who qualifies for community college can go, and we still have a lot of money left over,” Biden said.
Moreover, after the interview, O'Donnell informed viewers in a voice-over that a staff member of the Biden campaign told the segment that Biden misspoke regarding the cost of free public college and that the number required to send all qualified individuals to college for free for four years could actually be twice as high as the number Biden mentioned.
This was also part of Biden’s tax plan, as he promised to undo the tax cut implemented by Trump for corporations and wealthy Americans, O'Donnell said. Furthermore, Biden said that he would raise the taxes for those making more than $400,000 a year to a maximum of 39.6 percent tax rate.
“Nobody making less than $400,000 will pay a penny more in tax under my proposal,” Biden said, during the interview.
“When you allow people to get back in the game and have a job, everything moves. Right now, you have the opposite,” Biden said.