Wall Street didn’t build this country, the American middle class did, Biden said
The U.S. President Joe Biden took on Twitter saying, “Wall Street didn’t build this country but the American middle class did.”
He tweeted, “Here’s the deal: Wall Street didn’t build this country — the great American middle class did. It’s time we rebuild the middle class and bring everyone along regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.”
Biden, in his address to the nation from Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania on March 31 said that it’s time to build the country’s economy from the bottom up and from the middle out and not from top-down as it hasn’t worked very well.
However, there were many Twitteratis who expressed their disappointment with Biden’s tweet.
Dear POTUS, first – I love you, and I love your wife and family.
Your comment is shortsighted and overly simplistic. "Wall Street" also refers to the companies that hire the middle class to build things. So separating them as if they are not interlinked makes no sense. xoxo
— Jim Dorf (@jimdorf) April 5, 2021
I like and support you, Mr. President, but this statement is incorrect. The middle class did not build this country. This country was built on slavery, theft, and genocide mostly perpetrated by white male gentry with the tacit approval of the middle class.
— Analogy Cereal Killer (@GreatMcNate) April 5, 2021
The White House earlier said that American Jobs Plan would create millions of jobs, rebuild the country’s infrastructure and position the U.S. to out-compete China. It would also boost the U.S. economy.