Here comes the fleecing: Biden unveils $2 trillion climate plan

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Joe Biden speaks about the economy during a campaign event at McGregor Industries, a metal works plant, in Dunmore, Pa., on July 9.Tom Brenner / Reuters

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled a proposed $2 trillion plan to rebuild cities and towns across the country by investing in clean energy.

The former vice president criticized President Trump for promising a major infrastructure plan during his 2016 campaign, but failing to deliver.

“He’s never even really tried,” Biden said. “I know how to get it done.”

Biden dropped a proposal to make the U.S. economy 100 percent clean-energy based by 2050, and instead said he would put the country on track to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2035.

The plan was released a week after a task force jointly created by Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a progressive primary-season rival, proposed eliminating carbon emissions from power plants by 2035.

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