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Biden urges Republicans to stop «playing Russian roulette» with the U.S. economy

US President Joe Biden has called on his Republican political opponents to stop "playing Russian roulette" with the American economy, opposing the raising of the national debt ceiling by Congress and thereby putting the United States at risk of default. This is reported by The Washington Post.

"They should stop playing Russian roulette with the U.S. economy," Biden said.

He called on the U.S. Senate by a simple majority to suspend the government debt limit, which should allow to increase the volume of loans and prevent the risk of default.

He asked Republicans to "get out of the way" and allow Democrats to fulfill the necessary obligations.

Earlier, Biden said that rich Americans are underpaying billions of dollars in taxes. He stated this in a speech on the economy of the States. According to him, the leading 1% of the population of the States evades $160 billion in taxes that they have to pay annually.

Biden added that large corporations should also pay "fair" taxes. He also proposed raising corporate tax and capital gains tax as part of the budget plan.

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