The left is enraged by the supposed deluge of “misinformation” on Facebook — however, asks Reason’s Robby Soave, “how many of them are worried about the COVID misinformation being spread by The New York Times?” The paper simply did a large correction to a narrative on “other countries’ approaches to vaccinating young people,” which “wrongly claimed that nearly one million US children — 900,000 to be precise — had been hospitalized with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.” The true determine: 63,000. The Times additionally admits “the reporter ‘described incorrectly the actions taken by regulators in Sweden and Denmark’ and misstated the timing of a crucial Food and Drug Administration meeting.” The piece’s creator, Apoorva Mandavilli, has an extended report of alarmist, factually challenged reporting on COVID and has known as the lab-leak principle “racist.” Yet “Congress is not likely to call Mandavilli before a hearing to answer questions about the threat posed by the Times misleading its readers.”
Economy watch: Child Tax Credit’s Hidden Costs
Extending the youngster tax credit score through the $3.5 trillion spending plan would “worsen” the “hidden — but very real — cost for millions” whose refunds could be delayed as the IRS grew to become “America’s number one welfare agency,” warns Matt Weidinger at The Hill. It’s already sending out month-to-month child-tax-credit checks to 39 million households, whereas 8.5 million tax returns, averaging $2,827 every, hadn’t been processed by September. “The IRS’s top priorities must be collecting the right amount of taxes and refunding those that are overpaid.” Refunds can have “a big impact on the financial well-being of families and struggling small businesses.” And it’s their cash — “they deserve to get it back promptly.”
From the proper: Dem Despair on Joe’s Leadership
Democrats are realizing “Joe Biden is a lousy leader,” snarks National Review’s Jim Geraghty. FiveThirtyEight asks, ‘Why Has Biden’s Approval Rating Gotten So Low So Quickly?’ ” Well, Biden “promised to cut prescription-drug prices by 60 percent, put Social Security on a path to solvency, make public colleges and universities tuition-free for families who earn less than $125,000 a year, and to create 4.4 million jobs by September 2021” however has no concept learn how to do any of it. He simply throws cash in hopes an issue “will get solved.” And “the guy who pledged to ‘shut down the virus’ hasn’t shut it down, ten months into his presidency.” Seriously, “what is Biden good at?”
Reality verify: Two Years’ Contrast at the Border
President Biden “refuses to admit that he, and only he, is to blame for” the “crisis gripping the southern border,” however one chart proves it, explains the Issues & Insights editorial board. The chart exhibits Biden’s first 12 months vs. President Donald Trump’s, and the impression of what every mentioned “when they were running for president, and the policies they implemented once they took office.” Biden “promised illegals free health care . . . to end deportations during his first 100 days . . . that illegals arrested by local police would not be turned over to immigration officials” and “amnesty for illegals who make it across the border.” Trump in 2016 spoke of “building a border wall” whereas “talking about mass deportation.” The outcomes present “words matter.”
Conservative: We Can’t Question Joe’s Health?
In 2018, Harry Shukman notes at Spectator World, Joe Biden “told voters it was ‘totally appropriate’ to wonder if he was ‘too old’ for the presidency.” Yet now the likes of CNN’s Chris Cillizza sniff that such speak is “ ‘gross, lowest-common-denominator politics’ and should cease ‘immediately’ ” — although he questioned the final president’s well being in 2020. And Biden, now 79, gained his first race at 30 by questioning the health of Sen. Cale Boggs, then 63.