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The Times Tries To Rescue Biden’s ‘American Rescue Plan’ — And Fails


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When not trying desperately to damage Republicans by keeping the Jan. 6 riot on the front page, the New York Times bravely does public relations work for the Biden administration. The latest case in point is the pathetic attempt by the “paper of record” to defend the misguided, unjustified, inflation-fueling $2 trillion “American Rescue Plan.”

The article — “If Biden’s Plan Is Like a ‘New Deal,’ Why Don’t Voters Care?” — claims that Joe Biden’s big problem right now is that voters don’t know how much they’re benefiting from his March 2021 “rescue” plan.

But despite a valiant attempt to put lipstick on a pig, the report ends up making the case for how badly voters got hoodwinked.

 

The story focuses on the $350 billion the bill dumped on state and local governments and begins by telling the story of how Richmond, Va., plans to spend tens of millions in “rescue” funds to upgrade a community center and how excited the mayor is about this project.

“The city,” reporter Alexander Burns writes, “intends to build it in the next few years using $20 million from the American Rescue Plan.”

Wait. In the next few years?

Wasn’t the “American Rescue Plan” an emergency plan that Biden said was needed to save the economy from impending doom?:snip:

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The Question So Many Are Asking

White House Report Card: Is Biden this bad on purpose?

Paul Bedard, Washington Secrets Columnist

April 23, 2022

This week’s White House Report Card finds President Joe Biden stumbling through yet another bad week dotted with defeats, sinking polls, confusing announcements and the continued implosion in the office of his even more unpopular vice president, Kamala Harris.

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