A Political Victory for the Joes Is a Loss for the Country

Source: Ludwig von Mises Institute
by William L Anderson

“After months of being portrayed as a villain or worse in the mainstream media, Joe Manchin suddenly has become a Democratic Party hero — all because he has declared he will support legislation that he and President Joe Biden claim will ‘reduce inflation’ and give us better weather. Not surprisingly, the New York Times is leading the way in effusively praising the legislation, claiming the bill ‘would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to try to stop the planet from catastrophically overheating.’ .. While each portion of this hodgepodge of wish lists needs scrutiny, one can sum up the entire ordeal by pointing out that the gap between what supporters of something like this claim it will do and what it actually does is enormous.” (08/01/22)