Wash Times: A failing report card for Joe Biden

Vaccine rollout has been plagued by missteps and the COVID-19 relief bill is bloated and untenable

President Biden is now a third of the way through his first 100 days in office, so it’s an appropriate time for an early report card.

Over 100,000 Americans have now died from COVID-19 on Joe Biden’s watch and his vaccine roll-out has been plagued by missteps, but the Democrats decided to put fighting COVID-19 on the backburner so they could focus on the sham impeachment of the former president instead. This was a mistake. No one imagined that 35 days into the new administration that a new COVID-19 relief bill would not have been already rubberstamped. Mr. Biden and his team’s lies about the Trump administration’s vaccine development and distribution plan have only made matters worse. This all reeks of incompetence.

Now, the American people are just beginning to learn the details of Mr. Biden’s bloated $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill and there are a multitude of problems, starting with the fact that only nine percent of the bill deals with actually combating the coronavirus pandemic.  Asking the U.S. taxpayer for $1.9 trillion dollars is an extremely tall order when a trillion dollars from previous COVID-19 relief bills remains unspent. Why isn’t Mr. Biden spending this appropriated money first before asking for more? And, a $15 minimum-wage increase that will cause 1.4 million jobs to be lost has no business in a COVID-relief bill.

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