The political fact checking site ‘Politifact,’ itself long accused of pro-liberal bias, has now turned on the Biden White House, labeling a recent statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki as ‘false,’
As The Daily Wire reports:
PolitiFact has hit White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki with a “false” rating over her claim about how economists feel about President Joe Biden’s spending agenda.
Psaki has repeatedly said that economists back Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better bill. Last week, for instance, Psaki told reporters that “no economist out there is projecting that this will have a negative impaction inflation.”
PolitiFact cited some economists as proof. “I’m an economist, and I disagree,” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the center-right American Action Forum, told the fact-checking site.
“We know there’s lots of spending in the bill, and that it’s front-loaded” into the earlier years, he said. “If you cut taxes and increase spending, financed by debt, that will put upward pressure on inflation.”
The label comes in the wake of increasing dissatisfaction with Biden’s handling of the economy according to multiple polls.