Right-wing media vilify child tax credits despite their broad popularity

Posted on AllSides July 23rd, 2021
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Right-wing media are attacking President Joe Biden’s child tax credit program, which aims to drastically reduce childhood poverty and act as a life raft to families as financial difficulties caused by the pandemic persist. In spite of the program’s popularity and widespread benefits, coverage by conservative media aims to undermine its utility and exaggerate its perceived social and economic detriments. 

Dominant right-wing media narratives include asserting that the tax credits will worsen the ongoing labor shortage by providing Americans “another reason not to go back to work”; claiming the credits...

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