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Biden Says the ‘Pandemic Is Over’—but No End to the Spending

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If the pandemic is over, the spending should stop.
During a “60 Minutes” interview on Sept. 18, President Joe Biden said that the “pandemic is over.” Yet back in mid-July, he extended the COVID-19 public health emergency, along with its spending, until the middle of October, at which point the Department of Health and Human Services expects it will be extended again.
Each time the president extends the public health emergency, he also extends the period of emergency spending, as well as justification for restrictions and measures that ultimately cost taxpayers money while benefiting private companies.
Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the U.S. government has approved at least $4.8 trillion in new borrowing. For example, the government passed legislation that mandated vaccines and provided billions of dollars of funding to companies producing the vaccines. The government authorized the vaccines for emergency use. And ultimately, the government decides which companies can or cannot make vaccines, thus protecting the favored vaccine-makers from the competition….

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