Media hides secret in $3.5 trillion spending bill
September 23, 2021
There’s one piece of the $3.5 trillion spending bill that the media is unlikely to tell you about—their bailout.
The massive, bloated $3.5 billion spending bill has so much pork that fiscal hawks could eat it for weeks. One piece that hasn’t received much attention yet is a special journalism “tax credit” equal to 50% of the salary of each journalist—up to $50,000 per journalist annually.
Yes, that’s correct, your tax dollars would be paying 50% of the salary of many journalists, whether you like their reporting or not.
Think of it as a way to turn every news outlet in America into a version of NPR.