Another day, another Joe Biden gaffe.
While speaking at an event in Philadelphia this week, Biden proposed a tax credit for childcare.
He said that this would put 720 million women back to work. That would be quite a feat, considering there are only 330 million people in the entire country.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Biden: Child Tax Credit Will ‘Put 720 Million Women Back in the Workforce’
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday made the incredible claim that his proposed child tax credit would “put 720 million women back in the workforce.”
The former vice president was speaking at the Workers’ Presidential Summit in Philadelphia when he made the remarks about his proposal for an $8,000 child tax credit. He said his words made him “sound like a wonk.”
“You get a tax break for a race horse. Why in God’s name couldn’t we provide an $8,000 tax credit for everybody who has childcare costs?” Biden said. “It would put 720 million women back in the workforce. It would increase the GDP—to sound like a wonk here—by about eight-tenths of one percent. It would grow the economy.”
Considering only about 330 million people live in the United States at all, it is obvious he is incorrect. It’s unclear what studies or statistics he may have had in mind.