CNSNews.com editor in chief Terry Jeffrey writes in an April 25 article:
The federal government paid a “bed rate” of $127.82 per day to house each illegal alien detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in fiscal 2016, according to ICE data published in a new report by the Government Accountability Office.
Even if you do not count the extra day in that leap year, that works out to $46,654.30 for each detention bed occupied by an illegal alien for 365 days.
The approximately $46,654 it cost to house a detained illegal alien for 365 days in fiscal 2016 was approximately $104 more than the average income for Americans 15 and older that year—which, according to Census Bureau Table PINC-01, was $46,550.
So how did that $104 difference look in the chart that originally accompanied Jeffrey's article? Like this:
That's one visually misleading chart -- it covers only a $200 range to make the $104 difference look much bigger than it is.
No wonder it now appears to have been deleted from Jeffrey's article. Apparently CNS does have at least a little sense of shame after all when it comes to misleading journalism.