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Americans for Prosperity cites stimulus for Finland

By Becky Bowers, Robert Higgs
Published on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 4:55 p.m.

Is your tax money paying for jobs in Finland?

A TV ad running in eight states blames President Barack Obama for sending stimulus money overseas while Americans are out of work.

"Tell President Obama, American tax dollars should help American taxpayers," the narrator says. Instead, $2.3 billion in tax credits funded jobs in Mexico, Finland and China, the ad claims.

Americans for Prosperity, a group dedicated to "educating citizens about economic policy" that works closely with tea party activists and has been funded by the conservative Koch family, released the ad April 26, 2012.

Previously we checked out the claim about jobs in Mexico. That earned a rating of Pants on Fire.

We rated this claim about jobs in Finland as False.



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Researchers: Becky Bowers, Robert Higgs

Names in this article: Americans for Prosperity, Barack Obama

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