At most, an indirect motivation
"Social Security was advocated … in the 1930s as a way of getting people to quit working, because they thought we were confined to a permanent scarcity of jobs in this country."
High-profile changes but limited reach
"Most of the (Affordable Care Act) has already in some sense been waived or otherwise suspended."
Indirect urging at best
Wisconsin education agency "urged white students to wear white wristbands ‘as a reminder about your (white) privilege.’ "
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
Stimulus wasn't spent in just one year
"Over 10 years, (extending tax cuts for the wealthy) would add less to the deficit than Obama added with the stimulus in one year."
— PolitiFact National
An economic projection, with heavy disclaimers
Says that President Obama said if Congress passed the economic stimulus bill, "we would have unemployment at 8 percent and no higher. And it went higher."
Right on TARP, not on the other two
Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, cast votes for TARP, the stimulus, and an individual mandate for health care.
What about the rest of the money?
Most of the stimulus money will be spent "not this year, not next year, but in 2011."
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