Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

All statements involving Rand Paul

Half-True

Correlation does not equal causation

Half-True

Paul's claim sinks

True

It's an incentive, but not the root cause

Pants on Fire!

Documents and multiple interviews say otherwise

True

It was costly to the government and the economy

Mostly True

Ratio off; percent change on target

False

For starters, two-thirds of stimulus was tax cuts and entitlements

False

Paul bats 0-for-3 on this one

Mostly True

There are lots of studies; what they mean for policy is less clear

Half-True

Most spending goes on, even as many employees are furloughed

Mostly True

Young uninsured people are a part of the problem, but far from all

Rand Paul
Rand Paul

Many uninsured Americans are "young."

— PolitiFact National

True

Surveys confirm cost is biggest obstacle

False

It's somewhere between 28 percent and 38 percent

True

Actually, opposition was even higher