Mostly right on stats, mostly wrong on credit
"Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. health care spending grew at 3.9 percent for the last three years, the lowest growth rate in over 50 years."
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
Right on the numbers, wrong on the credit
"Before Medicare, only 51 percent of Americans 65 and older had health care coverage and nearly 30 percent lived below the poverty line. Today, thanks to Medicare ... nearly all seniors have coverage and 75 percent fewer struggle in poverty."
Stimulus bought more than jobs
Says U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s "stimulus cost taxpayers $278,000 per job."
Democrats and Republicans both rang up charges
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., "and his fellow Democrats went on a spending spree and now their credit card is maxed out"
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