Statements about Stimulus
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."
"Having an entirely Democrat congressional delegation in 2009, when the [federal stimulus] bill passed, increases the per capita stimulus dollars that the state receives per person by $460."
Rep. David Cicilline is responsible for the federal loan guarantee to Solyndra, the failed solar company
"Dubious taxpayer-funded" stimulus spending -- Part II.
"Dubious taxpayer-funded stimulus projects in Rhode Island include … $250,000 to provide digital television to the state’s inmate population."
Unemployment and the housing and auto industry crises can be fixed by giving a million dollars to every worker over age 50 to retire.
"In Rhode Island, there were thousands of jobs that were created" by the federal stimulus program
"The Congressional Budget Office estimates that for every $1 we spend on unemployment benefits, $1.90 is put into our economy."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Keep up to date with Politifact National: