Top chef retweeted claim that cooked the books
Says under President Barack Obama, the debt increased by 23 percent, which was less than under any president going back to Ronald Reagan.
So far, no there, there
"As a result of Obamacare, we are becoming something of a part-time employment country."
Virtually, not even close to every person
"Virtually every person across this country has seen premiums going up and up and up" due to Obamacare.
Some big veterans groups didn't like the bill either
Republican National Committee
Says U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz "voted to cut off Florida’s veterans and their benefits."
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Says U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., "opposes a vote on his own legislation that he proposed just a few months ago."
TV ad makes fowl claim
Says Sen. Mark Pryor voted for "special subsidies" for lawmakers and staff in Congress "so they’re protected from Obamacare."
Sites are slow, but they have privacy protection
The health care marketplaces have "no privacy protections."
Confuses a web page with the actual program
The Obama administration shut down the Amber Alert program because of the government shutdown.
Privatize, not abolish
"(Texas Republicans) believe in abolishing Social Security, abolishing V.A. health care."
Two Democratic votes out of 190 isn't bipartisan
"A strong bipartisan majority" in the House of Representatives "voted to defund Obamacare."
Spouses only kicked off plan if they can get coverage in their own jobs
UPS left 15,000 employees’ spouses "without health insurance" and told them to, "go on an exchange with no employer subsidy."
Texas-sized claim has little proof
"Every engine manufacturer in the United States is now in the state of Texas."
It's somewhere between 28 percent and 38 percent
Of the roughly 15 percent of Americans who don’t have health insurance, "half of them made more than $50,000 a year."
Lawmakers will use new marketplaces
Says "President Obama just granted all of Congress an exception" to Obamacare.
Mixes 'what if' with what is
The sequester has "already lost 1.6 million jobs."
Admininstration's reports say otherwise
The "most realistic estimates" for jobs created by Keystone XL are "maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline."
Actually, the opposite
Says Barack Obama is getting his nominees confirmed "faster than President (George W.) Bush was at the same time in his second term."
Wrong on multiple levels
"More Americans receive food aid than work in (the) private sector."
The bill itself adds 16 million, not 70 million
The Senate immigration bill "unleashes a massive increase in overall immigration. … We're talking about a population increase under the Senate bill of over 70 million people in 20 years."
Imprecise wording makes this claim wrong
"Nearly 70 percent of all federal spending will go towards Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid" in fiscal year 2014.
© 2014 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise