Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Statements about Stimulus

False

Stimulus bought more than jobs

 National Republican Congressional Committee

National Republican Congressional Committee

Says U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s "stimulus cost taxpayers $278,000 per job."

— Wisconsin

No Flip

Lots of twists in this saga, but was consistent on core issues involved in new application

Mostly False

Our math: Real number + big assumption - actual result = problematic statement

Mostly False

The stimulus made some serious budget noise, but this approach amplifies its effect

Half-True

Sloppiness on both sides leaves subject and source both a little muddy

Mostly False

Claim centers on a critical news release that actually prompted changes to the project in question

Pants on Fire!

Here’s our formula: Twisted logic + lack of evidence = Pants on Fire.