Number's wrong and plan's misrepresented
Stimulus money went to "office upgrades for politicians."
— Politifact Virginia on Saturday, November 19th, 2011
Overheated claim about solar company
"(President Barack Obama gave) half a billion in taxpayer money to help his friends at Solyndra, a business the White House knew was on the path to bankruptcy."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Oft repeated, but the Truth-O-Meter isn't budging
"Our unemployment rate has been higher than 8 percent for more than two-and-a-half years, far above what the Obama Administration promised with the 'stimulus.' "
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Discussing the project isn't promising it'll get done
Says U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown "promised that the first stimulus bill would fund the
Brent Spence Bridge."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, September 30th, 2011
It has zig-zagged lower, but not from all-time high
"Hispanic unemployment has been ticking down from an all-time high of 13.9 percent because of the policies we’ve implemented."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 27th, 2011
Stimulus dollars went to education
Gov. Rick Perry "used $3.2 billion in stimulus dollars for schools to plug other holes in his budget."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
A convenient but flimsy connection
Says Tri-Rail shows the potential problems with investing in high-speed rail.
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
Trotting out a tired, old claim
The stimulus bill "promised to keep unemployment under 8%."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, February 28th, 2011
Projection, not a promise
"The White House promised us that all the spending would keep unemployment under 8 percent."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Our math: Real number + big assumption - actual result = problematic statement
About 1 in 10 public school teachers in Wisconsin would have been laid off without federal stimulus funds.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, November 8th, 2010
The stimulus made some serious budget noise, but this approach amplifies its effect
"Discretionary spending went up 84 percent in the last two years"
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, November 7th, 2010
Crist way off on firefighters, law enforcement
"The Recovery Act saved 60,000 jobs among law enforcement officials, firefighters in the state of Florida, plus another 20,000 educators."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, October 29th, 2010
One deciding vote, or 60?
"Michael Bennet cast the deciding vote" for the stimulus and the health care bill.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Update: Just under 2,000 jobs created in R.I.
"In Rhode Island, there were thousands of jobs that were created" by the federal stimulus program
— Politifact Rhode Island on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
Claim centers on a critical news release that actually prompted changes to the project in question
Says Russ Feingold supported a stimulus plan that allowed a company to create 3,000 jobs in China.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
Voted for the stimulus; other details a stretch
Rep. Paul Hodes, D-N.H., "voted for the pork-filled stimulus bill -- $1.9 million to study ants in Africa, $39 million for office upgrades for politicians."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Report gives us the truthiness blues
Federal stimulus money went to a Georgia Tech project that will "apparently involve the professor jamming with 'world-renowned musicians' to 'hopefully also create satisfying works of art.'"
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, September 13th, 2010
It's not over yet
"Obama’s stimulus, passed in his first month in office, will cost more than the entire Iraq War."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Deal spokesman plays connect the dots about Barnes, but the links are weak
"Roy Barnes is part of the team that has run up trillions of dollars in debt that Americans will spend years paying off, and they've done it without creating one job."
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Food stamp cuts offset a bigger share than corporate tax provisions do
A bill to aid state and local governments "is fully paid-for by closing costly corporate tax loopholes."
— Politifact National on Friday, August 13th, 2010