No connection between manufacturing tax credit in stimulus, Chinese jobs
Says Tom Perriello voted "to give tax breaks to foreign companies creating jobs in China."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, October 25th, 2010
Turbine claim blows hot air
Said U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Macon, sent nearly $2 billion overseas to build wind turbines and create jobs, mostly in China
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
Inflates job losses by using wrong statistic
"Over the past year ... our 16 counties have hemorrhaged more than 6,000 jobs with no apparent end in sight."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, September 27th, 2010
In this stimulus math mashup 1,200 = 20,000-plus
A $300 million stimulus allocation to Wisconsin "has led to the creation of tens of thousands of jobs in every corner of this state."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, September 26th, 2010
Do we need an ants on fire rating?
Says Ron Wyden spent $2 million "to study exotic ants."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, September 24th, 2010
Wants to cancel unspent stimulus, excluding tax credits
John Boehner has called for "repealing the rest of the stimulus, which would raise taxes on 110 million middle class people."
— Politifact National on Monday, September 13th, 2010
Most of "unspent" money is already obligated
"There's still about $400 billion or $500 billion of the stimulus plan that has not been spent. Why don't we stop it."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
How recent? Just days after the bill passed in early 2009
"Recent data showed Nevada ranks 50th in the money received from" the stimulus bill.
— Politifact National on Friday, July 23rd, 2010
Chinese wind turbine companies? Not so much.
"We were promised (the stimulus) would provide 'green jobs' for Americans, but 80% of the $2 billion they spent on alternative energy went to purchase wind turbines built in China!"
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Open government behind closed doors?
Vice President Joe Biden's meeting "with the transparency and accountability board . . . was closed to the public."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
Only if you seriously cherry-pick
"What were the old annual deficits under Republicans have now become the monthly deficits under Democrats."
— Politifact National on Friday, January 29th, 2010
Universal building codes not required
Says she couldn't take stimulus money because it required "universal building codes."
— Politifact National on Monday, November 16th, 2009
The president got his "I" states mixed up
Stimulus tax cuts "began showing up in paychecks of 4.8 million Indiana households about three months ago."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
Little Washington, welcome to big Washington
"In North Carolina, they used stimulus money to hire one new state worker. His job, apply for more stimulus funds from the taxpayers by the way of the federal government."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
Palin manufactures a fight
Palin said stimulus money for weatherization required "universal energy building codes for Alaska, kind of a one-size-fits-all building code that isn't going to work up there in Alaska."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 11th, 2009
That's not what she said
Says former Clinton budget director Alice Rivlin said the stimulus bill "won't actually stimulate the economy."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
Cherry picking the worst number - and distorting it
"The Congressional Budget Office has found that (the stimulus) bill will lead to a real 0.1 to 0.3 percent reduction in gross domestic product by 2019."
— Politifact National on Monday, February 23rd, 2009
No mouse in the house — or in the bill
The stimulus has "$30 million in there to protect mice in San Francisco."
— Politifact National on Friday, February 13th, 2009
Not unless the Supreme Court changes its mind
There is a provision in the economic stimulus plan that means that "students cannot meet together in their dorms, if that dorm has been repaired with this federal money, and have a prayer group or a Bible study."
They look like earmarks to us
"There are no earmarks" in the stimulus bill.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009