Millions, yes, but hard data showing true cost is hard to find
Says signs posted at projects funded by the federal stimulus act has cost "20 or 40 million" dollars.
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, February 28th, 2011
Unemployment rose, but now has fallen nine consecutive months
Since Sherrod Brown and the Democrats "rammed" the economic stimulus bill through, "Ohio's unemployment rate has risen to 9.6 percent, above the national average."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Just part of Amtrak's service in that area
"It is projected that 3.07 million people will use the train annually. Keep in mind that Amtrak's Acela train in Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Baltimore only had 3.2 million riders in 2010."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Closer ... but no cigar
"Since taking office, President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25 percent for domestic government agencies, an 84 percent increase when you include the failed stimulus."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Excluding state capitals, figure drops to 29 percent
Says that "on average, Democratic congressional districts received 81 percent more stimulus funds than Republican districts."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Speed figure isn't on board with revised estimates
"They tried to give us $400 million to build a high-speed train that goes 39 miles an hour."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
Lots of projects under budget, but most?
"One of the interesting things about the Recovery Act was most of the projects came in under budget, faster than expected, because there's just not a lot of work there."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
Rigell's dealerships profited, but they didn't make $400,000
"Rigell's car dealership made over $400,000 off the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ bailout."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, October 29th, 2010
Sloppiness on both sides leaves subject and source both a little muddy
Says Republican Reid Ribble says stimulus bill failed to jumpstart the economy, but his "roofing company made almost $300,000 off stimulus funded projects."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
A statewide ballot issue that had bipartisan support
Says Lee Fisher "wanted a $1.1 billion tax increase which could have driven countless jobs out of state."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Broke your shoelace? Blame the Dems!
Says Zack Space voted for budgets and debt, energy taxes and the stimulus, and "we still lost more than 2.5 million jobs."
— Politifact National on Monday, September 27th, 2010
Head count accuracy requires counting head counters
"Since February 2009, the private sector has lost millions of jobs while the federal government has grown by hundreds of thousands of workers."
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Economist + economist = argument
"We know that tax cuts are remarkably un-stimulative when you compare them with different kinds of government spending."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 12th, 2010
That's just the high estimate
"The Congressional Budget Office estimates that for every $1 we spend on unemployment benefits, $1.90 is put into our economy."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, August 5th, 2010
An inflated figure and there's been a net gain in jobs recently
Since the Democrats’ stimulus went into effect last year, Ohio has lost about 150,000 Jobs.
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Too many nuances
"For every dollar we put in unemployment, it pays back about $1.60."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Cuts this year, but hikes to come
"The fact is, in the past year we have had more tax cuts than almost any time in our nation's history."
— Politifact National on Friday, April 16th, 2010
Only man hug? Yes. But not only GOP supporter
"Charlie Crist was the only prominent Republican in the country to campaign with Barack Obama before the stimulus passed, on behalf of the stimulus."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, March 1st, 2010
More New England Journal of Medicine than Penthouse
The stimulus includes "$219,000 to study the sex lives of female college freshmen."
— Politifact National on Friday, February 19th, 2010
Jobs for nearby Colorado workers
The stimulus includes "$7 million to build a bridge in Thedford, Nebraska, to help 168 residents avoid a 30-second wait at a local train crossing. Not one full-time job will be created."