He's off slightly for the three months prior to signing
"In the three months before the act took effect, America lost 750,000 jobs a month. In the last three months, we've lost about 35,000 jobs a month."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Unemployment rate may stay the same, even as jobs are added
Despite touting the economic stimulus as a great triumph, "The very same report, however, notes that unemployment will average 10 percent for the rest of the year."
— Politifact National on Thursday, February 11th, 2010
In the ballpark
One-third of the economic stimulus package was tax cuts.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
Officials removed the data
Recovery.gov listed congressional districts that "do not exist."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
What about the multiplier effect?
U.S. taxpayers paid $71,500 per job created by the stimulus bill.
— Politifact National on Monday, October 19th, 2009
She's in the ballpark
"The Defense Department received only one-half of 1 percent of the nearly trillion-dollar stimulus package funding."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Economists agree, Hoyer's on pretty solid ground
There were more job losses per month in the last three months under President Bush than in the past three months under President Obama.
— Politifact National on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Close, but figure is out of date
"Only about 6.8 percent of the (stimulus) money has actually been spent."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
Close, but not quite that much
"Across the country, $174 billion of the Recovery Act have been committed in its first 130 days."
Not "actually." More like "potentially."
Louisiana is turning down $100 million "that would require us to change our unemployment law, that would have actually raised taxes on Louisiana businesses."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
STDs? The bill's got it
"The House Democrats' so-called 'stimulus' has been stuffed with an astonishing $335 million to fund prevention programs of sexually transmitted diseases."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 29th, 2009
Roads and bridges small part of stimulus
Democrats compare the infrastructure programs in the stimulus to the Eisenhower interstate program, "but he proposed a $500 billion highway system, and they're going to put $30 billion" into roads and bridges.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
(Insert "going postal" joke here)
If Obama's economic plan creates 600,000 new government jobs, "that's about the size of the post office work force."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 5th, 2009