FACT CHECK: Data belie Biden stimulus anecdotes

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    joe biden lying!? i'm shocked

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first quarterly report on the nation's stimulus package, Vice President Joe Biden uses anecdotes to paint a glowing picture of an economy on the rebound. In reality, the picture is incomplete and the colors far more muted.

    It is not disputed that Washington is spending historic amounts of money at a rate far faster than normal. Workers are getting tax breaks, Washington is picking up a greater share of state Medicaid costs and road construction projects are beginning.

    Even Recovery.gov, the Web site that has yet to live up to its billing as a one-stop way to track every penny, offers more information than typical government programs, and faster.

    But the effect of that spending is less clear. Many of the claims the White House is making are based on anecdotes selected to fit the Obama administration's message. For instance, the report cites a newspaper article about workers being rehired at a factory in Chicago. That account is true, but is no more an accurate snapshot of the nation's economy than a story, not cited in the report, about a Roanoke, Va., railcar factory closing.

    Capturing the full effect of the stimulus at this early stage is difficult, but the administration has set high bars for success. In championing those successes, however, the White House plays a little loose with the facts.

    noooo! they wouldn't spin! they're different

    although, i have to say, this is pretty transparent :rofl:

    The Associated Press: FACT CHECK: Data belie Biden stimulus anecdotes
     
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    Biden has always had problems when it comes to facts.
     
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    I'm surprised we've heard anything at all for Joe. I figured Obama would just tell him to go golfing for the next four years.
     
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    unless he plagiarizes it ;)
     
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    I thought Obama had him chained up in the basement.
     
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    maybe Obama will send him to gitmo
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