Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 18, 2011

December 19, 2011 9:26 am ET — Media Matters Action Network

Mitt Romney

This week on the Sunday political talk shows, topics of discussion ranged far and wide. On Fox News Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney advocated for block granting Medicaid despite the harm that would do to those who rely on the program. On This Week, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) distorted the content of a CBO report on income inequality.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), appearing on Meet the Press, shared several false claims: that employers are concerned about "uncertainty," and that the Keystone pipeline would create 20,000 jobs. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), also on Meet the Press, did the same, falsely suggesting that there's no evidence the payroll tax holiday extension would create jobs and that Iran has threatened the U.S. and Israel with nuclear weapons.

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