January 31, 2012 3:28 pm ET filed under Blog
November 28, 2011 9:24 am ET filed under Blog
November 28, 2011 9:19 am ET filed under Fact Check
On the last Sunday of November, Republicans had a lot of airtime — and lots of lies. On Meet the Press, anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform regurgitated the false Republican talking point that Obama's stimulus plan "killed jobs." Freshman Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) made an appearance on This Week to claim the deficit is not a revenue problem, a statement disputed by historically low revenue intake. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) appeared on Fox News Sunday to hype the "Toomey Plan", claiming that it would have raised revenues while paying down the debt, leaving out that the plan trades regressive tax cuts for only small revenue increases. Lastly, Herman Cain appeared on State of the Union to claim that unemployment benefits shouldn't be extended because they are a 'distraction' from the real problem of a lack of economic growth. But the Congressional Budget Office has found that unemployment benefits are a "timely and cost-effective" way to spur on the economy.
November 22, 2011 11:00 am ET filed under Blog
October 06, 2011 2:32 pm ET filed under Blog
October 06, 2011 11:16 am ET filed under Blog
October 06, 2011 9:18 am ET filed under Blog
October 04, 2011 12:31 pm ET filed under Blog
September 02, 2011 2:35 pm ET filed under Blog
July 21, 2011 12:24 pm ET filed under Video
From the July 21, 2011, episode of MSNBC's Jansing & Co.:
July 21, 2011 11:09 am ET filed under Blog
July 08, 2011 9:30 am ET filed under Blog
June 21, 2011 12:47 pm ET filed under Blog
June 17, 2011 5:04 pm ET filed under Blog
June 14, 2011 4:46 pm ET filed under Video
At the 2011 Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C., Political Correction asked Republican leaders if they support cuts to Medicaid in order to address the national deficit. Here are their responses:
June 08, 2011 3:08 pm ET filed under Blog
April 27, 2011 3:26 pm ET filed under Blog
February 15, 2011 2:01 pm ET filed under Foreign Policy Matters
December 06, 2010 5:55 pm ET filed under Blog
July 28, 2010 3:04 pm ET filed under Blog
March 11, 2010 5:57 pm ET filed under Blog
October 30, 2009 4:20 pm ET filed under Fact Check
During a Senate Environment and Public Works committee hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist repeated a slew of false talking points. Contrary to Norquist's testimony, legislation increasing our investment in clean energy technologies would create jobs in every state and help America become more energy independent, all for less than a quarter a day.
September 21, 2009 6:50 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On September 21, 2009, American for Tax Reform wrote a blog post stating more doctors oppose health insurance reform. In reality, numerous polls (with larger sample sizes) have found nearly 75% support a public plan.
August 11, 2009 2:40 pm ET filed under Blog
July 17, 2009 5:41 pm ET filed under Blog
July 16, 2009 4:20 pm ET filed under Blog
Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform got a little defensive about our criticism of their ridiculous online video game, "Card Checked."
July 15, 2009 9:36 am ET filed under Blog
Opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act has, of late, devolved into all-out union bashing. It's no longer about protecting the secret ballot, workers' rights, or even small business. The strategy now is simply to depict labor leaders as thugs.
June 22, 2009 5:50 pm ET filed under Fact Check
On June 22, 2009, Grover Norquist (on behalf of Americans for Tax Reform) penned a letter to Sen. Jim DeMint singing the praises of the Health Care Freedom Act. Evidently, Norquist and ATR are unconcerned that their proposal fails to adequately address any of the critical health care issues currently at hand.
May 14, 2009 12:50 pm ET filed under Blog
Florida Governor Charlie Crist signs pledge sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform, a conservative group tied to the Jack Abramoff scandal.
April 14, 2009 6:22 pm ET filed under Fact Check
Is Americans For Tax Reform Calling Tea Party Participants "Extremists"?