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August 10, 2011 5:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Jordan: Defense Cuts Are "The One Area That The Constitution Says We're Supposed To Spend Money"

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July 21, 2011 4:09 pm ET filed under Blog

No, "Everyone Else" In America Does Not "Abide By A Balanced Budget Requirement"

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July 21, 2011 3:43 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Jordan: Washington Is "The Only Entity" Without A "Balanced Budget Requirement"

In a YouTube interview with Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) argued for a constitutional balanced budget amendment by claiming that "everyone else has to abide by a balanced budget requirement," a statement that disregards the utility of government borrowing to buoy the economy in hard times. But Jordan's analogy is not just wrongheaded, it's factually incorrect. The families, small businesses, localities and states that he referred to each undertake massive amounts of debt in order to invest and grow, or to make it through tough economic times. The scale of household, business and municipal borrowing makes Jordan's statement look downright silly.

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July 18, 2011 10:38 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 17, 2011

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July 18, 2011 10:21 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 17, 2011

The looming default crisis dominated the Sunday talk shows, which meant Republicans were busy misrepresenting their own proposals, the polling about their proposals, and the policies that put us in this mess to begin with. On NBC, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) claimed the GOP's balanced budget amendment scheme is the only way to satisfy credit raters about U.S. creditworthiness, which is simply not true. On ABC, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) pretended that polling supports the GOP's anti-tax zealotry despite at least 21 polls this year that show broad opposition to their ideological stance. On Fox, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) falsely claimed the GOP's scheme doesn't require even steeper cuts to the safety net than the House 2012 budget and unfairly laid the blame for our debt entirely at President Obama's feet, and Herman Cain lied about who pays top-end income tax rates. Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani misrepresented recent economic history and exaggerated his own budget accomplishments in New York City, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) misled viewers about Social Security.

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May 24, 2011 12:02 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Jordan's Gas Price Witnesses: An Ideologue And A Donor

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May 24, 2011 11:09 am ET filed under Fact Check

Rep. Jordan's Gas Price Witnesses Fueled By Big Oil, Jordan Donations

On May 25, Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-OH) House Oversight subcommittee will hold a hearing into how the Federal Reserve's policies purportedly "add to hard times at the pump." Jordan's witnesses include a right-wing economist who works at think tanks that have been funded by Big Oil and a small business owner who has donated large sums to Jordan and other Ohio Republicans.

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March 28, 2011 3:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Conservative Republicans Ratchet Up War Against Poor

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March 24, 2011 1:34 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Bill Could Cut Families Off From Food Stamps If A Parent Goes On Strike

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February 18, 2011 5:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Republicans Divided On Slash-And-Burn Cuts

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April 30, 2010 2:41 pm ET filed under Blog

Republicans Want To Tackle The Debt By Giving Tax Cuts To The Rich

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May 21, 2009 5:05 pm ET filed under Blog

House Republicans From Ohio, Oklahoma Try To Block Gay Marriage In D.C.

Reps. Jim Jordan and Dan Boren have introduced a bill to define marriage in Washington, D.C. as the "union of one man and one woman."

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