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August 22, 2011 2:48 pm ET filed under Blog

No, "Every Economist" Does Not Agree With Speaker Boehner's Economic Plan

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August 18, 2011 3:51 pm ET filed under Fact Check

GOP Dissembling On Stimulus: Now In Exciting New Graphic Form!

Misrepresenting the effects of the Recovery Act has become a standard strategy for the GOP, which recently decided to spruce up its stale message with a fancy chart. The chart and accompanying blog post, which appear on House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) website, allege that the stimulus was a "failure" that "left us with 1.3 million fewer jobs and sky-high unemployment." But the truth about the Recovery Act boils down to a question of timelines: Republicans insist on examining the unemployment picture beginning the minute the Recovery Act passed into law, despite the fact that it's ridiculous to suggest that the funds and policies it authorized could immediately reverse the downward economic spiral that started before President Obama's election. A more honest way to count jobs is to look at when the Recovery Act began to affect the economy. Indeed, since June 2009, the economy has gained a net of over one million jobs while the private sector has added jobs for 17 consecutive months. Of course, the current unemployment picture is indeed worse than projected in 2009 — that's because the recession was far deeper than anyone realized.

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August 17, 2011 11:24 am ET filed under Blog

Reps. Boehner, Cantor Perpetrate A Fraud In The Pages Of USA Today

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August 10, 2011 12:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Bloomberg Blasts GOP's "Partisan Nonsense" On Taxes

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August 08, 2011 11:46 am ET filed under Blog

Standard & Poor's Should Correct Widespread Misrepresentation Of Downgrade Decision

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August 05, 2011 11:01 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders Race To Out-Spin Each Other On Jobs Report

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August 05, 2011 10:59 am ET filed under Fact Check

"Where Are The Jobs?" Republicans Cut Them

After pushing through a debt-ceiling increase deal comprised entirely of spending cuts, Republicans have returned to their "Where are the jobs?" messaging campaign. It is an ironic message given that Republicans have spent the 112th Congress insisting on spending cuts that will further undermine job creation. Following in the tradition of putting ideology ahead of the economy, Republicans threatened to let the United States default until they got a debt deal that included only spending cuts. The cuts in the bill could cost Americans another 1.8 million jobs next year and continue to hurt economic growth. Ultimately, when Republicans ask, "Where are the jobs?" they should ask themselves first.

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August 04, 2011 10:02 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders Boehner, Cantor Brazenly Misrepresent Who 'Played Politics' With FAA

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July 29, 2011 5:20 pm ET filed under Video

Remember When Republicans Were Worried About Uncertainty?

As Republicans risk massive uncertainty for small businesses by playing chicken with the debt ceiling, Political Correction takes a look back at GOP leaders from the House and Senate bemoaning the risk of uncertainty for job creators in order to push the extension of the Bush tax cuts.

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July 29, 2011 1:35 pm ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Speaker Boehner Promised To "Educate" Far-Right Members On Default

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July 27, 2011 2:35 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner: Support My Plan Because "Obama Hates It"

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July 27, 2011 12:32 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner's Debt Plan Will Definitely "Hurt Some People"

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July 27, 2011 11:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Cantor's Comically Dishonest Case For The GOP Debt Plan

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July 26, 2011 4:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Debunks His Own "Blank Check" Lie

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July 26, 2011 10:12 am ET filed under Blog

Who Really Created The "Crisis Atmosphere"?

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July 25, 2011 12:33 pm ET filed under Blog

So Much For "Uncertainty"

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July 25, 2011 10:20 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 24, 2011

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July 25, 2011 10:12 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - July 24, 2011

This week's Sunday shows were largely about the struggle to reach an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. On Fox News Sunday, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) blamed Obama's policies for "out of control" spending without noting that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the recession, and the Bush tax cuts are the primary drivers of debt and deficits. He also touted the deeply problematic balanced budget amendment. On CNN, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) claimed that the House-passed GOP budget eliminated all corporate loopholes when it really secures tax breaks for big oil, all while necessitating a middle-class tax hike. Price also minimized the very serious effects of the checks that won't get paid out if the debt limit isn't raised by August 2nd. Later, Tim Pawlenty falsely claimed that President Obama is responsible for tripling deficits within his term. On Face the Nation, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) wrongly said that spending alone is the problem driving deficits. Finally, on Meet the Press, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) justified the GOP's efforts to obstruct debt ceiling negotiations by distorting credit rating agencies' warnings, and then blamed Democrats for the GOP-driven politicization of a Federal Aviation Administration funding bill.

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July 21, 2011 5:02 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Rushes Off To Limbaugh To Deny Debt Deal

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July 15, 2011 9:18 am ET filed under Blog

Boehner Rejects Bachmann's Default Denial

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July 14, 2011 4:49 pm ET filed under Blog

Push Poll: Rasmussen, GOP Manufacture Public Support For Default Crisis Strategy

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July 13, 2011 5:05 pm ET filed under Blog

Almost 3/4 Of GOP Voters Disagree With GOP Demands

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July 12, 2011 2:53 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner's Abdication Of Duty: The Default Crisis Is 'Obama's Problem'

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July 11, 2011 5:55 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders Insist They Are Compromising By "Even Discussing" The Debt Ceiling

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July 08, 2011 11:06 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leaders: Bad Jobs Report Validates Default Crisis Hostage Strategy

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June 29, 2011 12:19 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Won't Face Up To GOP's Medicaid Cuts

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June 28, 2011 1:05 pm ET filed under Blog

The Results Are In: Cutting Spending Has Hurt Economy

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June 21, 2011 3:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner's Contradictory Stance On Presidential War Powers

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June 08, 2011 10:19 am ET filed under Blog

Will Speaker Boehner Trumpet Boehner Economist Holtz-Eakin's Condemnation Of Debt Ceiling Deniers?

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June 06, 2011 12:05 pm ET filed under Blog

John Boehner's New Economists Are No More Reliable

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