Online political junkies and incessant truth squadders, we need your help.
Tonight, AC360° debuts our new Political Theater segment, employing our very own KTH-O-Meter (that’s KTH for Keeping Them Honest). Our correspondent Tom Foreman will be fact checking a new ad out Tuesday from the Democratic National Committee about House Minority Leader John Boehner’s economic policies.
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Here’s the script for new ad which is entitled “You’re Welcome”:
“Think Republicans have no plan for the economy?”
“It's not true"
“John Boehner opposes funding for government jobs”
“Jobs for teachers, for cops, for firefighters”
“Boehner has a different plan. ”
“Tax cuts for businesses, those that shift jobs and profits overseas, saving multinational corporations ten billion.”
“So to China and India and Mexico, Boehner has a message, you’re welcome.”
“The Democratic National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.”
Take a look at the ad and the claims it makes and then render your own verdict in the comments section below. You have 4 choices: “Right on,” “It’s a stretch,” “Tall tale,” or “Big fat lie.” Be brief but please give us the evidence in support of your verdict. And two more things: CNN’s comment policy applies and be responsive to our request for help; only submit comments that will help us fact check the ad.
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