Fact Finding the Silly Season, 11/03/2011

Owned and operated by the St. Petersburg Times, PolitiFact is one of the best of the fact-finding sites. To graphically illustrate the degree of truth they use both a textual explanation of the issue along with a visual “truth-o-meter.” Here’s just one of the claims they’ve recently looked into.

Medicare monthly premiums will go up to $104.20 in 2012 and $247.00 in 2014 due to “provisions incorporated in the Obamacare legislation, purposely delayed so as not to ‘confuse’ the 2012 re-election campaigns.”

As shown so many times, the source of this claim is found in one of those frequent emails that go ballistic on the Internet and because it shows up black and white  in ones email box, it must be true. Well, as usual, it’s not. PolitiFact in this case issued a “liar, liar, pants on fire” meter indicating just how false the claim is. If you want to read the entire explanation about the facts of this claim, click HERE.

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