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Calling him out: Ohio Democrat official debunks White House stimulus lie

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By Michelle Malkin  •  August 20, 2010 09:47 AM

Hey, remember when the White House launched a “fact check” propaganda site to call out all the supposed misinformation about its massive government takeover of health care? “Facts are stubborn things,” they lectured.

Yes, indeed they are. And now, the White House is getting schooled on its stimulus propaganda by a local Ohio Democrat official who set the record straight about Obama’s claims.

Via the Columbus Dispatch:

A local project that President Barack Obama cited during a visit Wednesday to Columbus as an example of how the federal stimulus package has worked isn’t actually being funded with stimulus dollars.

The president spoke at the North Side home of architect Joe Weithman, and both Obama’s comments and information from the White House touted Weithman’s work on a project that the president said was being at least partially funded by the $787 billion stimulus bill passed last year.

“What we’ve been trying to do is to build infrastructure that puts people back to work but also improves the quality of life in communities like Columbus,” Obama said in his remarks. “So Joe is an architect, and he’s now working on a new police station that was funded in part with Recovery Act funds.”

But although federal money is being used for the project in question, there are no stimulus dollars involved, said Columbus Finance Director Paul Rakosky, a Democrat.

Make sure to click on the link to see the White House spin, spin, spin. “We apologize for the error” is not in the Team Obama vocabulary.

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