Politics

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The Impact of Politicians’ Pensions on the Budget

This meme presents the supposed salary and pensions for various politicians, and asserts that’s where the budget cuts should be made. It’s a popular talking point, but how much would this really save?

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The Obamacare Repeal Study

This meme claims there’s a new study that repealing Obamacare will kill millions of jobs, harm the economy and add to the deficit. Analysis reveals the study is flawed.


Did Voter ID Laws Rig the Election?

Courtesy of Dan Arel, with over 47,000 likes and 37,000 retweets.  It was also picked up by many Facebook pages, most notably Occupy Democrats, with over 84,000 likes and 45,000 shares.  This meme claims that…


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What’s the Real Cost of Free College Tuition?

Courtesy of The Other 98%, with over 9,400 likes and 2,900 shares.  This meme claims that in 2012 public college tuition was $62.6 billion, while the federal government spent $69 billion on federal programs aiding…



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Were US Olympic Gymnasts Coached By An Illegal Immigrant?

It’s difficult to pinpoint the origin of this meme, but it appears to come from Desirée Rincón, where it has over 38,000 shares.  During the Rio Olympics, America has been captivated by the women’s gymnastic…