This meme originally came from American’s Against the Republican Party, but was recently shared by other large pages like Patriotic Millionaires and The Other 98%. It claims that Minnesota raised taxes on the rich, raised the…Read More
This meme claims that 95% of the poorest counties and 80% of the poorest states are Republican. Are Republican strongholds responsible for the poorest areas?
Courtesy of The Other 98%, with over 17,000 likes and 50,000 shares. This meme compares various cost of living increases since 1978 with the corresponding changes in wages. According to the meme, important staples have…
After Donald Trump’s recent Twitter announcement, many memes came out with this claim. Upon investigation, it doesn’t hold up.
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?
This meme makes a central claim that “taxes are NOT theft”, and then lists several other actions it claims are actual examples of theft. In order to sort this out, we first need a definition of theft.
This meme shows an invoice, breaking down a tax bill. It shows how much is paid to fund various programs vs. “the war machine” and “corporate welfare”. How does this match up with reality?
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…
This meme lambasts Mitch McConnell and claims Social Security and Medicare are 100% funded by FICA taxes and don’t contribute to the debt. These are both wrong.
Courtesy of Liberal and Proud of It, with over 8,000 likes and 4,000 shares. This meme is a jab at Bush and other neocons about not paying for the Iraq War. By bringing up the…