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Republican congresswoman wrong about Canada’s stimulus spending

Bachmann claims Canada didn’t spend stimulus money during recession


Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann and GOP presidential candidate, has erroneously pointed to Canada as a country that weathered the economic recession without a stimulus package. The outspoken critic of U.S. President Barack Obama’s stimulus spending program made the claim on Monday through her Twitter account, stating: “Lesson in economic recovery: Consider Canada. No stimulus plus unemployment is 20 per cent lower than U.S.” Although Canada’s unemployment rate is lower than that of the U.S., the Canadian government implemented a $40 billion stimulus package during the recession, which was targeted at improving infrastructure and helping Canadians endure the pitfalls of the economic downturn.

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Republican congresswoman wrong about Canada’s stimulus spending

  1. I don’t seem to see benifits to Canadians as the result of Billions in stimulous which we as tax-payers now are expected to tighten our belts to pay for.  Word has it that it went “again” to those who have…..”again” to be paid for by the have nots.  RebelLee

  2. Facts have never got in the way of Bachmann’s version of reality before. Also, besides the $40 billion is stimulus, there a was the $15 billion Canadian portion of the auto bailout and the government buying $75 billion worth of mortgages from the banks. All of which was necessary, and should be acknowledged as such.

  3. Facts are facts. Would you feel secure if your country was ran by people that make up reality to suit their own ambitions. Remember the weapons of mass destruction. In life question everything. The more information you can gather the easier it is it sift out the nonsense. We can’t all be leaders but we don’t have to blindly follow.

    • Iraq had no wmd because they were all used up on the Kurds right?