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Republican congresswoman wrong about Canada’s stimulus spending

Bachmann claims Canada didn’t spend stimulus money during recession

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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.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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