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Bogus claims that just won’t die
Posted By Editor On October 31, 2011 @ 8:05 pm In National & World News | Comments Disabled
By Glenn Kessler
“You have 219 new regulations coming out, costing over $100 million each.”
— Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Oct. 27, 2011
As much as we try to expose wrongheaded rhetoric in today’s political debates, some of these “facts” keep popping up. It sometimes really feels like whack-a-mole.
Imagine our surprise on Thursday when we saw that Rep. Paul Ryan made the statement above concerning federal regulations on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” We thought we had driven a stake through this myth when we gave three Pinocchios to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in early September for making virtually the same statement.
As we detailed then, there are serious problems with that “219” figure. READ MORE 
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 Bogus claims that just keep getting repeated — and a further explanation of the Pinocchio scale: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/bogus-claims-that-just-keep-getting-repeated--and-a-further-explanation-of-the-pinocchio-scale/2011/10/27/gIQAiPtUNM_blog.html
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