The Fact Checker: Sequester

Fact checking the sequester: a round-up


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By popular demand, here in one place is a round-up of fact checks by The Fact Checker, PolitiFact and FactCheck.Org on various sequester claims by Democrats and Republicans.

The Fact Checker and PolitiFact have rating scales while FactCheck.Org does not, so we have listed the key conclusion from the FactCheck.Org columns instead of a rating. The links will take readers to the original column.

As always, we encourage readers to point out additional claims that they would like to see checked.

Democrats

Capitol Hill janitors “just got a pay cut.”
—President Obama

Fact Checker rating: Four Pinocchios, published March 1

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