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    Myths

    LIE: Health care reform adds more than $1 trillion to the deficit

    TRUTH: The health care reform law is projected to reduce the deficit by $109 billion over 10 years

    LIE: Barack Obama is to blame for the 2009 deficit

    TRUTH: $1.2 trillion of $1.4 trillion deficit in 2009 was already projected before Bush left office

    LIE: Wars, tax cuts didn’t contribute to long-term deficits and debt

    TRUTH: War costs through 2011 amounted to nearly $1.3 trillion

    LIE: Deficit reduction would help to create jobs in a bad economy

    TRUTH: Deficits in a bad economy prevent more severe damage

    LIE: Food stamps and unemployment payments are not economic stimulus

    TRUTH: Food stamps and unemployment payments are spent quickly, stimulating the economy

    LIE: Obama's stimulus directed money to protect the salt marsh mouse in California

    TRUTH: Boehner's spokesman admitted the stimulus contained no money for the salt marsh mouse

    LIE: Obama's stimulus gave money to ACORN

    TRUTH: ACORN wasn't eligible to receive money from the stimulus