- Rep. Michelle Bachmann, (R-MN) March 16, 2013.
The Washington Post's fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, examines Rep. Michelle Bachmann's accuracy here.
Bachmann's source is a speech from 1990, citing a government report from 1986 (when Ronald Reagan was President.) She also misleadingly relies on a report from a Cato Institute scholar.
According to Kessler, "staff salaries amount to one-third of 1 percent of USDA’s budget for food and nutrition programs."
"Bachmann yet again earns Four Pinocchios. But there really aren’t enough Pinocchios for such misleading use of statistics in a major speech."
Shouldn't we expect more truth from our elected officials?