At last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Michele Bachmann said this:
Here’s the truth that the president won’t tell you. Of every dollar that you hold in your hands, 70 cents of that dollar that’s supposed to go to the poor doesn’t. It actually goes to benefit the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. — 70 cents on the dollar. That’s how the president’s caring works in practice. So $3 in food stamps for the needy, $7 in salaries and pensions for the bureaucrats who are supposed to be taking care of the poor. So with all due respect, I ask you, how does this show that our president cares about the poor?
Glenn Kessler, the fact-checker at the Washington Post, SAYS Bachmann “went completely off the rails” with those remarks and gives her statement Four Pinocchios for dishonesty.