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Koch brothers to spend $900 million on 2016 election?

“(T)he Koch brothers, the second wealthiest family in America, are going to spend $900 million in the coming election cycle.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on March 31, 2015, at an Austin, Texas town hall meeting   Overview Multiple methods of exaggeration lead to a wildly overblown claim. The Facts On March 31, 2015, Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a speech at…
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PolitiFact mishandles corporate tax claim

“(Sen. Bernie) Sanders said, ‘In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in less than 9 percent.’” … we rate his claim Mostly True.” —PolitiFact, from an Aug. 28, 2014 fact check of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)   Overview PolitiFact concocts a “Mostly True” rating for…
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