Obama’s Recovery.gov Misleads on the Stimulus Spending with Graphing FAIL

I came across this on Ace and had to repost it:

Here is the graphic from Recovery.gov:

StimulusSpendingGraphWow – that really looks like a lot of tax cutting. Oh – but wait a minute…isn’t this more acurate (corrected graphic ht – Gabriel Malor):

spendulusmoneychart1

Graph FAIL!

Malor nabs the best part. Notice the asterisk on ‘Tax Relief?” If you click Learn More on Recovery.gov you get this bullet point:

Tax Relief – includes $15 B for Infrastructure and Science, $61 B for Protecting the Vulnerable, $25 B for Education and Training and $22 B for Energy, so total funds are $126 B for Infrastructure and Science, $142 B for Protecting the Vulnerable, $78 B for Education and Training, and $65 B for Energy.

What?!? So the Tax Relief portion is actually more of the other things…? Ha!

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