"Right now, an employer has more of a chance of getting hit by lightning than be prosecuted for hiring an undocumented worker. That has to change."
Barack Obama on Thursday, November 15th, 2007 in Las Vegas
Lightning strikes, but not like the feds
Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois tried to make the point that enforcement against people who hire undocumented workers has to improve.
But statistics show the feds at least outpace lightning strikes.
Good night! What a nonsense issue! I guess hyperbole is out of bounds if you're running for office. One wonders how they drew the line between "False" and "Pants on Fire" with this one.
PolitiFact takes these nothing issues, puts a true/false grade on them and then compiles the total true/false as though it's supposed to help voters make decisions as to how to vote. The inclusion of nonsense such as this makes PolitiFact next to useless. And I can't wait for them to grade my truthfulness on that statement.
I was slow to notice that this PolitiFact entry was written by David DeCamp, the same writer who bungled the reporting on MRAPs that I criticized here and elsewhere.