It was "dumb" for President Obama and his aides to promise that unemployment would not surpass 8 percent if the stimulus act passed, a top House Democrat said Tuesday.
The fact checkers:
Robert Farley: writer, researcher
Martha Hamilton: editor
Recently PolitiFact has deliberately drawn attention to the fact that Michele Bachmann (R-Min.) was the only political figure with an appreciate number of ratings who had failed to have one other than "False" or "Pants on Fire." This claim rates "Barely True" according to PolitiFact, so that record evidently falls by the wayside.
The claim, of course, surrounds the Obama administration's sales job on the stimulus package. That bill was the first major legislation to pass after Obama took office.
First, the Bachmann version: