For the second time this election cycle, the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC that seeks to elect Republicans to the United States House, is targeting Democratic Congresswoman Angie Craig for her votes in favor of the bill on the plan of American bailout in 2021.

The $1.9 trillion note included payments of $1,400 to most Americans and $350 billion to state and local governments to help with economic development and other needs to help weather the crisis. pandemic finance.

“DC’s elites always put taxpayers on the tee,” the TV ad states, showing a woman in heels hitting a golf ball. “Take Angie Craig from Minnesota. You pay more for gas and groceries because she teamed up with Pelosi to write a big check.

This is a reference to the $1.9 trillion in US bailout spending. “Millions of people have been invested in posh golf courses and luxury resorts,” the ad continues.

It is true that an Associated Press investigative report from March 2022 showed that $140 million went to a public luxury hotel in Florida and $6.6 million to irrigation projects on two lots. Colorado golf course. There is also money for a ski hill in Iowa, a minor league baseball stadium in New York and several other economic development projects funded by the bill.

However, the decision to spend money on these projects was made by local governments, not by Craig and other Democratic members of Congress. Although it is true that they passed the larger bill that made these decisions possible.

“They got the green. You pay the price. Because when it comes to spending your tax money, it’s just Angie Craig’s game,” the TV ad concludes, trying to demonstrate that spending millions on hotels and golf courses has caused our inflation problems.

Although some economists say the larger spending of $1.9 trillion had some impact on boosting inflation, there is no consensus on this among economists.

While this advertisement includes some truthful material, it significantly exaggerates and misleads MP Angie Craig’s role in local government spending decisions.

This ad gets a “D” on the “truth test.”

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  • An “A” requires near complete precision with little exaggeration and little or no need for further context.
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  • A C” may be the result of inaccurate or exaggerated information that misleads or gives no context to the viewer.
  • ADVERTISING” is the result of at least half of the information being so false or misleading as to leave a false impression.
  • A f” is the result of more than half of the information being outright false or misleading or out of context.