Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?
A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1. But reportedly there is concern about whether federal contributions to premiums can continue without a change.
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Q: Did the government buy 79 percent of all vehicles sold by General Motors in June? A: No, that viral rumor is false. All fleet customers combined — including rental car companies and state and local governments — accounted for less than one-third of GM’s June sales.
Q: Is General Motors becoming ‘China Motors’ using taxpayer dollars? A: No. The restructured GM is still based in Detroit and is still one-third owned by the U.S. government. But it sells nearly as many cars in China as in the U.S. and has continued expanding operations there.
In episode 10 of FactCheck Radio, we puncture claims from the Sunday shows about immigration and BP’s regulatory receptiveness, and talk about some misleading allegations involving TARP. (Click the play button below to listen to the podcast. Or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.) [podcast]http://factcheck.org/Images/image/radio/FactCheckRadio_episode10.mp3[/podcast] For more on the …