Ask FactCheck: Week ending Apr. 17

April 17, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

April 17, 2009

Q: Would a bill in Congress require looking into possible reparations for slavery?

A: Such a bill exists but President Obama has nothing to do with it, contrary to what a chain email implies.

Q: Do immigrants and refugees get more in benefits than a retired U.S. citizen gets in Social Security?

A: This is nonsense. The claims propogated by a viral email are not even close to the truth.

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