It's unsettling when the fact checkers get something wrong, as occurred in a recent PolitiFact review of the claim that median incomes rose $5,500 while Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts. PolitiFact grades this claim as mostly true, when it is mostly false.
If backers of Ryan's plan would drop the word "Medicare" and name it something with a bunch of numbers and a letter or two in parenthesis, that would be far more honest than calling it Medicare or anything similar.
Was PolitiFact right to call the "government takeover of health care" the "lie of the year" or has the role of government been so enlarged that we can now assume DC is in charge of what our physicians prescribe?
An evaluation of the record thus far suggests that even this limited attempt to test the accuracy of claims made on This Week has focused largely on trivial points and ignored more substantive and controversial arguments.