Sen. Kruse Rated "Pants on Fire" for Bottle Bill Lies
Politifact reviews claims from Sen. Kruse (R), undocumented
"We have some unintended consequences that may come in with this increase to a dime … I would point to a couple states -- Michigan and Massachusetts -- that increased their redemption value and what happened in both of those states is they could no longer afford the program because the redemptions were so high there was no profit in there," he told his colleagues.
"I don't have documentation," Kruse said, adding it came from "a discussion we were having."
This case seems pretty open and shut to us. Kruse tried to persuade his Senate colleagues that too-high deposits in Michigan and Massachusetts were crippling those programs. But Michigan says that’s not the case and Massachusetts doesn’t even have a higher deposit rate. Kruse doesn’t have any evidence to back up his claim. The statement is not just false -- it’s ridiculous. We rate it Pants on Fire.
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Posted on June 06, 2011
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