Tuesday, September 20, 2011

South Carolina Governor Makes Up Drug Test Data

The Republican war on the poor has few limits, which means it's just dandy to make things up when it suits your political purpose.

Thus our GOP pal Nikki Haley of South Carolina blundered into a set of fake statistics to make a point about rampant drug use among South Carolina's unemployed.

"The problem was so unbelievable, Haley said last month, that at the Savannah River nuclear site, '[of] everybody they interviewed, half of them failed a drug test,'” the website Think Progress reported.

Well, no. Haley's figures were bogus, as the governor has now admitted.

This is all-too-typical Republican behavior, namely, "My mind's made up. Don't confuse me with the facts."

For the True Believers, ideology trumps factual evidence every time. The full story is here.

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