‘Redistribution’ claim a real whopper

The Romney campaign seized this week on a 14-year-old tape of Barack Obama, then a state senator, saying that he believes “in redistribution.” But it turns out the full tape shows that the comment is not what Romney’s campaign claimed. “Obama is not talking about redistributing wealth at all – instead, he speaks about competition, the marketplace and innovation in an effort to improve government services in Chicago,” according to the Washington Post’s Fact Checker column, which gave the claim “four Pinocchios,” its highest rating for “whoppers.”