In Senator [Russ] Feingold’s [D-Wisc.] new ad, he features some footage designed to make the argument that his $787 stimulus bill created Wisconsin jobs.
One piece of footage features a nameplate being placed outside an office or cubicle, and it appears the person named does not exist – not in voter databases, nothing on Lexus-Nexus, no such person on Facebook or other social media. In fact, the only Elizabeth Ackland that could be found in Wisconsin died in 1877.
Based on the administration’s repeated claims about how much worse things would be without the stimulus, we can only assume that Elizabeth Ackland would have died in 1876 or earlier if it hadn’t passed.