As an aside, A little while ago I stumbled upon a delightful little book (136 pages, 6.5"X4.25" - excessive size is no excuse not to read it) by Bruce Bartlett called “The Truth Matters”. Bartlett is no lefty.
In it he has a useful listing of fact checking tools. Here’s one that seems relevant to this.:
As most people are, I’m skeptical of many claims made by politicians, particularly those who are actively running for office. I often take economists with a grain of salt also. But perhaps this book and its sources can be as useful to others as it has been for me.
Often credulity is more dangerous than skepticism, I’m learning as I age.