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Fact-check: Does the U.S. Spend More on Potato Chips than Energy Research?
U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., said in a recent tweet that "our country spends more on potato chips than we do on ALL energy R&D," or research and development. https://twitter.com/RepMcKinley/status/1063123974211756032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1063123974211756032&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.politifact.com%2Fwest-virginia%2Fstatements%2F2018%2Fdec%2F06%2Fdavid-mckinley%2Fdoes-us-spend-more-potato-chips-energy-research%2F That struck us as a creative comparison. But is