Biden dares: 'Fact check me,' Romney campaign obliges

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    Biden dares: 'Fact check me,' Romney campaign obliges

    1. The Romney campaign released a statement with fact-checks on statements Biden made relating to Romney's tax and Medicare plans, and claims from Biden that Romney shipped jobs overseas

    2. Biden and President Obama made other statements in their convention speeches on such topics as unemployment and Medicare that fact-checkers said also appear to be inaccurate or at least misleading.

    3. The Associated Press and others point out that the statement, "after the worst job loss since the Great Depression we created 4.5 million private sector jobs in the past 29 months"
    is misleading
    because it counts jobs from the recession's lowest point to where employment began to grow again – excluding jobs lost earlier in Obama's term and masking that overall unemployment has increased over that period.

    4. The Associated Press also points out that Obama said in his speech that he wants to use money saved by ending the wars to build highways, schools and bridges.
    However, the wars were largely financed by borrowing "so there is no ready pile of cash to be diverted to anything else," the wire service writes.

    5. The group FactCheck.org listed eight instances in which either Biden or Obama "spun" facts during their speeches Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C.

    6. The group point out that Obama boasted that "independent experts" found his economic plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years. However, one such analyst called a key element of the plan a ‘gimmick,’ the group said

    7. Other examples include the president saying U.S. auto makers are back on top of the world.
    "Nope," writes FactCheck, pointing out that General Motors has slipped back to No. 2 and is headed for third place in global sales this year behind Toyota and Volkswagen

    Other examples include the president saying U.S. auto makers are back on top of the world.
    "Nope," writes FactCheck, pointing out that General Motors has slipped back to No. 2 and is headed for third place in global sales this year behind Toyota and Volkswagen

    8.The group said Biden misquoted Mitt Romney when he said the GOP presidential nominee "believes it's OK to raise taxes on middle classes by $2,000."
    Romney in fact promises to lower middle-class taxes, FactCheck points out.



    Read more: Biden dares: 'Fact check me,' Romney campaign obliges | Fox News

    Lies.lies and more lies. :eusa_hand:
     

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