Democrats Unleashed Some 'Dubious Or Misleading Claims,' Fact Checkers Say

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    The lies at the convention are so big even NPR is reporting them.

    Democrats Unleashed Some 'Dubious Or Misleading Claims,' Fact Checkers Say

    Democrats Unleashed Some 'Dubious Or Misleading Claims,' Fact Checkers Say : It's All Politics : NPR

    — FactCheck.org says it heard "a number of dubious or misleading claims" from the Democrats who spoke on stage Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C. Among the problems it found:


    — "The keynote speaker and others claimed the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, would raise taxes on the 'middle class.' He has promised he won't. Democrats base their claim on a study that doesn't necessarily lead to that conclusion."

    — "The keynote speaker, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, also said there have been 4.5 million 'new jobs' under Obama. The fact is the economy has regained only 4 million of the 4.3 million jobs lost since Obama took office."

    — "A Democratic governor said Romney 'left his state 47th out of 50 in job growth.' Actually, Massachusetts went from 50th in job creation during Romney's first year to 28th in his final year."

    — "Multiple speakers repeated a claim that the Ryan/Romney Medicare plan would cost seniors $6,400 a year. That's a figure that applied to Ryan's 2011 budget plan, but his current proposal (the one Romney embraces) is far more generous."

    — The Washington Post's The Fact Checker cites some of the same problems as FactCheck highlighted. And it points to this statement from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada: "We learned that he [Mitt Romney] pays a lower tax rate than middle-class families."
     
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    Queue TM to come in and scream 'That's why your party is dying!'
     
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    lair!!!!
     
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    That would take her 10 posts.... :D
     

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