Biden Wants Fact Checked - Here It Is Lyin Joe

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. pspr


    “Today, Vice President Biden said that he should be fact checked, and we agree,” said Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg “The vice president knowingly and deliberately leveled false and discredited attacks. This is further proof that the Obama Campaign is unable and unwilling to talk honestly or substantively about the most important issues driving the country.

    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.

    Among the questionable remarks were Biden's argument that "after the worst job loss since the Great Depression we created 4.5 million private sector jobs in the past 29 months" – a frequent response by the Obama campaign when questioned about the slow economic recovery.

    The Associated Press and others point out that statement 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.

    "Overall, roughly 7.5 million jobs were lost during the recession that began in December 2007 and ended officially in June 2009," according to the wire service.

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.
  2. Oh good, a FOX news link. Give me a second to post a Chris Mathews link. Think reality guys, just try it.
  3. Lucrum


    Nothing to see here folks. Our very own not so big arrow recently informed me that our politicians are supposed to lie to us. Apparently he and his ilk like it.
  4. pspr


    Biden's entire life has been a series of telling lies and plagiarizing others.

    That's probably why master liar, Obama, picked his as his vp. Birds of a feather and all.