A great percentage of our blog readers are overseas and in many cases do not have the benefit of fact-checking activities related to American politician’s statements.
The recent Democratic National Convention in North Carolina represented a new low in truthfulness and political spin as it relates to critical issues affecting the nation as well as the United States relationships overseas by way of trade, security and diplomacy.
While the organization FACT-CHECK is not always completely accurate with respect to issues thrown at it by the thousand every day, the following lies and misrepresentations by both Obama and Biden have been vetted by FACT-CHECK and it appears in this case that they are right on the money in each and every case.
Here are the issues that FACT-CHECK found were outright lies, spins or factual misrepresentations designed to throw the public off the path of truth.
OBAMA: “I’LL USE THE MONEY WE’RE NO LONGER SPENDING ON WAR TO PAY DOWN OUR DEBT AND PUT MORE PEOPLE BACK TO WORK”.
The truth: The idea of taking war savings to pay for other programs is simply budgetary slight of hand, given that the wars were paid for with increased debt. This simplistic view of economics runs through the Obama Administration like drugs in an addict. There is simply no acknowledgment of reality in budgeting or accounting and with that misunderstanding of where money comes from and how it is spent, it is no secret that Obama’s projected budgets for the next four years will each add in excess of one trillion dollars per year additional deficit that you can pass on to your children and grandchildren to pay for.
He made a similar statement in his State of the Union address, and it is no less misleading now than in January…Attn: international readers – this is how lame and in the tank the US media is with respect to Obama…
If Obama were the CFO of a major US or international corporation and tried to pull this type of stunt, he would be run out of the company by the Board of Directors without an opportunity to clean out his office desk!
(below is a picture of what a trillion of Obama’s money looks like, where each paper bill is $100.)
THE NEXT OBAMA LIE: “…WE WILL REFORM AND STRENGTHEN MEDICARE FOR THE LONG HAUL, BUT WE’LL DO IT BY REDUCING THE COST OF HEALTH CARE, NOT BY ASKING SENIORS TO PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS MORE”.
The truth: besides lying about not cannibalizing Medicare to pay for Obamacare, some of the proposals the Obama administration have floated in budget negotiatinos would ask Medicare beneficiarise to pay more. Among them: revamping co-payments and deductibles in ways that could raise costs for retirees and increasing premiums for certain beneficiaries. (and this is “reducing the cost”?) What type of drugs has Obama been smoking in the closet?
HERE’S A REAL WHOPPER!: OBAMA: “…WE CAN HELP BIG FACTORIES AND SMALL BUSINESSES DOUBLE THEIR EXPORTS, AND IF WE CHOOSE THIS PATH, WE CAN CREATE A MILLION NEW MANUFACTURING JOBS IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS”…
The Truth: Obviously Obama hasn’t read the Wall Street Journal over the last 20 years: FACT CHECK SAYS: Obama has claimed an increase of some 500,000 manufacturing jobs over the past 29 months. From the beginning of Obama’s term 3 and a half years ago, manufacturing jobs have DECLINED by more than 500,000, according to his own Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Obama obviously is oblivious to the fact that manufacturing jobs have been on a steady decline for nearly 20 years.
Oh – and he forgot to mention that billions of dollars of the “stimulus” funds he threw into the wind two years ago went to offshore manufacturing operations…so PLEEZE, don’t give us that sort of garbage about US jobs!
AS REPORTED BY USA TODAY – ON SEPTEMBER 4, OBAMA SAYS: “…RIVALS BEND THE TRUTH”
WHO’S BENDING THE TRUTH? – THE FACT HE MAKES THE ABOVE FALSE STATEMENTS TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE DOESN’T SEEM TO BOTHER HIM – AND NEARLY HALF OF AMERICA THINK’S THAT’S OK….WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE!!