President Obama and Vice President Biden made statements in their convention speeches about unemployment, Medicare and other issues that fact-checkers say appear 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” … 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….
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….
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.
As promised I am giving you the fact-checkers report for the DNC candidates. Please note that this report comes from Fox News. Unlike the fact-check last week that noted there were some out-right lies in Mr. Ryan’s speech most found by Fox news were at best exaggerations. I guess you could call the first one a deliberate manipulation. I will let these words stand on their own. I just wanted to give a final quote from this article about Mr. Ryan’s speech last week.
However, the group said Ryan, in his acceptance speeches, made “false claims” or gave “misleading statements” at least five times – among them were that president’s health care law funnels money away from Medicare “at the expense of the elderly.” FactCheck pointed out Medicare’s chief actuary says the law “substantially improves” the system’s finances and that Ryan has embraced the same savings.
As President Clinton said in his speech last week, just look at the arithmetic when comparing the two conventions.
But what do I know…..