As is always the case, after any presidential candidate debate, FACTCHECK, pulls back the covers and reveals the truth.
Which of the following quotes do you feel you like most?
If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
As I watched the debate this week, I remember thinking, now that is FACTCHECKABLE! or how that sounded very fishy, I cannot wait for FACTCHECK.org to do their analysis. Here are the Facts…A quick review of their work is worthwhile, the deeper (linked) analysis of the findings are intriguing and beguiling at the same time.
We check on Cain’s murky tax plan, ‘death panels,’ Obama’s alleged plot for a Medicare ‘collapse,’and other dubious claims from the GOP debate in Hanover.
Our research has turned up some more dubious and misleading claims from the economic debate among Republican candidates in Hanover, N.H.
- Cain claims his 9-9-9 proposal to overhaul the tax code is “simple, transparent, efficient, fair, and neutral.” But his campaign has provided few details of how the plan would work, and a consultant hired by the campaign to analyze the plan could not provide evidence of how the plan would impact different income groups.
- Gingrich left out important facts on a government-backed panel’s recommendation that healthy men not get routine prostate screening tests. And he said that Sarah Palin’s bogus “death panel” claim had merit.
- Bachmann made the confusing and unsubstantiated claim that Obama secretly aims “for Medicare to collapse, and instead everyone will be pushed into Obamacare.”
- Perry claimed that a state program for small businesses offering health insurance has “driven down the cost of insurance by 30 percent.” But the cost is lower because Texas taxpayers subsidize the plans.
- Gingrich claimed that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had “spent hundreds of billions of dollars” on secret bailouts. But the Fed made loans, and actually reported billions in profits from interest income.
- Perry misquoted Romney’s economic adviser. Glenn Hubbard did not say that “Romneycare was Obamacare.” Hubbard said the two laws were similar and that the “main components” were the same.
FACTCHECK.ORG has also reveal ‘truth stretches’ and misstatements from then candidate Obama, so their work, in mind, mind is as neutral as any fact checking source.
Cain’s 9-9-9 is as dangerous as some forms of terrorism and Gingrich should be banded from politics for his attempt’s to revive that false ‘death panel’ claims from Palin. Now, there is a person (Gingrich) who absolutely knows that he is not going to secure the nomination. He has to have another motive for sitting through the debates.
Will the nation actually elect one of these people?