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Mitt Romney Lies #59 – ‘Previewing the ‘facts’ in Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech’

Mitt Romney –

“You know, in the past, when people pointed out that something was inaccurate, why, campaigns pulled the ad,” Romney said on the radio. “They were embarrassed. Today, they just blast ahead. You know, the various fact checkers look at some of these charges in the Obama ads and they say that they’re wrong, and inaccurate, and yet he just keeps on running them.”
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/fact-checking-for-thee-but-not-for-me/2012/08/28/cccd6036-f11d-11e1-892d-bc92fee603a7_blog.html
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Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention :

“If the President is reelected, he will succeed in raiding $716 billion from Medicare — from the trust fund you have paid into all your lives – to pay for Obamacare.”

‘We have generally considered this to be a two-Pinocchio claim, though if Romney says Obama raided the trust fund, that would likely push it to three’.
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Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention :

“President Obama gutted welfare reform. My plan for a stronger middle class will put work back in welfare.”

‘This highly inaccurate Four Pinocchio claim is at the center of what the Romney campaign considers its most effective ad’.
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Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention :

“Obama went around the world and apologized for America. … Do you want a president who will never, ever apologize for the greatest nation on Earth?”

‘Despite earning Four Pinocchios for months, Romney keeps saying this’.
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Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention :

“President Obama has amassed five trillion dollars of debt — nearly as much debt held by the public as all other presidents combined.”
‘The number is certainly correct. But The Fact Checker considers this a One Pinocchio violation because it is simplistic to pin all of the debt increase on Obama’s policies’.
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Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention :

“We will cut spending, shrink deficits and put America on track to a balanced budget.”

‘This is more of a promise, rather than a fact, but Romney thus far has failed to show how he will achieve these goals. He has not identified enough spending cuts to balance the budget, and tax analysts have said that his plan to overhaul the tax code does not add up, without either cutting revenue even further or requiring new taxes’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/previewing-the-facts-in-mitt-romneys-acceptance-speech/2012/08/29/5c23357a-f21e-11e1-892d-bc92fee603a7_blog.html

 

 

 

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