Friday, October 16, 2015

Fact Checking The Democratic Debate

We found several falsehoods and misleading claims in the Democratic candidates' first debate:
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revised her earlier statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, claiming that she said she "hoped" it would be a "gold standard." At the time, she said it was a gold standard.
    Sanders wrongly said that the U.S. had "more wealth and income inequality than any other country." The U.S. ranks 42nd in income inequality and 16th in terms of wealth held by the top 1 percent.
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley claimed that "70 percent of us are earning the same, or less than we were 12 years ago." Not true. Average weekly earnings for rank-and-file workers are up 5.8 percent.


    1. That's the best they could come up with?

    2. Debates today are nothing but a joke.

      The candidates stand up and tell the world what they would do if they were president. Except for a simple little matter of congress.

      Not one candidate talked about working with congress.

      Some say they will double down on the pen and phone approach to gpvernment.

      This applies to the left as well as the right.

      A shame neither side can actually be honest with the American people.