...or else he wouldn't be doubling down and daring us - and the Romney campaign - to compare what he and Obama say to what is actually the truth of the situation.
“I say to the press, fact check me,” a smiling Biden said to applause at a rally in Zanesville, Ohio. Yikes - I didn't know he was so close to where I lived although I noticed my dog acting restless - I guess he can sense evil.
“Today, Vice President Biden said that he should be fact checked, and we agree,” said Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg. “The vice president knowingly and deliberately leveled false and discredited attacks. This is further proof that the Obama Campaign is unable and unwilling to talk honestly or substantively about the most important issues driving the country."
"In an attempt to distract from President Obama’s failed record, including unemployment remaining over 8 percent, labor force participation falling to three-decade lows, and our national debt passing $16 trillion, Vice President Biden is once again advancing fabricated and disproven attacks on Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan," Henneberg said.
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" – a frequent response by the Obama campaign when questioned about the slow economic recovery. The AP has rightly pointed out that they failed to include jobs lost earlier in Obama's term and only counted jobs from the recession's lowest point when jobs began to grow.
Obama also said that he wants to use money that he saved by ending the wars to build schools, bridges, and highways. The problem is the wars were largely financed so there is no pile of cash to do anything. Wa, wa, wa...
The group FactCheck.org listed eight instances in which either Biden or Obama "spun" facts during their speeches Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C. Here are those 8 so-called facts; you can visit the link to read a detailed explanation about the spin.
- President Obama boasted that his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years, citing “independent experts.” But one such analyst called a key element of the plan a “gimmick.”
- Vice President Biden quoted GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney as saying “it’s not worth moving heaven and earth” to catch Osama bin Laden. Actually, Romney said he’d target more than just “one person.”
- The president said U.S. automakers are “back on top of the world.” Nope. GM has slipped back to No. 2 and is headed for third place in global sales this year, behind Toyota and Volkswagen.
- Biden said “the experts” concluded Romney’s corporate tax plan would create 800,000 jobs in other countries. One expert said that. She also said the number depends on the details, and foreign jobs could grow without costing U.S. jobs.
- Obama quoted Romney as saying it was “tragic” to “end the war in Iraq.” What Romney was criticizing was the pace of Obama’s troop withdrawal, not ending a war.
- Biden claimed Romney “believes it’s OK to raise taxes on middle classes by $2,000.” Romney actually promises to lower middle-class taxes.
- Biden said Romney and running mate Paul Ryan “are not for preserving Medicare at all.” Actually, the plan they endorse would offer traditional Medicare as one option among many.
- Obama said his tax plan would restore “the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was president” for upper-income taxpayers. Not quite. New taxes to finance the health care law also kick in next year, further burdening those same taxpayers.
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You're confusing that with an antonym, or the opposite, of fact which means a fabrication or lie, not your opinion. I hope these little English language studies have been useful to you. It would also seem that some of your MSM drones are actually checking up on you, as are the American people.
something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact.