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Republicans Are Distorting the Truth About Medicare: FactCheck.org

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  1. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan came under heavy fire yesterday for some remarks that many people viewed as outright lies.

    In contrast, says Robert Farley, the Deputy Managing Editor of Factcheck.org, Presidential nomineeMitt Romney's speech "avoided major falsehoods."

    Romney did, however, engage in typical political distortions, says Farley.

    For example, Romney suggested that President Obama has raised taxes on the middle class when he has actually done no such thing. Romney's defense for this line, Farley says, is likely tied to the penalty that will be owed by those who don't buy health insurance under Obamacare. Specifically, a few million Americans who make under $120,000 a year will likely have to pay about $667 a piece by 2016 if they choose not to buy health insurance--a penalty that Romney is framing as a tax. (The Supreme Court saw it this way, too.)

    But, overall, Obama has reduced taxes for the middle class, so Romney's line could be described as a typical major political distortion, Farley says--a grain of truth that is presented as meaning something entirely different.

    Source: Factcheck.org
  2. Nyani Ngabu

    Nyani Ngabu Platinum Member

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    Team Obama is in panic mode.
  3. kmdh

    kmdh JF-Expert Member

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    Ukiangalia jinsi Obama alivyopandisha deni la Marekani nafikiri sasa limefikia 14, 000, 000, 000, 000 USD, utaelewa kuwa wananchi wote wa Marekani wameongezewa kodi. Obama alisema anataka wale 1% ndiyo walipe hilo deni lakini ukifanya hesabu za haraka haraka utajua tuu hata ukichukua hela zote (100% tax) za Bill Gates, Warren Buffett na mabilionea wote wa Marekani huwezi kulipia hilo deni. Lazima tuu Wamarekani wote (middle class, lower class) walipe kodi zaidi. Kwa hiyo watu wengi wanaelewa anachoongelea Romney. Ila na yeye Romney ni mchovu maana anataka kuendeleza vita dunia nzima ambavyo vitazidisha hilo deni. Kwa hiyo wote wawili, Romney na Obama ni wachovu.
  4. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    GOP voters and Team Myth Rom-no callin fact checks socialist, communists etc... oh my IF YOU CANT BEAT them, then LIE on them

    TIMING JF-Expert Member

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    NN ... sure?