Kerry’s “strategy to win the war on terror” is puffery; Bush’s response is much ado about ten words.
An ad by the pro-Bush Progress for America Voter Fund (PFA) attacks Kerry for voting against intelligence spending and for voting against “13 weapons systems our troops depend on.” The ad is partly accurate, but misleads by starving the facts of context.
Kerry ad says medical paperwork costs hundreds of billions and his plan could save money. He’s right. But what about the expense?
He says 43 million don’t have “health care.” He means they don’t have insurance.
His latest ad is all generalities, no facts.
In reality, Kerry favors some of the same “safeguards” as several conservative Republicans.
It quotes negative comments from newspapers, but doesn’t mention that they are editorial expressions of opinion.
It says he “opened up Florida’s coast” to offshore oil and gas wells. That’s off base — by 100 miles.
John Kerry has promised that, if elected, his economic policies will produce 10 million new jobs. Some FactCheck.org subscribers have asked us why we haven’t debunked that claim, given that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) counted only 8.4 million who were unemployed as of March.
Over the top: Kerry’s boast that his vote “created 20 million new jobs.”