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Dean Wrong on Bush Tax Cut

Howard Dean got his facts wrong on two counts Sept. 4 during the Democratic candidates’ debate in New Mexico when he said most middle-class people never got a tax cut from George Bush, and when he implied that the average cut was only $100.

Dean TV Ad: Rewriting His Own History

In a TV ad, Howard Dean looks straight at the camera and says, “I’m against spending another $87 billion” in Iraq. But in fact, Dean has previously expressed conditional support for the $87 billion, not opposition.

Edwards Ad Falsely Claims Taxes Have Increased

A TV ad called “Yours” began airing late September, in which Edwards speaks directly to camera to say “Washington ’s not working for you. …Millionaires’ taxes keep going down while yours go up.” It’s false.