Bush and Kerry both pepper their standard political speeches with misleading claims.
The Democratic National Committee released an ad Aug. 6 saying 2.7 million manufacturing jobs had been lost under Bush. That’s true, but ignores the fact that manufacturing jobs started their decline three years before Bush took office.
He says new jobs are paying $9,000 less than the old ones. That’s not a fact.
A new set of figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show HIGHER-paying jobs growing faster. A FactCheck.org exclusive. (But there’s evidence on both sides).
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.”
Kerry invents a new “Misery Index.” The old one makes Bush’s tenure look better than most.
Kerry ad puts words in Bush’s mouth that Bush never uttered.
Campaign says Internet ad is to ‘set the record straight.’ But it contains some distortions.
Straining the facts at Iowa’s debate on Sunday Jan. 4.